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Is The Pink Moon Really Pink? What You Should Know About Spring In The Sky

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It was Audrey Hepburn who believed in the beautiful color of pink, and now that spring has sprung, we can find traces of it everywhere. The cherry blossoms are blooming, and April showers are bringing all the May flowers (and our allergies as well). Our surroundings are feeling a bit saturated, but that's definitely not a bad thing. In April, the pink moon will appear in the night sky and answer your pressing question, “Is the pink moon really pink?” As always, though, science and the stars know what’s up, so here's exactly what to expect.

At this point in every year, the universe has already done some unreal things. Sometimes, there’s a super blue blood moon in January that leaves some of us feeling like legit astronomers after experiencing such a lovely lunar eclipse. Other times, there are eclipses that pull us out of our beds or pause in the middle of our days. No matter what otherworldly event is going on, however, our worlds feel a little smaller when we look up at the planets. Everything on Earth is put into perspective.

Imagine what it'll be like when the moon is pink. (It is going to be pink, right?) Let's get down to the details before looking for all things lunar in the sweet spring sky.

Is the pink moon really pink?

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Spoiler alert: The pink moon isn't actually pink. Most of us would really love it if the circle in the night sky took on the same color as our favorite crayon ("Tickle Me Pink", duh). But, unfortunately, science doesn't sugarcoat much, and the moon will display its usual bright white hue this month.

Since it's a full moon, you will be able to see everything your lovely lunar friend has to offer, assuming that the sky is clear. If you can find a place with very few bright lights (aka, steer clear of the skyscrapers in New York City) or air pollution, your odds will grow. Of course, if you're viewing the sky from a major city, try your best to look past the buildings and billboards for the real show.

With spring in full bloom, you won't miss a minute of life feeling pretty and pink. There's just something about the flowers and unlimited amounts of sunshine that puts most of us in a better mood, despite what the moon is doing. Stay sweet, keep smelling the roses, and know that any lunar show is never really a let down.

What is the pink moon?

You've heard of the blood moon, so now you're probably wondering what this pink moon really means as well. According to timeanddate.com, the pink moon is another name for April's full moon when spring has truly sprung. Sometimes it can be called the Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, or Hare Moon.

You see, the world is blooming again. The full moon for the peak of spring had to reflect the beauty we're bound to see at one point or another. According to timeanddate.com, one of the first flowers that sprouts is known as the Wild Ground Phlox, and it covers the ground in North America with the color pink. Therefore, it was decided that the moon that comes out around this time should be called the pink moon.

What does the pink moon mean for your zodiac sign?

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The pink moon might sound like the sidekick to a sneaky panther, and you know the stars always have something up their sleeve. So, it's key that you put the science aside for a second and also learn what this moon means for your zodiac sign.

This moon cycle — which enters the night sky on April 7 at 10:34 p.m. ET — might bring some romantic vibes into your life, and make you feel bold in the pursuit of your dreams. Aries season alone always inspires you to be a go-getter and channel your energy into projects you’ve been putting off for a while now. When the pink moon rises into the sky, you’ll be able to make the most of your passionate energy.

You’ll be more patient and willing to have deep conversations, or self-reflect and figure out how you may need to change your communication style. You’ll likely look toward your love languages to express your emotions, and give into the positivity around you, too. Soak up all of that energy while it's in the universe.

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