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May Moon in Full Bloom Tonight

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I’ve always loved the look of the moon, and a few years ago I learned they all have a name based on the month they go ‘full’ in.

I am a nerd about certain things in life and moons are one of the areas I like to geek out on.

I like to know when the full moon is going to arrive in the sky every month, and I also like to know the name of it before it shows up.

This month like all others I was cruising The Old Farmers Almanac to see what we got tonight.

I thought Mays full moon was known as the ‘Flower Moon’.

After reading through the articles on moons from The Old Farmers Almanac Mays moon has multiple

 Depending on the tribe, May’s Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.

You can see the moons story from The Old Farmers Almanac by clicking here.

I learned tonights moon goes by on more name from Inverse tonight’s moon can also be called ‘Frog Moon':

Other tribes, like the Cree Nation in northern Montana and parts of Canada, refer to the May moon as the Frog Moon because it is the time of year frogs begin to wake up and chirp. The Algonquins called the moon the Corn Planting Moon as it is the time of year that corn can begin to be planted. They also call it the Milk Moon because milkweed begins to bloom.

Inverse’s full article can be read here.

The moon has been so bright this week my dog seems to think its playtime all night long.

I love the full moon lighting up the night sky, but I also love sleep so I’m looking forward to ‘The Flower’ Moon blooming so my dog will sleep through the night again.

Sources: Inverse and The Old Farmers Almanac 


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