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The pink full moon rises across WNY tonight

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 20:24:51-04

The "Pink" full moon will occur at 2:08 a.m. on April 11th.

It's the first full moon of spring which begins Jewish Passover and  Easter is the first Sunday after the 1st full moon of spring.

It's said to be called the "Pink" moon because it coincides with the widespread growth of the phlox flower.  Other names for April's full moon are Full Sprouting Grass Moon and the Egg Moon.

The moon rise Monday evening is at 7:24p.m. and will be 98.8% full.  By Tuesday evening when it rises again over WNY the Pink moon will be 99.9% full at 8:24p.m. 

We won't have a perfect view of the full moon because of an increase in cloud cover as a frontal system passes late Monday night but if enough clearing takes place Tuesday evening, the north and western sections of WNY may get a good glimpse Tuesday night.

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