Here are highlights of the May 2013 Full Flower Moon! The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.
Full Moon Names
The full Moon in May is called the Full Flower Moon.
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.
Moon Phase Dates 2013
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calender for your city/state.
|Last Quarter: May 2, 7:15 A.M.|
|New Moon: May 9, 8:29 P.M.|
|First Quarter: May 18, 12:35 A.M.|
|Full Moon: May 25, 12:26 A.M.|
|Last Quarter: May 31, 2:59 P.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 2013
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in May.
- Aboveground crops: 31, 14, 23, 24
- Belowground crops: 4, 5, 31
For Setting Eggs:
- 2, 3, 19–21, 29, 30
Full Moon Facts & 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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