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The 'Pink Full Moon' rises this Friday

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Published: Apr. 18, 2019 at 6:11 AM EDT
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The full moon of April titled the 'Pink Moon,' will reach its peak fullness on Friday morning at 7:12 a.m. (EDT).

The Pink Moon will rise at about 8 p.m. and set around 7 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the

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says the 'Full Pink Moon' is a sign of the appearance of the "moss pink,' or wild ground phlox -- one of the early spring flowers.

, the next lunar event will occur July 16-17 where skywatchers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse.

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