Full Moon in April 2023

Written by Apple Updated Jan. 4, 2023

The fourth full moon in the year 2023 will occur on Friday, April 6. It is called “Pink Moon”. Wishes made at the preceding new moon are supposed to come true at this April’s full moon, which is associated with responsibility, persistence, and growth in astrology.

Full Moon April 2023
Full Moon April 2023

When to See the Full Moon in April 2023

April’s full moon occurs on Friday, April 6, 2023. It is approximately 374,196 km (232,515 miles) from Earth at 14:55 (Eastern Time) in Libra.

April’s full moon will arise at 01:55 (Eastern Time), peak when it reaches its highest point in the sky at Libra around midnight, and set around sunrise the next morning, being visible for about 5 hours.

Why Is It Called the Pink Moon?

Traditionally, the full moon's name derives from Native American colonial and European cultures. The full moon in April has been called the Full Snow Moon for centuries.

April’s full moon is known as the Full Pink Moon. The name has nothing to do with the color of the moon. In fact, the Pink Full Moon got its name due to the bright pink flowers called ground phlox, which is one of the most common flowers in North America and blooms in early spring. 

Astrological Meanings of the Full Moon in Libra April 2023

April's full moon of 2023 takes place in the sign of Libra on April 6. This full moon in the constellation of Libra has the astrological meaning of charm, beauty, and balance.

Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the zodiac, spanning 180 - 210 degrees of the zodiac. Ruled by Venus, Libra is the cardinal sign of the three air signs, the other two are Aquarius and Gemini.

In astrology, Libra is the seventh house of the zodiac. It shows how we interact and connect with the outside world as well as how our self-worth is manifested outwards. April's full moon in Libra is going to remind us to pay attention to the connections with the world.

The Effects of the April's Full Moon on the Astrological Signs

The zodiac is classified into four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. Each element has three zodiac signs.

This April’s full moon is happening in Libra (180 - 210° celestial longitude). Libra is one of the three air signs and is compatible with the fire signs - Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius as well as the other air signs of Gemini and Aquarius. So the April full moon in Libra should favor those signs.

Cultural and Religious Representation

The Moon has influenced human culture for thousands of years, particularly the full moon and new moon phases. Festivals in many countries are related to the full moon phase, including Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival in China, Easter in the United States, and Navaratri in India.

In the past, it was believed that the moon caused many forms of mental illness and even could cause disasters. Many people believe that the moon is related to life phenomena. Many plausible claims are found in folklore, religion, astrology, literature and art, and modern film and television media.

When Is the Next Full Moon Day

The next full moon will occur on Friday, May 5, 2023. It is also called the Flower Moon because there are abundant flowers growing in the Northern Hemisphere in May. There will also be a penumbral lunar eclipse at the time of the full moon. 

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