Pink Moon to light up Easter weekend sky
The April full moon will rise early Saturday, and while it has several names, many know it as the Pink Moon. >> Read more trending newsThe full moon gets its colorful name because it coincides with the appearance of moss pink, one of the earliest spring flowers. Other names for the April full moon are the Egg Moon, the Fish Moon and the Sprouting Grass Moon, according to NASA. April’s full moon is also known as the Paschal Moon, which plays a part in the date on which Christians celebrate Easter. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the Paschal Moon.wftv.com
Harvest Moon to shine as fall brings on earlier nights
Get the telescopes ready, as Monday is the Harvest Moon. >> Read more trending newsThe Harvest Moon is the full moon that comes the closest to the autumn equinox. According to EarthSky.org, the Harvest Moon can hit up to two weeks before the official start of fall, or two weeks after. In the Southern Hemisphere, the Harvest Moon happens in March or early April. This year, the Harvest Moon will be average-sized but you may think it looks bigger or more orange.wftv.com
The full Strawberry Moon, the last supermoon of 2021, rises tonight! Here’s what to expect
The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises tonight (June 24), marking the last supermoon of the year. June’s full moon arrives Thursday (June 24) at 2:40 p.m. EDT (1940 GMT). Technically, the moon will officially be full before it appears above the horizon, as the full moon rises in the eastern sky at 8:53 p.m. EDT (0053 Friday GMT). The moon will appear full for about three days, starting early Wednesday (June 23) morning through early Saturday (June 26) morning, according to a statement from NASA. Tonight’s full moon is also a supermoon, which occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, also known as perigee. In turn, the moon will look slightly bigger and brighter since it's closer to the Earth than usual. June’s Strawberry Moon is the second and last supermoon of the year. Related: June full moon 2021: See the 'Strawberry supermoon' shinespace.com
Here’s when to see the full Worm Moon
Look east and you will find the bright Worm Moon rising over the horizon just before 8 p.m.March’s full moon is referred to as the Worm Moon because earthworms begin to appear as the soil warms in spring. March’s full moon is also the Paschal Full Moon in 2021, the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. April’s full moon is also a supermoon meaning the moon is full while also in perigee or closest approach to Earth. During a supermoon, the moon is about 14% larger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon. AdThere is no set definition as to how close the moon must be to be considered super and therefore some also consider March’s full moon super.
Here’s how to see the full Snow Moon this week
ORLANDO, Fla. – The second full moon of the year is about to take center stage in our night sky. The full Snow Moon will rise in the eastern sky as the sun sets Friday evening. The February full moon is known as the Snow Moon, for probably obvious reasons, as heavy snow typically falls in the month. Full Snow Moon Friday into SaturdayThe moon will be at its fullest at 3:19 a.m. Saturday, but will still appear full after it rises after sunset. March’s full moon, the Worm Moon, will occur on Mar.
Full moon names (and more) for 2021
Here is a listing of all of the full moon names as well as the dates and times for 2021. January full moon 2021: The 'Wolf Moon' rises with winter constellationsFebruary 27: Full Snow Moon3:17 a.m. EST (0817 GMT)Usually the heaviest snows fall in this month. Other names were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and — among coastal tribes — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad came upstream to spawn. Related: Amazing photos of the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'The Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse of Jan. 20-21, 2019. This month's full moon is also called the Long Night Moon, since nights are at their longest and darkest.space.com
First full moon of 2021 to shine bright Thursday
A full moon as seen outside WKMG studios on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. ORLANDO, Fla. – The sky should be mostly clear across Central Florida to catch a glimpse of the first full moon of the year Thursday. January’s full moon is also known as the Wolf Moon because howling wolves were often heard at this time of the year. The moon has looked full for the past several nights, but will officially be full Thursday. The moon will be at its fullest at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, but will still appear full after it rises shortly after 6 p.m.Full Wolf Moon rises ThursdayIf you snap any photos upload them to the PinIt section of the Pinpoint Weather App.
Hop on the weather roller coaster Halloween weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – The weather will be scare free for the most part across Central Florida. A few extra clouds will build in through the evening, but the full moon’s light will shine through. Late in the afternoon and evening, a stray shower will be possible, mainly along the coast. Beach and boating forecast:There is an elevated threat for rip currents Halloween weekendThe rip current threat will be elevated Halloween weekend with building waves through Saturday. Use caution this weekend with increasing winds to 20-30 mph.
Don’t miss it: Rare full moon set to light up Halloween sky
As if 2020 wasn’t eerie enough, this year’s Halloween night will be once in a blue moon. October 2020 Full Moon Schedule:Oct. 1 (The Harvest Moon): This name is given to the first full moon after the autumnal equinox. Oct. 31 (The Hunter’s Moon): This name is typically given because hunters would track and kill prey under the fall moonlight, collecting food before winter. This rare double full moon occurrence would also mean that this Halloween will be a blue moon because it’s the second full moon in one month. This is where the saying “once in a blue moon” comes to play.
Look Up! Supermoon, planets to dazzle Monday’s sky
ORLANDO, Fla.- – March’s full “worm” moon will be a supermoon, meaning the moon is full while also in perigee, or closest approach to Earth. Monday’s supermoon will appear to be the second-biggest full moon of the year. The March full moon is referred to as the worm moon because the ground begins to thaw and earthworms soon reappear for spring. Before sunrise, opposite of the supermoon in the western sky, will reside four planets in the east. Your photo comes right into the Pinpoint Weather Center!
Look up! Full Snow Moon tonight
ORLANDO, Fla.- – The second full moon of winter will shine bright this weekend. Just after 2 a.m. eastern time, the Snow Moon will be at its fullest. February’s full moon gets its name from the heavy snow that usually comes with the month. If you snap a photo, upload it to the Pins section of the Pinpoint Weather App. It’s the best way way to get your picture on News 6.