The Paschal Moon

April’s “Pink Moon,” the first of the astronomical spring for the Northern Hemisphere is sometimes called the Frog Moon, the Breaking Ice Moon, and the Budding Moon. The first full moon occuring on or after the March vernal equinox is also known as the “Paschal Moon” of Easter! The word, “Paschal,” derived from the Greek and Latin word, Pascha, means Passover

This full “Paschal” moon of Saturday, the 16th, reaches peak illumination at 2:57 P.M. EDT, but won’t appear in the sky until it cracks the horizon’s crust just after sunset..

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