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May’s Full Flower Moon

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.

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  • Tony Brown says:

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

  • Catherine Penman says:

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

  • Mary brannen says:

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

  • Beverly Abeita says:

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

  • Shawn davis says:

    That moon is crazy beautiful it’s magical.

  • Kim says:

    pleaze add me to your email list

  • Francis P. Neemberry says:

    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 says:

    Love stuff about the moon!

  • Chrissylynn says:

    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 says:

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

  • Ellen Campbell says:

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

  • bruce hulse says:

    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 says:

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

  • janet says:

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

  • pearl kelley says:

    no sweeter beauty than a full moon on the beach

  • Deborah Lang says:

    Lovely and enticing to all full moon lovers.

  • James Roberts says:

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

  • Lori Abrams says:

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

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