Full 'Pink Moon' set to make appearance this week

Stargazers are in for a treat this week as a special full moon, known as the "pink moon" will be visible in the night sky.

Earlier in February, you likely heard of the triple threat lunar event hosting a Snow Moon, comet, and a lunar eclipse -- but Tuesday night, something different will happen.

It's a full moon known as the "Pink Moon" -- but unfortunately, that doesn't mean it will have a pink hue.

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Despite the image its name might conjur, skywatchers may be surprised to learn the moon won't have a noteworthy shade of color.

The Native Americans gave it the name because it coincided with the bloom of pink flowers named wild ground phlox. They named the moons throughout the year to keep track of the season.

The April moon also has other names, like Sprouting Grass Moon, the Fish Moon, and the Egg Moon.

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This phenomenon will be at its maximum early Tuesday morning, shortly after 2 a.m. EST. But if you aren't interested in staying up late, the moon will also be visible to sky watchers over the next few evenings until April 12.