May’s Full Flower Moon

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Is May’s full Moon a Supermoon? Nope. Here’s why.

Video Transcript:

In most areas of the northern hemisphere, flowers are abundant in late spring. Blossoms of brilliant color burst forth in both tree and meadow. Thus the name of May’s moon, the Full Flower Moon.

May also marks the end of hard frost, making this the time of year when farmers begin to seed their fields. This led to May’s moon also being known as the Full Corn Planting Moon.

In medieval Europe the first day of May or Beltane, was the day cows were moved to their rich summer pastures, providing them with rich nourishment to feed their newborn calves. This is why May’s moon is sometimes known as the Full Milk Moon.

For more full moon lore and astronomy, visit us at FarmersAlmanac.com.

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Tony Brown
Tony Brown
3 years ago

Tonights full moon isn’t 93%,it should be in the 70’s,last night,was 68%.

Lupe Henly
Lupe Henly
8 months ago
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So when will it be 100%

Catherine Penman
Catherine Penman
4 years ago

I love learning about the ancient wisdom used by farmers etc. Please add me to your mailing list.
Thanks.

Mary brannen
Mary brannen
4 years ago

My dad and husband always used the farmers almanac from gardening to fishing and health .

Beverly Abeita
Beverly Abeita
4 years ago

Please add me to your e mail list. Thank you!

Shawn davis
Shawn davis
5 years ago

That moon is crazy beautiful it’s magical.

Kim
Kim
5 years ago

pleaze add me to your email list

Francis P. Neemberry
Francis P. Neemberry
5 years ago

I enjoy The Farmers Almanac, especially the moon phases and names. Knowing the names of the full moons raising out of the Bay of Bengal in India make them more significant and beautiful
Thanking you

mavis
mavis
5 years ago

Love stuff about the moon!

Chrissylynn
Chrissylynn
5 years ago

I had heard that if you want your hair to grow – cut it on the full moon (amongst many other things!). So I decided to try it just for fun – and it actually is true! So, take it from someone who’s tried it – it does work!

Wendy Wieser
Wendy Wieser
5 years ago

Love everything about Farmers Almanac, especially enjoy the moon phrases and meanings

Ellen Campbell
Ellen Campbell
5 years ago

I love learning about the various titles given to the full moon in different months.
These for May are truly apt.

bruce hulse
bruce hulse
5 years ago

love watching the full moon over the atlantic on the beach in Montauk long island check out the song Montauk moon by bonnie lee sanders

jackie
jackie
5 years ago

I always plant my flowers and veggies by the moon. It just works!

janet
janet
6 years ago

I love a full Moon just to gaze at it it’s awesome to me

pearl kelley
pearl kelley
7 years ago

no sweeter beauty than a full moon on the beach

Deborah Lang
Deborah Lang
7 years ago

Lovely and enticing to all full moon lovers.

James Roberts
James Roberts
7 years ago

Jamie, The “moon fantasy” pictures were simply beautiful! I recommend others to view this video. Jan

Lori Abrams
Lori Abrams
7 years ago

Beautiful video that gave me knowledge of May’s full moon. Thank You