What You Need to Know About the Full ‘Pink Moon’ in Central New York
April's full moon is called the Pink Moon; it's also called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
The different names of the full moon started with Native Americans. The Farmers Almanac says time was not recorded by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. "Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. The name itself usually described some activity that occurred during that time in their location."
What a sight to see on Sunday night as April's full moon will rise high in the sky looking like the spring wildflower flower called Phlox which has many star-shaped, colorful flowers.
According to the Farmers Almanac, you'll get the best results by doing the following springtime chores by the moon. From the full moon through the last quarter by the dark of the moon is the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber and planting below ground crops. The new and first quarter phases, known as the light of the moon, is the best time for planting above-ground crops, putting down sod, grafting trees and transplanting.
APRIL BEST DAYS 2018
Below are the Best Days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in April.
- Aboveground crops: 20–22, 29
- Belowground crops: 2, 3, 12, 13
For Setting Eggs:
- 1, 8, 27, 28
APRIL MOON FACTS AND FOLKLORE
A full Moon in April brings frost. If the full moon rises pale, expect rain.
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[Information from Farmers Almanac]