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Pink full moon Thursday won't actually look pink

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM   |   Comments

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April 23 (UPI) -- April's full moon is coming Thursday and it's going to be a pink.

As it happens, it's only pink in name -- each month's full moon has a variety of names -- but Thursday's moon is a little special.

There will be a bit of a lunar eclipse, visible in Europe, Africa and Asia. The Earth's shadow -- called the penumbra -- is due to cross over the moon at 3:30 p.m. EDT and the starker umbra will make contact at 3:54.

The last vestiges of the partial eclipse will fade away by 6:11 -- well before sunset in the eastern U.S.

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