I'm sure these names have been around for hundreds of years, but it feels like we're just making up these different kinds of moons.

There's your blood moon, your super moon and, most recently, the super snow moon. Where do they even come from?

While I don't have those answers for you, I do know we're getting ready to see another moon spectacle in April.

The  Winnakee Land Trust and Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill will be hosting a Full Pink Moon Hike on April 19th. The hike will cost $5 per person, unless your a Winnakee or Open Field Society member then it's free. It's also free for children under 12.

The Facebook event page is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Pink moon and what it actually means. They say that according to the Old Farmers Almanac that in ancient times the seasons were tracked by the lunar calendar. The Facebook page continues saying "Native American tribes once observed the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon."

This moon is called a pink moon because of the "appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers."

The Full Pink Moon hike will take place on April 19th from 7:30 to 9:30 at Burger  Hill in Rhinebeck, Burger Hill will provide "spectacular views of the setting sun, the rising pink moon and the Hudson Valley landscape."

For more details and tickets visit the Winnakee Land Trust website.

 

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