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A pink full moon will take place Thursday, April 25. The 'pink moon' is generally the term used for a full moon in April.

EnStars on Apr 23, 2013 08:46 AM EDT
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A pink full moon will take place Thursday, April 25.  The 'pink moon' is generally the term used for a full moon in April.

The bright full moon comes just days after the Lyrid meteor shower peaked over the weekend.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, the Pink Moon gets its name from the herb moss pink, or ground, phlox, which is a spring flower. The April full moon is also referred to as the Full Sprouting Grass Moon and the Egg moon.

The full moon will not be any different, nor will it be pink. However, those residing in Europe, Asia and Africa will be able to see a lunar eclipse which will take place Thursday in those regions.

North Americans will not be able to see the lunar eclipse, which will start at 2:04 p.m. EDT.  Two hours later, the moon will be visible in Ireland and south-central Japan.

Meanwhile, the Lyrid meteor shower will continue until April 25.  The Lyrics began on April 16 and will continue until Thursday, the night of the Pink Full Moon, despite it peaking on April 22.

Stargazers were able to see up to 20 meteors per hour in the spectacular star show.

The Lyrid meteor shower happens every year in the middle of April when the Earth passes dusty debris from the Comet Thatcher. This meteor shower has been observed by mankind for at least 2,600 years.

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