Pink Moon Tonight, But it’s Not Really Pink

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Full Moon, Saturday, April 16, 2022.

The Full Moon in April is called a Pink Moon, but it is named after pink wildflowers that appear in North America in April every year. The Moon is not actually pink tonight.

Moonrise in Chicagoland is about 7:41 p.m.

Moonset in Chicagoland is about 6:41 a.m.

Total Lunar Eclipse in May 2022

A Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) is anticipated in Chicagoland 29 days from the April 16, 2022 Full Moon (Pink Moon).

On Sunday May 15, 2022 the earth will begin to cast a shadow on the Moon about 8:32 p.m. CT.

The partial eclipse (when you begin to see a piece taken out of the Moon caused by the shadow) begins about 9:28 p.m.

The total eclipse will begin about 10:29 p.m. Sunday.

The maximum total eclipse is about 11:11 p.m. Sunday.

The total eclipse will end about 11:54 p.m. Sunday.

The partial eclipse will end about 12:55 a.m. Monday.

The earth’s shadow will completely depart the Moon about 1:50 a.m. Monday.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022 a Total Lunar Eclipse will also be visible in Chicago, and will include a sighting of the maximum Lunar Eclipse at 5:04 a.m. However, the end of the partial lunar eclipse will not be visible because the Moon will set before the end phases of the eclipse are completed. The Total Lunar Eclipse in Chicago will begin with the earth’s shadow at 2:01 a.m.

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