The full “Pink” full moon brightened Iowa skies Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The full moon of the month of April is called the pink Full moon due to the timing of the blooming of pink wildflowers in the spring.

This full moon also carries special significance to Christians as the first Sunday after the full moon is the Easter Celebration for those of the Christian Faith. It is sometimes referred to as the Paschal full moon.

Central Iowa viewers captured some beautiful pictures of the full moon. The moon rose at 7:26 Wednesday night and set at 7:08 AM Thursday morning. The next full moon will be May 5th.