When the clouds break later this weekend, you should catch a glimpse of the nearly Full Pink Moon.
The Full Pink Moon rose Friday night but was obscured by cloudy skies in central Ohio.
The full moon is not actually pink, but is sometimes tinted in shades of yellow, orange and red, depending on what’s in the atmosphere that scatters reflected light.
Most of the names for the full moon that have been popularized in modern times actually originate with Native Americans, who followed the seasons by the moon phases.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Full Pink Moon is named for an April flower — the wild ground phlox. Other names for the Pink Moon incorporate fish, eggs, and sprouting grass.
The full moon in May is aptly named the Flower Moon.
After skies clear Sunday evening, keep an eye out for a few meteors late at night. We are entering the Lyrid meteor shower, the first since January.