There Is A Full Pink Moon On April 26: Here's What That Really Means

Full moons are always a magical spectacle. However, on April 26, 2021, there will be a pink moon in the sky that holds a lot of seasonal and spiritual significance. It's also incredibly beautiful to behold so make sure you have your camera at the ready.

The Old Farmer's Almanac explains that April's full moon is one of two supermoons in 2021. It'll be most visible at 11:33 p.m. EDT. NASA writes that the term "supermoon" was first developed by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. It describes the phenomenon when a full moon aligns with the time that the moon is at its closest approach to earth. To make it plain: supermoons are the biggest and brightest full moons you may ever see.

The idea of a bright pink moon in the sky might fill you with absolute delight but the Old Farmer's Almanac explains "this 'super pink moon' won't actually look 'super pink'β€”or any hue of pink, really." It also adds, "The moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead."

Royal Observatory Greenwich details that the names for moons come from indigenous Americans and was later more widely adopted. April's full moon often corresponds with the time that "an eastern North American wildflower, Phlox subulata would come into bloom. This is also known as moss pink," per The Old Farmer's Almanac. It's believed this is where April's full moon got its pink association.

What does a pink supermoon spiritually mean?

If you're a believer in astrology you'll know the power and influence that the moon has. Spiritualist Cherokee Billie told Elite Daily that the pink moon "brings the stability and security to crystallize recent changes and make them permanent improvements." As it coincides with spring it could signify a fresh start.

Around the globe, the end of winter and the beginning of warmer weather manifests in different ways and the Old Farmer's Almanac states that the pink moon is also known as Breaking Ice Moon, Budding Moon of Plants and Shrubs, Frog Moon, and Sucker Moon. All are a reference to old harvesting practices and nature renewing before summer.

While the pink moon may mark a change in nature, intuitive astrologer Rose Smith told Daily Mail Australia it might be a time to look within too. "Spiritually, supermoons are all about transformation and bringing up subconscious content for us to deal with – it means it's time for a purge," she explains. "What this means for you as an individual is reflected by your star sign, depending what house your star sign is in, behaviors, arguments, past traumas – may all come to the forefront. It's a time to deal with issues but be mindful of channeling them in the correct way."

If you want to catch this month's pink supermoon, Inverse explains that it'll begin rising at 7:44 p.m. You'll have a lot of time to catch it before it's at its biggest and brightest.