According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the US (NASA), the “Pink Moon” will appear most brilliantly from the early morning of April 15 to the morning of April 18, depending on the region of the Earth. It will reach its peak brightness at 1:55 am on April 17 (Hanoi time – UTC +7). People on the west coast of the United States will witness this scene after 14 hours.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name “Pink Moon” is not a description of the Moon being pink, it is associated with the blooming time of Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox or ground phlox), a wildflower with pink in North America.
“Pink Moon” is the name that American Indians give to the full moon day of March (based on the lunar calendar) (or April’s full moon) in reverence for spring.
According to NASA, what makes the “pink moon” so special is that it marks the beginning of so many religious festivals around the world. It is also known as the Paschal moon in the Christian calendar, marking Easter. For Hindus, this moon is the opening sign of the festival honoring the monkey god Hanuman.
Unlike the last two years, April’s full moon is not a “super moon“. According to the weather and astronomy reference book “The Old Farmer’s Almanac”, the full moon of March (according to the lunar calendar or April’s full moon) often brings frost. If the color of the Moon is pale, there will be rain.