Tomorrow Charlotte Will Witness A Rare ‘Easter Pink Moon’

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Charlotte is about to witness a rare ‘Easter Pink Moon’ over the night skies.

Normally, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon of April, but this year, that full moon happens to peak in the middle of a Saturday, so according to the Jewish tradition of when a day begins (at sunset), Easter begins tomorrow night, the same day as this year’s ‘Pink Full Moon’ – making it a rare ‘Easter Pink Full Moon’.

According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the Moon will reach its fullness point at 2:57 P.M. EDT, but it won’t be visible over Charlotte until setting of the sun and the traditional dawning of Easter. 

The name ‘Pink Moon’ comes from native North American wildflowers that bloom in early springtime: Phlox subulata, known as “moss pink,” according to the Almanac.

Here are some shots from last year’s ‘Pink Full Moon’:

 

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Biggest super moon of the year the “Pink Supermoon”

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Closed for business. Open for photography.

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