April full moon: When to see the pink moon in 2022

The pink moon will appear full from early Friday to Monday morning, according to NASA. It will be at its peak on Saturday, April 16 at. 14:55 ET.
The moon is associated with the spring flowering of the Phlox subulata plant, a pink wildflower native to eastern North America, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The plant is commonly known as creeping phlox, moss phlox or mountain phlox.
Native American names for the April full moon were tributes to the spring season, according to The Old Bond Almanac. The Dakota tribe christened it “the moon when streams are navigable again,” while the Tlingit tribe called it the “budding moon of plants and shrubs,” referring to the end of winter and the resurgence of plant growth.
The pink moon also coincides with several religious holidays, according to NASA. It is called the Easter moon in the Christian church calendar because it is the full moon before Easter. For Hindus, this moon marks Hanuman Jayanti, the celebration of the Hindu monkey god. Lord Hanuman. The pink moon is Bak Poya for Buddhists, especially in Sri Lanka, and commemorates the Buddha’s visit to the island nation, where the Buddha prevented a war by settling a dispute between chiefs.

Unlike the last two years, this April’s pink moon will not be a supermoon. However, it still comes with its own folklore. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “A full moon in April brings frost. If the full moon rises pale, expect rain.”

“There’s definitely a chance of rain or frost this weekend. There’s also a chance of none of the parts,” CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said. “But in some areas of the Midwest, people will see some below-average morning temperatures this weekend, which may make them wish for a pale moon.”

After the pink moon, there are eight full moon events waiting for 2022, with two of them qualifying as supermooners. Here is a list of the remaining moons for 2022 according to Farmers’ Almanac:
  • September 10: Autumn moon
Although these are the popular names associated with the monthly full moons, the meaning of each one may vary across Native American tribes.

Lunar and solar eclipses

There will be two total lunar eclipses and two partial solar eclipses in 2022, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun, but only blocks some of its light. Be sure to wear proper sunglasses to safely see solar eclipses, as sunlight can be harmful to the eye.

The night sky changes before our eyes

A partial solar eclipse on April 30 can be seen by those in southern South America, the southeastern Pacific and the Antarctic Peninsula. Another on October 25 will be visible to those in Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India and western China. None of the partial solar eclipses will be visible from North America.

A lunar eclipse can only occur during a full moon when the sun, earth, and moon are in line and the moon passes into the earth’s shadow. The earth casts two shadows on the moon during the eclipse. The penumbra is the partial outer shadow, and the umbra is the full, dark shadow.

As the full moon moves into the shadow of the earth, it becomes darker, but it does not disappear. Sunlight that passes through the Earth’s atmosphere illuminates the moon in a dramatic way and makes it red – which is why this is often referred to as a “blood moon.”

Depending on the weather conditions in your area, it may be rusty, brick-colored or blood-red.

This happens because blue light undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red light will be the most dominant color highlighted when sunlight passes through our atmosphere and casts it onto the moon.

A Beginner's Guide to Stargazing (Courtesy CNN underlined)

A total lunar eclipse will be visible to those in Europe, Africa, South America and North America (except those in northwestern areas) between 6 p.m. 21.31 ET on May 15 and at. 02.52 ET on 16 May.

Another total lunar eclipse will also be exhibited for those in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America and North America on November 8 between 6 p.m. 03:01 ET and 8:58 ET – but the moon will set for them in eastern regions of North America.

Meteor showers

This year started with Quadrantid meteor showers in January and the next meteor showers peak later in the month.
Here are the top dates for the remaining 11 showers to keep an eye on in 2022:

• Lyrids: April 21-22

• Eta Aquariids: 4th to 5th May

• Southern Delta Aquariids: July 29-30

• Alpha Capricorn: July 30-31

• Perseids: August 11-12

• Orionids: October 20-21

• Southern Taurids: November 4th to 5th

• Northern Taurids: November 11-12

• Leonids: November 17-18

• Geminids: December 13-14

• Clock pages: 21 to 22 December

If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a place that is not filled with city lights to get the best views.

Find an open area with a wide view of the sky. Make sure you have a chair or rug so you can look straight up. And give your eyes about 20 to 30 minutes – without looking at your phone or other electronics – to adjust to the darkness, making the meteors easier to spot.

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