Attention, aspiring astronomers: This month there will be another full moon that you do not want to miss.
We've already seen a handful of impressive lunar events this year: January's Super Blood Wolf Moon, February's Super Snow Moon, March's Super Worm Moon and April's Full Pink Moon all had eager stargazers looking up at the sky . Now, May will continue the streak with a full moon of flowers, also known as seasonal blue moon.
This is what you should know if you want to see it for yourself.
Where does your name get Full Flower Blue Moon?
A blue moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color.
Usually, a full moon occurs only once a month. Sometimes, approximately every three years, a month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what we call a Calendrical. Blue Moon. But that is not the case in May, which leads us to the alternative definition of a Blue Moon. According to the Farmers' AlmanacEach of the four stations typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes one season will have four. When that happens, the third The full moon of that season is known as a seasonal blue moon.
In addition, the full moon of each month receives a name based on what happens during that time of the year. Because flowers generally bloom in May, their full moon is also known as the full moon of flowers.
When can you see the moon full of blue flowers?
The May flower moon officially becomes Saturday May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m. ET Your best chance to catch him is later that night, when the sun has set and the moon will still be high in the sky.