Find out the Full Moon dates for May 2016, traditionally called the Full Flower Moon.
Full Moon Names
May's Full Flower Moon, also called Mother's Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon, marks a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.
See all Full Moon names and their meanings.
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Moon Phase Dates 2016
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calender for your city/state.
||New Moon: May 6, 3:29 P.M.|
||First Quarter: May 13, 1:02 P.M.|
||Full Moon: May 21, 5:14 P.M.|
||Last Quarter: May 29, 8:12 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Full Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some Moon facts. Click below to watch the video and learn about May's Full Flower Moon.
Best Days in May 2015
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in May.
- Aboveground crops: 19–21
- Belowground crops: 1–3, 29, 30
For Setting Eggs:
- 16, 17, 25–27
Full Moon Folklore
- Clothes washed for the first time in the full Moon will not last long.
The full Moon is an ideal time to accept a proposal of marriage.
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