Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter

April's full moon will be visible to the United Kingdom tonight, which has in the past appeared pink because of the lunar orb hitting peak illumination.

Interestingly, during the April full moon, earth's natural satellite will appear yellow, orange or even red depending on the atmospheric conditions.

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The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter.

Other nicknames for April's full moon include the Sprouting Grass moon, the Egg moon and the Fish moon. The May full moon is known as the Flower Moon for all the flowers that bloom during that month. This year's pink moon coincides just a few days before the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. The year began with a wonderful spectacle of Super Blood Wolf Moon and after it let's know more information about the lunar spectacle. The moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the sun, meaning that its face will be fully illuminated, according to the Daily Mail. When it will be at its peak, it will appear bright white. The moon will still appear full on Friday night. It will be at this time that the moon will appear so large, and this is actually due to an optical illusion popularly known as the moon illusion. The full pink moon draws from the appearance of "moss pink" or wild ground phlox, an early spring flower that flourishes around this time of year. The sun will rise about an hour before moonset on April 20, so for about an hour, the almost full moon and the sun will both appear in the sky. As such, many of these names arose when Native Americans first interacted with colonialists.

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