Full Flower Moon

Watch the Full Flower Moon Blossom!

April 30, 2020
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In May 2020, the full Moon is called the Full Flower Moon! This Moon follows April’s Full Pink Moon.

Why Is It Called the Full Flower Moon?

As the season of spring progresses, the days grow longer and the weather improves, inspiring plants everywhere to “spring forth” and blossom! By May, winter’s cold grip has loosened and many plants take the opportunity to produce flowers at this time. Due to this, May’s full Moon has traditionally been known as the Full Flower Moon.

Fun Fact: May’s Moon is also called the Milk Moon, Corn Planting Moon, or Mother’s Moon! It’s the perfect Moon for Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday, May 10, this year. 

When to See the Full Flower Moon

The Full Flower Moon rises in the evening of Wednesday, May 6. It will reach peak fullness at 6:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time the next morning, on Thursday, May 7. Step outside on Wednesday evening for the best view of the bright and beautiful Full Flower Moon!

Learn more about the Moon names for every month, including your birthday month!