Spring has finally loosed all its charms here in the Arkansas Ouachitas. Even the dogwoods have caught up — blooming just in time for Easter.
As much as we hate getting up early on the weekend, the bright moon beamed its own wakeup call through the unshaded window just before 5 a.m. — just in time for us to see the show. And what a show it was! The composite below begins at 5:21 a.m. CDT and the last frame was taken at 6:07 a.m., just as the sun was rising. The full eclipse was too faint to see in the dawn-bright sky.
April’s full moon is known as the “Pink Moon,” according to the Farmers Almanac. It’s named for the wild phlox whose blooms add brilliant magenta notes to the spring green.
The moon appeared to live up to its name as it set on Holy Saturday, just as the first pink and orange rays of the sun lit up the haze.