Why is tonight's full moon a pink moon?

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The name Pink Moon comes from the pink phlox flowers that are in bloom this time of year. Here is everything you need to know. Will the moon really have a pink hue?

The hoaxers originally set their green moon - full or otherwise - for April 20, which might also be referred to as 4-20, to include a street reference for marijuana in their joke.

When is the April fill moon and will it turn pink?

. In the United Kingdom, the Earth's lunar satellite will reach its Full Moon phase at around 12.12pm BST (11.12am UTC), when viewed from London.

While the moon won't be pink it will still be a wraith site to see.

According to AccuWeather, every month's full moon has a nickname that can be traced back centuries to the Native Americans or early Colonials from Europe.

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As the weekend approaches, so does April's full moon, the fourth full moon of 2019!

And The Royal Observatory Greenwich added: "Over time, different cultures have given names to full moons across the lunar calendar".

But those who have watched the spectacle of a "blood Moon" or a "super Moon" may be a little disappointed to learn that the Pink Moon will not actually appear pink.

Unfortunately, this will happen a whole eight hours before the Moon rises for the night. This weekend's moon isn't just going to look good for many belief systems around the world, the "pink" moon also has cultural significance.

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