There's A Pink Super Moon Coming This Easter Weekend
With Easter fast approaching, chances are you're already thinking about that glorious moment when you can turn on your out of office for the long weekend.
And, with temperatures set to soar over the next couple of days, it looks like we're in for a scorcher.
But a mini heatwave isn't the only thing Mother Nature is blessing us with, as a fancy Pink Super Moon is also on the horizon.
The Full Pink Moon is expected to be at its brightest at 12.12pm (BST) on Friday - a whole eight hours before the Moon rises for the night.
Unfortunately, the moon isn't actually pink (yep, we were disappointed too), and gets its name from the name Native Americans gave to April's Full Moon, back in the days when the lunar calendar was used to track the seasons.
The April Pink Moon was named after the Ground Phlox - a pretty wildflower which blooms at this time of year.
According to AccuWeather, the Moon's colour on the night will depend entirely on atmospheric conditions, which means it could either glow red, yellow or orange.
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Explaining the names given to Full Moons, the Royal Observatory Greenwich said: "Over time, different cultures have given names to Full Moons across the lunar calendar.
The moon is named after Ground Phlox flowers
"Many of the Moon's nicknames have come to us from Native American culture because for their way of life, the cycles of the lunar phases were just as important a method of timekeeping as the longer solar cycle of the year, as defined by the motion of the Sun.
"The number of Moon names differs slightly tribe to tribe, but many assign either 12 or 13 Full Moons to the year."
Best dig those binoculars out.
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