Pink Moon arrives tonight for breathtaking night sky display

Full moon will reach peak illumination at 7:49 pm EDT tonight
A representational image of Pink Moon. — Pixabay
A representational image of Pink Moon. — Pixabay

Skywatchers, get ready for a lunar spectacle! Tonight, the "Pink Moon" will be the star of the show, lighting up the night sky across most of the globe.

This full moon, also known by charming names like the "Sprouting Grass Moon" and "Egg Moon," reaches peak illumination at 7:49 pm EDT on Tuesday, April23.

But fret not if you miss the exact moment — the Pink Moon's brilliance will grace the skies for a full three days, from early Tuesday morning all the way to Thursday dawn.

For folks residing in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, the Pink Moon will be visible on Wednesday, offering another chance to witness this celestial wonder.

And the lunar excitement doesn't stop there! Mark your calendars for next month, because NASA assures us the skies will be treated to another full moon on Thursday, May 23rd, at 9:53 am EDT.

Just like this month's Pink Moon, May's full moon will linger for three days, bathing the world in its soft glow from Tuesday night through Friday evening. So, dust off your binoculars, find a clear view of the horizon, and prepare to be dazzled by the beauty of these upcoming full moons!