Special springtime 'pink moon' rises this Friday
The full moon of April, called the "pink moon," will reach its peak fullness on Friday morning at 7:12 a.m. (EDT).
The pink moon will rise at about 7 p.m. and set around 5:40 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the
says the 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.