The pink moon? More like mini-moon

April 21, 2016 5:18 PM

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The pink moon? More like mini-moon

Stargazers who step outside tonight will likely get to see the fabled “pink moon” of April, but unfortunately, unless viewed through tinted glasses, it won’t be pink. In fact, it should actually look smaller than usual.

The pink moon is the name for April’s full moon, earning its nickname from a pink flower called wild ground flox, NASA explained in a statement it released when astronaut Soichi Noguchi photographed a pink moon in April of 2010.

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