Did you see it? The super full moon on Monday night? The Pink Moon – a supermoon that’s not actually pink – was the first supermoon of the year! The second one is shortly after on May 26th.
What is a supermoon?
It’s a moon that’s bigger and brighter. According to the Farmers Almanac, On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon.
Why is called a pink moon?
Sadly, it has nothing to due with the moon actually being pink. In actuality, April’s full Moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also goes by the name “moss pink.”
Spiritual Meaning of the Pink Moon
The Pink Moon signifies rebirth and renewal. After a long, cold and gray winter, the resurgence of the color pink is a revitalizing dose of beauty and joy. It also reminds us that life is a set of ups and downs and cycle of hibernation and reawakening.
Image via Capturing Inspiration Boston on Instagramtaken from East Boston near Logan Airport facing South Boston
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