Full Flower Moon

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Watch the Full Flower Moon Blossom!

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

Why Is It Called the 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 “Flower Moon.”

When to See the Full Flower Moon

The full Flower Moon rises into the sky in the evening of Friday, May 5, reaching peak illumination at 1:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time. That means the Moon will appear to be full on both Thursday night and Friday night. Step outside for the best view of the bright and beautiful full Flower Moon! 

Get more information about the Full Moon of May!