April's 'Pink Moon' might actually live up to its name this year
The first thing to know about a "Pink Moon" is that it's not quite as cool as it sounds: For most of us, Thursday's full moon will remain its normal, milky-white color.
The name comes from the traditional, evocative names bestowed on full moons: March offered the Storm Moon, May will present the Corn Moon, and Thursday brings the Pink Moon, a reference to pink phlox, one of the first flowers to emerge each year.
This year, we'll actually get closer to pink than usual, thanks to a lunar eclipse, visible in Europe, Asia and Africa. As the Earth casts its shadow on the moon, our lunar friend might, indeed, look slightly pinker than usual. [Source]