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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Pink Moon at Scituate Light

April's full moon is known as "The Pink Moon"because it marked the appearance of a pink flower called the Moss Pink, or Flox. It is likely a Native American tradition.

Last night I went to Scituate Light to photograph the Pink Moon rising. There was a low level cloud bank on the horizon, so the moon wasn't visible until it started to rise above the low clouds.

It was a beautiful Spring evening......rather windy with just a slight chill, but it sure felt good compared to the weather we've been having over the past few months.


  1. Love the color of the moon in that first shot.

    1. Thank you Kerry. The sun was setting in the West just after the moon began rising in the East so that helped to give the moon the pretty color. If you notice the windows of the light keepers house at the lighthouse, you can see the colors of the setting sun reflecting in those windows.