The waxing Gibbous Moon is just two days from being Full, known is April as the “Pink” Moon. This is a great time to see one of the Moon’s prominent craters, Tycho. Binoculars show it near the bottom as a hub for a series of lines radiating outward, or “rays”, caused when a meteor crashed into the Moon 110 million years ago.

This evening, about 15 minutes before the Sun sets, the nearly Full “Pink” Moon rises in the east. The Moon is perfectly Full at 12:35 AM, though you won’t see any difference with your eyes. This Full Moon is known as the “Pink” Moon, named for wild pink ground phlox, native to areas farther south than here.

With the last of the twilight dying in the western skies by 8 o’clock, look to the southeast, where the Moon, Full last night, rises just after one of the brighter stars along its path, the steely-blue Spica, the primary star in the constellation Virgo, the Virgin. They keep each other company through the night, cresting due south near 1:00 AM EDT.