Moon is 97% full
The March 2013 full moon will be out all night on March 26, shining in front of the constellation Virgo the Maiden. However, you’ll see the moon closer to Spica, Virgo’s brightest star, tomorrow night. For the Northern Hemisphere, this is the first full moon of springtime. We in this hemisphere call it the Pink Moon, to celebrate the return of certain wild flowers. Other names are Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, or Easter Moon. In most years, the Christian celebration of Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the Northern Hemisphere spring. So tonight’s Easter Moon heralds the coming of Easter Sunday on March 31, 2013.