This Tuesday (23), Earth watchers you’ll be able to watch another incredible astronomy spectacle: the famous ‘Full Pink Moon’. Best of all, enthusiasts don’t need to use any special equipment like a telescope or binoculars; just view the night sky with the naked eye. But don’t worry, the name doesn’t mean much, at least to Brazilians and other people outside the United States.

Despite its name, the full moon will not have a rosy appearance. In fact, this name was chosen by the indigenous people of North America and It refers to the time of year when a type of pink flower blooms in the Northern Hemisphere. – It’s already spring right now. In other words, this phenomenon will be like an ordinary full moon.

astronomical event It will be visible to the naked eye all over Brazil. Observers will be able to start watching the match from 17:32 (Brasília time).

For a good experience, audiences should look for an area where the sky is clear and the weather is suitable; More remote locations, such as the interior, can offer great observations due to less light pollution in smaller cities.

“According to this almanac, like the full moon in April, tribes in the northeastern United States called it the Pink Moon, after the pink moss plant, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox. It is one of the first common flowers of spring in the eastern U.S. Other names for the Moon include the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes, the Pisces Moon, because this is the time when the shad swim into the river to breed,” USA. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) explains.

Pink full moon or Wesak moon?

In ‘Pink Full Moon’ It is known as the Wesak Month by people who follow Tibetan and Buddhist traditions. Mainly in Buddhism, this day is also known as Buddha Day as it is thought to be the day when Siddhartha Gautama descended to Earth and showered blessings on the living beings on the planet. Generally, Buddhists go to temples to commemorate and celebrate enlightenment, teachings, and community.

In any case, it is important to emphasize that the Month of Wesak does not occur on exactly one specific day; In 2023, observers were able to watch it on the 5th of the same month. As with every month, the ‘pink’ event will always occur on the fourth full moon of the year, always during the month of April.

“The full moon is one of the eight lunar phases in which the entire round, illuminated side of the Moon is visible from Earth. The full moon is often considered the most striking of the lunar phases because most of the sunlight is reflected during this phase. During and around the night of the full moon, the Moon is Because of its brightness, other celestial objects such as stars and planets are more difficult to observe,” explains the encyclopedia Britannica.

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