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Palm Sunday Moon | by Kevin's Stuff
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Palm Sunday Moon

The Full Moon of April, taken minutes before the point of "Full" phase.

 

The Full Moon of April is called the Full Pink Moon. Grass pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring.

 

This is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed one week later on Sunday, April 24. This, incidentally, is just one day shy of the latest date that Easter can fall.

 

I titled this "Palm Sunday Moon" because at my location, it is Sunday evening.

 

Moon Data at time of exposure:

Phase: Full (14.25 days)

Distance from Observer (me): 221689 miles (356774km)

Altitude above horizon: 17.49 degrees

Location in sky (Constellation): Virgo

 

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Taken on April 17, 2011