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Pink Moon Flight

Apparently a “pink moon” is just nickname from folklore for the first full moon of Spring, but yesterday evening  the pink moon was real. My husband, Ed, convinced me to go up in the airplane to watch the moon rise over the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon. It was April 8, 2020, one day after full. “It is still supposed to be pink,” Ed said smiling…
Though a beautiful night flight, it was very hazy and there was no moon to see. All was dark over the Atlantic Ocean. Just when we had given up, turning around to land, there it was! Not just a moon. But a completely pink moon! The atmospheric conditions must have been right. Mesmerized, I have never seen anything like it in my life.
I texted the whole family to make sure they ran out to see. My mother wrote” “Wow, I’m glad I came out to the intersection.” My brother Todd Thurlow, took wonderful pictures along the St Lucie River in North River Shores, and my sister, Jenny Flaugh, shot from Indialucie, Sewall’s Point. 
~I noticed that as the moon rose it turned  from rose to orange…so pretty. 
 ~It was an amazing night, a pink moon flight!

VIDEO OF FLIGHT AND PINK MOON

NORTH RIVER SHORES, TODD THURLOW

INDIANLUCIE, JENNY FLAUGH

VIDEOS OF PINK MOON OVER THE ST LUCIE RIVER INDIAN RIVER LAGOON LANDING AT WITHAM FIELD, STUART, FL.