Full Moon and New Moon for April 2021

Abnehmender Halbmond - Apr 2021Abnehmender Halbmond
4 April - 10:02 UTCnextDate
Neumond  - Apr 2021Neumond
12 April - 02:31 UTCnextDate
 Zunehmender Halbmond - Apr 2021 Zunehmender Halbmond
20 April - 06:59 UTCnextDate
 Vollmond  - Apr 2021 Vollmond
27 April - 03:31 UTCnextDate
Abnehmender Halbmond - Apr 2021
Abnehmender Halbmond
4 April
10:02 UTC
Neumond  - Apr 2021
Neumond
12 April
02:31 UTC
 Zunehmender Halbmond - Apr 2021
Zunehmender Halbmond
20 April
06:59 UTC
 Vollmond  - Apr 2021
Vollmond
27 April
03:31 UTC

Current Phase details for April 2021

Above are the details for the Full Moon, New Moon and Quarter Moon phases of the current month of April 2021. This Month starts with a Abnehmender Halbmond on 4 April. The Zunehmender Halbmond is later in the month on 20 April. The last major phase of this month is a Vollmond on 27 April. The Full Moon occurs at specific times and can vary depending on where you live. Check the Date and Times Chart below to see how the day and times can vary in your local timezone.

Full Pink Moon

April's Full Pink Moon

April’s full moon is widely known as the Full Pink Moon, even though it doesn’t actually turn pastel pink as the name suggests. The Full Pink Moon’s name comes from the abundance of moss phlox, a common little pink flower that typically begins to spread across the ground in early spring. With that said, this creeping phlox is not the only thing that begins blooming during the Full Pink Moon.

In many Native American tribes, April’s full moon is associated with the bustling life and vibrant growth of spring. In Sioux culture, it’s named after the sprouting of red grass. The Comanche tribe called it the New Spring Moon, and both the Tlingit and Sioux tribes referred to it as the Budding Moon, after the new plants that begin to bud and sprout during spring. The Cherokee tribe even called it the Flower Moon (though that name is also sometimes used to refer to May’s full moon), and celebrated it for the growth of useful medicinal plants and magical herbs.

At the same time, April is a time when rivers and streams begin to fully thaw. Accordingly, the Shoshone tribe named April’s full moon the Full Melting Moon, and the Arapaho tribe called it the Moon Where Ice Breaks in the River. It was also known as the Fish Moon because of the fish that would begin to swim upstream during this time. The Cherokees believed that flowing water was under the control of a spirit called the Long Man, and so would perform rituals to honor him during the Full Pink Moon. An example of a ritual like this was the Knee Deep Dance, based off the movements of the Water Frog. The Assiniboine tribe also called April’s full moon the Frog Moon.

Water is not the only thing that starts to flow during the Full Pink Moon - this is also the time where maple sap begins to flow in earnest, marking the true beginning of the incredibly important sugar-making season. The Abenaki tribes called April’s full moon the Sugar Maker Moon, and the Ojibwe called it the Sugarbush Moon. The Ojibwe tribe would journey north to their spring camps to tap maple syrup and engage in spear fishing. Maple syrup was integral to Ojibwe culture: not only was it a crucial method of seasoning all their foods (they did not have access to salt at that time), but it also symbolized harmony within the community and with the forces of nature around them.

The Full Pink Moon also holds religious significance in other cultures. For example, in Islamic communities around the world, April’s full moon is celebrated as Bara’at Night, also known as the Night of Innocence. Muslims offer up prayers, asking God to absolve dead ancestors of their sins. They also prepare sweet desserts such as halwa or zarda and give it out to children, the needy, and other members of their community. Meanwhile, Christians call it the Paschal Moon, and celebrate the first Sunday after April’s full moon as Easter Sunday. It’s possible that the reason why the Easter Bunny brings eggs is because April’s full moon is also known as the Egg Moon, given that animals such as geese begin mating and laying eggs in spring.

Local Date and Time for April 2021 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver

26 April 2021
20:31 PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary

26 April 2021
21:31 MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio

26 April 2021
22:31 CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta

26 April 2021
23:31 EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin

27 April 2021
04:31 BST

Madrid,
barcelona,
Berlin

27 April 2021
05:31 CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki

27 April 2021
06:31 EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat

27 April 2021
07:31 +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi

27 April 2021
09:01 IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur

27 April 2021
11:31 +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing

27 April 2021
11:31 AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne

27 April 2021
13:31 AEST



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