A full Pink Moon will emerge on Saturday i.e. 16 April 2022. The reason is that pink flowers grow a lot in this season. That’s why it is called the Full Moon or Pink Moon of April. You will see this colour of the moon only after midnight. People in different places of the world can see it on the 15th and 18th of April. We can call this weekend Full Moon Weekend, says program executive Gordon Johnson of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. A full Moon occurs once a month when the Sun, Earth, and Moon fall on an imaginary 180-degree line.
Andrea Jones, a science communicator working at NASA, says that the Moon’s orbit is five degrees different from Earth’s orbit. That’s why it is always the shadow of the earth which is a little above or below the sunlight which illuminates the nearest part of the moon.
A full “Pink” moon will grace the skies as Mercury rises in what will be an Easter treat for stargazers. Full moons are a lunar phase that occurs roughly once every month when our natural satellite is located opposite to the sun, with the Earth in between. In North America, the most well-known traditional name for a full moon that falls in April is “Pink Moon.” The term “pink moon” likely derives from the pink flowers of the creeping phlox or moss phlox (known by its scientific name Phlox subulata)—a plant native to eastern North America—which often blooms around this time of year, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Among the many other traditional names for the April full moon is the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, which refers to the fact that new grass appears at this time. Some coastal tribes also traditionally referred to the April full moon as the Full Fish Moon—because this was the time of year that salmon swam upstream to spawn.