Last night's 'Pink' full moon - Your pictures


"These brightly-colored flowers are native to North America, and they often bloom around the time of April's Full Moon".

The April 2018 full moon will show clearest very early in the morning on Monday April 30. Named not because it changes colour, but that it normally coincides with the Spring awakening of a carpet of creeping pink phlox.

This particular moon is known as the Pink Moon. If you were hoping for a celestial spectacle, the moon won't look out of the ordinary.

The full Pink Moon peaked at 8:58 p.m. on Sunday.

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Sky watchers in New York, Newark, and Atlantic City will be able to see the almost full moon rise at 7:31 p.m. EDT, while the sun is still lingering. The name comes from the Wild Ground Phlox, which is one of the first flowers of spring.

Being opposite the sun, all full moons rise in the east as the sun sets in the west.

Ahead of time of the Pink Moon, Venus and Jupiter will likewise be visible to the bare eye on Sunday.

The moon and sun will be in the sky at the same time for a short period of time in NY, due to the sun setting twenty minutes after the moon rises. Jupiter will rise in a matter of seconds before the April full moon, at 8:31 p.m. EDT, while Venus will be high on the sky as ahead of schedule as 7:19 a.m. EDT, achieving 21.7 degrees over the skyline for New York City. Setting full moon and Jupiter (upper left) by John Jairu Lumera Rolden in the Philippines. For a few, the moon seems full a day before and after the actual full phase.