In Anticipation of April’s Pink Moon …
Longtime followers of The Gardener’s Eden will recall that this starry-eyed gardener has a particular fondness for April’s Pink Moon. Previous posts (such as this one,Â hereÂ ) have also included links to Nick Drake’s beautiful song by the same name, and various pink-hued flowers; including the moon’s namesake, phlox.
Last night as I was driving home from a late-day meeting with a design client, I happened to notice our nearly-full, celestial neighbor, flirting above the horizon in a pouf of pinkish clouds; perfection between budding trees. And as I rounded the bend between historic farms, there she was again; rising beauty, high above the wet, April fields…
The Pink Moon will be full this Friday —coinciding nicely with the start of Passover and Good Friday— at 3:19pm, and will rise at 7:38pm ET. Of course, at 98% full tonight, the Pink Moon will be a pleasure to watch a bit earlier this evening (rising at 6:20pm ET on 4/5/12). And you can bet I will be raising a glass to the first full moon of this sweet new season (even if it is still just a wee bit nippy outside).
For more information on the moon and its phases, and highly entertaining lunar lore, visit the Old Farmer’s Almanac moon page, here.
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