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”.
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.
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.