See a First Full Moon of Northern Spring Overnight Tonight

The initial full moon of open for observers in a Northern Hemisphere will arise early Tuesday (or late tonight), depending on your time zone. 


The April full moon, famous as a “Pink Moon,” will gleam overnight tonight (April 10 to 11), and skywatchers will be means to see a bright, pleasing moon all night long.

For those who wish to catch the moon during a fullest and many bright — when it is accurately conflicting a Earth from a object — a time to demeanour is 2:08 a.m. EDT (0608 GMT) a morning of Apr 11 — or 11:08 p.m. PDT tonight (April 10) for those on a West Coast. The moon will initial arise during 8:02 p.m. EDT (1202 GMT, Apr 11) on a East Coast, and will arise during 7:04 p.m. PDT on a West Coast.

The Pink Moon is also called a Sprouting Grass Moon, a Egg Moon and a Fish Moon. The “pink” partial of a title, used by Native Americans and early colonial Americans, refers to a open flower called moss pink, or furious belligerent phlox, that appears around a same time as a moon, according to a Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Skywatchers will also be means to mark Jupiter nearby a moon tonight — viewers in Europe and over easterly will be means to see them strech within dual degrees of any other in a sky. (An outstretched fist in a sky covers about 10 degrees.) At points over west, like a United States, observers will still be means to see a moon, Jupiter and the Spica star system form a parsimonious triangle in a sky.

Jupiter was recently in a same position as a moon now is — on a conflicting side of Earth from a sun, called antithesis — that noted a closest it will come to Earth in 2017.

Email Sarah Lewin during slewin@space.com or follow her @SarahExplains. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original essay on Space.com


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