The 'pink moon' isn't going to be pink April 15, but the lunar eclipse will be real
Posted by David Brooks | Friday, April 4, 2014
Two bits of full-moon news:
The full moon in mid-April was called the "pink moon" by some members of the Algonquin Indian nation, which covered all New England before Europeans arrived - but as Snopes reports, that's not because the moon turns pink. It's because this full moon roughly coincides with the flowing of creeping phlox, which has a pink flower and is a harbinger of New England spring.
But the pink moon WILL be weirdly colored this year, because April 15 will see a full lunar eclipse, and it will be visible here, weather permitting.