Clear, Warm and Pink

Wow, what a day today!  Sunny sky and warm, high in Nashville at 79 degrees. That will lead us into a beautiful night, a good night for catching a glimpse of the “Pink Moon”.

LS Pink Moon

Moonrise is 8:46 PM tonight.  A little later than the past couple of nights, and a little cooler, so grab the jacket.  The moon was officially “full” yesterday. The “Pink Moon” is the first full moon after the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. But don’t look expecting to see pink. The name comes from pink flowers know as wild ground phlox, that grow in the spring in the U.S. This full moon is also called the Grass Moon and the Egg Moon. This is not unusual, the full moon in every month has a nickname or nicknames, usually having something to do with the season.

This moon is also special because it is used to set the date for Easter Sunday. Easter falls the first Sunday after the Spring Equinox. The earliest Easter can be is March 22, and the latest is April 25.

Tonight’s moon is part of a double feature because Jupiter is nearby. This past Saturday Jupiter was as close to Earth as it will be all year.


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Jupiter and the Moon will not be as close tonight as they have been the past several nights.

With high pressure controlling the weather expect above average warmth for the next several days. Tomorrow should be mostly sunny.  Friday and Saturday expect a few more clouds and some isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. By Sunday and approaching front will bring a better chance or wet weather with some thunderstorms.  At this time it doesn’t look severe.


I’ll have the latest updates on the forecast on Channel 4 News.

Lisa Spencer

About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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2 Responses to Clear, Warm and Pink

  1. Debbie says:

    I love your professional weather report! Dan and Paul! I would like the pollen count at nite?? Is that a lot to ask? I so suffer with allergies, this year has been terrible. Maybe you can tell me the worst time of the day to be out doors? Appreciate the wonderful accurate reports you give. Hugs, Debbie Apple, Donelson, tn

    • Lisa Spencer says:

      Hi Debbie,

      I typically show the pollen count during the 6pm newscast. Are you watching then? or were you talking about the 10pm News.
      Generally, pollen is most abundant in the early morning, especially between 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

      Thanks for you kind words and thank you for watching Channel 4,

      Lisa Spencer

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