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While the last supermoon of 2019 has already come and gone, a gorgeous ‘pink moon’ is set to rise over Vancouver Island this Friday.

A pink moon is the title given to a full moon that shines in April, and is also referred to as a ‘full pink moon’, a Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, or the Fish Moon

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name ‘pink moon’ comes from Native American peoples tradition of giving titles to full moons, and generally coincides with the springtime appearance of wild ground phlox.

(Pink ground phlox / Old Farmer’s Almanac)

Friday’s pink moon is expected to peak at 4:12 a.m., but will also be bright and visible throughout Thursday night.

While Thursday night’s forecast looks a little cloudy, keep your fingers crossed for a view of the pink moon!

Also, don’t forget about the massive meteor shower that’s going to light up Victoria’s skies this week!

The Lyrid meteor shower is set to take place between April 16th to 25th, and can bring as many as 20 shooting stars per hour.

It’s a good month to be stargazer!

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