The Full Moon in May, known as the Full Flower Moon, will shine in the sky on Friday. Its name comes from the blooming wild flowers that cover the steppes of North America. This Full Moon is also known as the Corn Moon and the Milky Moon.
May’s Full Moon, known as the Full Flower Moon, will culminate on Friday, May 5 at 7.34pm Central European Summer Time. This means that if the sky is clear, it is worth looking at the sky on the night from Friday to Saturday.
Full Flower Moon. Where did the name come from?
The May full moon is called the Flower Moon, which is associated with the intensive flowering of plants at this time of year. The original origin of the names fully goes back to the traditions of the indigenous inhabitants of North America. Among the species that may have inspired them to give it, there is bear’s garlic, evening primrose, lupine or anemone.
Other names for May’s full moon are the Corn Moon, because that month was the month of sowing, and the Milky Moon, because this period was the time of increased milk yield of cows. Some sources also refer to it as the Hare Moon, but this name is more commonly used for the March Full Moon.
Full Moon – how it is created
The full moon is one of the four phases of the moon. It occurs when the Silver Globe is in opposition to the Sun, i.e. on the opposite side of the Earth from our star. During a full moon, the disk of the Moon is visible in its entirety, fully illuminated by sunlight. At the same time, the other side is not lit at all.
The full moon occurs on average every 29.5 days.
The influence of the Moon on the Earth is seen primarily in the form of tides. It is the regular rise and fall of the water level in the seas and oceans. This phenomenon is clearly visible in the oceans. It is practically imperceptible in the Baltic Sea.
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