So Apparently the "Pink Moon" Isn't Going to Be Pink?

I heard about the Pink Moon occuring this evening, and thought it was really interesting. However, upon some further investigation on the “interwebs”… I found out that it isn’t actually going to be pink.

According to an article from Alternative Press, the Pink Moon is just a nickname for the first full moon in the month of April. It’s supposed to symbolize the beginning of spring, and the flowers (purple and pink Phlox) that bloom during this time of year. Depending on atmospheric conditions, it could appear orange, yellow, or red.

Onlookers can look for the full moon to rise in the eastern sky on Thursday evening right before sunset, local time. The moon will rise in the same area on Friday evening; however, it will do so shortly after sunset, local time.” AccuWeather reports.