The moon may be pink tonight in Ontario


Published April 23, 2024 at 5:05 pm

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Local stargazers might be in for a treat tonight (April 23) as reports indicate that the moon may turn pink around 8 pm. 

According to sources at The Weather Network, this phenomenon occurs during a full moon, when the moon is positioned on the opposite end of the earth in relation to the sun. 

However, there is no guarantee that the moon will appear pink for everyone. But if the weather is just right, tonight’s full moon may have a pink hue due to a phenomenon called ‘The Belt of Venus.’ This event only occurs during clear weather, when pollen and dust create a colourful band along the horizon. 

An additional reason April’s full moon is referred to as ‘the pink moon’ traces back to old farmer’s terminology. This time of year sees the wild growth of ground flox in North America, a floral pink ground plant that spreads easily throughout regions in Canada and the US.  

Whether tonight’s moon will turn pink or not, those in Ontario are still for a treat, as April’s full moon will brighten the night sky across the province for all to see. 

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