Full 'Pink Moon' in sky tonight

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- April's full moon, the "Pink Moon", is set to move across the sky tonight into early Friday morning.

StormCenter17 Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says the moon will not actually be pink in color. Instead, the moon gets its name from a pink flower that blooms this time of year, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Unfortunately, Del Rosso says viewing conditions will not be optimal to see the moon. He says showers are in the forecast early tonight with clouds sticking around into Friday morning.

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