Friday, April 6, 2012

April's Pink Moon

When I flipped over the calendar page for this month, the 6th listed The Pink Moon. Color-enthusiast that I am, I had to find out more.......

I doubt it will look this color tonight, unless a huge red dust storm, like some I saw while growing up in Sweetwater, Texas, occurs.

The names given by different cultures to April's full moon are fascinating:

  • Colonial American-Planter's Moon
  • Chinese-Peony Moon
  • Cherokee-Flower Moon
  • Choctaw-Wildcat Moon
  • Dakota Sioux-Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation
  • Celtic-Growing Moon
  • English Medieval-Seed Moon
If you know of more culture's name for this moon, and others, please let me know.

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