PRIVATE MOON

Today is full-pink-moon.

But no, if you glance up to the sky tonight although you will see a full moon ,it wont be pink. The name is part of a naming tradition that Native American tribes were using for full moons during different times of the year.

April’s moon is called pink because of the plant wild ground phlox which starts blossoming around this time.Native Americans connected this with the begin of Spring.

But even if April’s moon doesn’t look pink, if you are around Europe, Africa or Asia then you are lucky. Because today it takes place the first, and likely the best, of three lunar eclipses occurring this year. So find a nice spot, grab a beer or somebody’s hand and around 19.00 be ready!

Here you can also see a live broadcast of the lunar eclipse: http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

However there is a man that today, like the last 10years, will be with his own moon.

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Leonid Tishkov has created his own mobile half-moon and he travels around the world with it. In his words “the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures -and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world.”.

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Who knows maybe you will be lucky and see he and his  half-moon one of those nights.

Otherwise have a look in his blog for more pictures of his moon travels around the world.

http://leonid-tishkov.blogspot.com/2013/03/private-moon-on-horizon-sky.html

(photos:Boris Bendikov)

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