April 2017 Full Moon

“Egg Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I just wanted to quickly note that tonight is the full moon for April 2017. For Northern Hemisphere cultures, the April moon usually results in names related to spring, growth, or rebirth. I’ve used Egg Moon, Spring Moon, and Fish Moon (referring to shad moving upstream to spawn), and other common names are Pink Moon (referring to wild ground phlox), Growing Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, and the like.

If you live here in Maine and would like to watch moonrise tonight, you can see it at 7:44 pm (after sunset at 7:15 pm), and moonset will be tomorrow morning at 6:28 am. And keep an eye out for Jupiter, too — last night it was very close to the moon!

“Egg Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Spring Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Spring Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
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