Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Word of the Week Wednesday

Hello my Wednesday raviolis.  If it's Wednesday, it must mean a new word for today.  Today's word is a simple but important one for today. That word is:


Now, you may say, what is so special about the word "moon" for today?  Well, today, Wednesday, April 28th will give us a full moon.  But it will also be a full "pink moon".
 This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring.

So, is the moon really pink?  Well, for the most part no, but on occasion, the particulates in the air from dust or ash can add a filter in the air which slightly changes to color of the moon to look pink. 

See how the picture of this moon has lots of ash in front of it.  This places a mask or filter in front of the moon causing it to look pink.

So remember to use the word "moon" in three sentences today.  Here is grandma-ma's first sentence:  "You will see a pink moon in Arizona when the wildfires burn. "
I hope all my raviolis can see a pink moon tonight.  Grandma-ma loves you all.

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