‘Pink Moon’ Arrives In the Hudson Valley Sky
The “Pink Moon” is set to rise in the Hudson Valley this week.
The full first full moon of spring, also known as the “Pink Moon,” is expected to start glowing in the local sky on Tuesday. If the night sky is clear, you should be able to see the “Pink Moon” tonight after 8 p.m. in the Hudson Valley.
Despite its name, the moon won’t really look pink. The “Pink Moon” get its name after pink flowers called wild ground phlox, which bloom in early spring and become widespread throughout the U.S. and Canada this time of year, according to space.com
However, while the moon likely won’t appear pink, it still should be a sight to see this week.
“The full moon celebrates the change of seasons by pairing up with the dazzling planet Jupiter,” EarthSky.org states. “Jupiter, in turn, stays in front of the constellation Virgo until November 2017. So even though the moon will leave Virgo after a few more days, Jupiter remains in the vicinity of Spica, Virgo’s brightest star, for months to come. The glamorous couple – Jupiter and Spica – will adorn the evening sky from now until September 2017.”
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