Today’s Full Moon

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May 072020

Moonrise is tonight at 8:24 p.m.

This is the Full Flower Moon, and according to NASA, this full moon comes just two days after the moon reaches perigee, or the closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it a “supermoon.”

Cloud cover may block your view of the full moon, but the power of the planet is still there if you have any rituals, such as charging crystals that you regularly participate in.

Whatever you do, try and get a glimpse of this full moon, the next one won’t come around until June 5.

If the sky is clear enough, you may also see these planets.

The Relay For Life Is Under the Full Blue Moon Today

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May 182019

This was taken two days ago.

The Full Flower Blue Moon will be at its peak today, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m., Of course, it will be glorious later at night once it gets darker — perfect for the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this moon is referred to as “blue” not because of its color or appearance, but because it marks the third time in a season that there’s been a full moon.

“If a season has four full moons, then the third full moon in the season may be called a Blue Moon,” the Almanac reads.

Seasonal blue moons occur on average once every two or three years, and the next one won’t be until October 31, 2020, so appreciate this one while you are walking the track tonight.

According to the Almanac, the “full flower” name for the full moon during the month of May, simply because it’s typically the month when flowers bloom.

Full Moon To Shine On BOW Relay For Life

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May 202016

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The Full Flower Moon will be at its peak Saturday, May 21 at 5:14:30 p.m., just before the BOW Relay For Life Opening Ceremony.

Not only will the moon shine bright on the Orange Fairgrounds, but we’re in for an additional treat: Mars will be the closest to earth in quite some time and very visible this weekend. Check out the full moon, then look up and to the right, and find what looks like a bright red star.

Where did the name come from? According to the Farmer’s Almanac May’s full moon is the Full Flower Moon because, in most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.