Pink Moon will light up skies tonight – but it will actually appear ORANGE

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It’s the weekend we’ve all been looking forward to, and now the Easter Bank Holiday has finally started!

But it’s not just Good Friday you have to enjoy today – there’s also a full Pink Moon.

If you love the color pink, you might slightly disappointed to hear that despite its name, the Pink Moon won’t actually be that color. Instead, it’s likely to have more of an orange hue.

However, it’s still set to be a beautiful event that’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for!

Here’s everything you need to know about the Pink Moon, including how and when to see it.

When is the Pink Moon?

This year, the Pink Moon will appear tonight, on Friday 19 April.

(Image: ARMANDO BABANI/EPA-EFE/REX)

The full moon phase will begin at 12:12 BST but should last through the night.

For your best chance of seeing it, try to head to an area with little light pollution so the moon will look particularly bright in the night sky!

What is the Pink Moon?

The Pink Moon is the second full moon in April.

(Image: PA)

It occurs when the moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth as the sun, meaning its face is fully illuminated.

Why is it called the Pink Moon?

In Native American tribes, this moon was called the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of a type of moss, called ‘pink moss.’

It’s also known as the Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Growing Moon or Full Fish Moon.

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