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By Isabel Jones
Updated Apr 11, 2017 @ 4:45 pm
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What’s all this about a pink moon? Are nature and Instagram in perfect sync at long last? Well, no.

The pink moon, which will wax until Wednesday, April 12, isn’t actually pink. Sorry, Elle Woods.

The term derives from the Native American tradition of naming full moons. This particular full moon comes just after the Spring Equinox—a time known for the spread of a pink flower called moss pink or phlox… Thus: Pink Moon.

FYI, this is what it actually looks like:

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Pretty, right? Catch the pink moon in all its glory tonight!