Super Pink Moon to appear this Monday. What is the meaning behind the name?

Beyond The Forecast

(WFRV) – A supermoon is set to appear this coming Monday night, April 26 in Northeast Wisconsin. April’s full moon is known as the “Pink Moon”. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, supermoons are “about 7% bigger and 15% brighter than the typical moon”.

In Green Bay, the super pink moon will rise out of the east at 7:29 p.m. Peak illumination will be around 10:33 p.m. before the moon sets in the morning at 6:17 a.m. in the west.

The pink moon won’t actually appear pink. Its name refers to the early springtime blooms of the moss pink wildflower native to eastern North America.

April’s full moon also goes by other names: Breaking Ice Moon, Moon of the Red Grass Appearing, Sucker Moon, and Moon When the Ducks Come Back.

This full pink moon will be one of only a few supermoons in 2021. Send us your best super pink moon photos to us on social media:

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