Sunday April 8, 2012

City Seen

Full Pink Moon

It's also known as a Fish Moon

Staff/Voice photo

 

The moon over Chilliwack as it looked last week.

 

ccording to the Farmerís Almanac, the April full moon on Good Friday this year got its name from the early bloomer moss pink, a wild ground phlox.

 

Itís also known as Sprouting Grass Moon or Egg Moon. Coastal tribes know it as the Fish Moon, because it is the time that shad begin to swim up rivers to spawn. The next full moon on May 5 is called the Flower Moon and on June 4, the Strawberry Moon.

 

 

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