The full moon that appears in April is called the Pink Moon. This name came from the pink moss or phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. The Pink Moon of April is sometimes referred to by names associated with other signs of spring like Seed Moon. In other cultures, this full moon is sometimes called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Fish Moon, because this was the time that the fish swam upstream to spawn.
April 12 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by a comet. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds.
April 26 - Full Moon, Super Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers.
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