Pink Moon has different meanings in different faiths.
In Hindu belief, the sighting of this pink moon is associated with Hanuman Jayanti.
The pink moon is also called the Passover or Passover moon by the Jews.
Jews celebrate Passover, or Passover, on April 13 this year.
Meanwhile, in Christianity, the date of Easter is calculated based on the appearance of the pink moon or Easter moon.
In Buddhism, the pink moon is known as Bak Poya, quoted from the Economic Times of India.
Buddhists associate this day with Buddha helping the Sri Lankan government to end the war.
In Islam, the pink moon is also associated with Ramadan as it appears in the middle of the holy month.
This year, the pink moon occurs on Wednesday (05/04/2023) and peaks on Thursday (06/04/2023).
Why is it called “Pink Moon”?
according to dr Chris North of Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy gave names to certain full moons in the past.
In particular, Native American groups are believed to have named the full moon “Pink Moon” after the then-blooming red wildflower Phlox subulata.
In the 1930s, the Old Farmer's Almanac began publishing full moon names, including the Pink Moon.
The Almanac writes a nickname for each full moon that appears each month.
Space historian Osnat Katz said that different cultures around the world had different names for the full moon long before almanacs began publishing lists of names.
The Pink Moon full moon doesn't look pink as the name Pink Moon comes from the flower that blooms in April.
Each full moon in April is referred to as a pink moon.
12 names of the moon
For further explanation see the 2023 full moon calendar, adapted from the American version of the lunar almanac, which is taken from the old farmer's almanac.
- January 6: Wolf Moon
- February 5: snow moon
- March 7: Worm Moon
- April 6: Pink Moon
- May 5: Flower month
- June 3: Strawberry month
- July 3: Buck Moon
- August 1st: Disruption month
- August 30: Blue Moon
- September 29: Harvest month
- October 28th: Month of the Hunter
- November 27: Beaver Moon
- December 26: Cold moon.