Catch the full Flower Moon Wednesday and Thursday nights

The May full moon will occur on Thursday morning giving a great chance to see it two nights in a row.

The May full moon is known as the Flower Moon and it will be full at 9:53 a.m. on Thursday morning. This gives a chance to see it appear full to the eyes on both Wednesday and Thursday nights. It will rise just a bit before sunset on Wednesday and just a bit after on Thursday.

It is known as the “flower moon” for a pretty obvious reason: May Flowers. The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers” and across the country wildflower season is in full swing in every state.

According to the Old Famer’s Almanac the May moon also goes by Budding or Leaf Moon according to the Cree people due to the leafing out of the trees at this time of year. The Dakota called it the Planting Moon and the Oglala called it the Moon of the Shedding Ponies.

Be sure to head out to catch this month’s full moon!

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