“Full Pink Moon – April: This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.”
-The Farmers’ Almanac
A glorious full moon rises this evening at 8:05 p.m EDT. April 25, 2013.
Multihued halos surround the nearly full moon over Borrego Springs, California, in a newly released picture of a lunar corona.
The faint rings of color are an optical effect caused when moonlight interacts with wispy clouds and ice crystals high in the night sky. The width of such coronas can shrink or swell as different clouds move past the moon.