Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Glimpse of Annual “Pink Moon” Last Night

Tonight’s annual “pink moon” may be obstructed by overcast skies, but sky-watchers across the Hudson Valley were able to see the nearly full moon last night.

Every year, April’s full moon is known as the “pink moon”. Although not literally pink, it is named for the pink wildflowers that bloom in early spring. It is also linked to several major religious holidays, including Easter and Passover.

The full pink moon will reach its peak at 2:55pm this afternoon, but will not rise in our area until 7:46pm tonight. Cloud cover will likely obstruct the view.

Last night, the moon phase was nearly full and treated onlookers to a bright, nighttime sky.

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