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To see the Pink Moon in all its glory, head outdoors tomorrow morning at 2:08 a.m. EDT, or 11:08 p.m. for those on the Pacific coast. According to Space.com, the Pink Moon got its name because it coincides with the appearance of a pink flower called the moss pink or phlox.

In many cultures, including Native American tribes, people named the full moons throughout the year as a way to keep track of time.

The moon rise Monday evening is at 7:24p.m. and will be 98.8% full.

April's full moon has several other nicknames including the grass moon, seed moon, and egg moon.

Simply put, it's the full moon in April - but it represents something far bigger than that.

Monday night will feature this month's full moon, rising in the east right around sunset and shining bright in the sky all night long. That's why Easter can sometimes seem to happen rather early or late; it can fall anywhere between Mach 22nd and April 25th. At that precise moment, the moon is positioned on exact opposite side of the Earth as the sun.

You'll be able to see Saturn, the ringed planet, high in the sky in the predawn hours of Sunday, April 16. The graphic below shows the rough time at which the pink moon will become visible - just follow the slanted lines on the graph from where you live to find out the time for your area. National Geographic says even small telescopes will reveal the rings that encircle Saturn, and its brightest and largest moons, Titan, Rhea and others.


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