Flower Moon Name Origin
What is a Flower Moon? The full moon that appears in May is called the Flower Moon. May’s abundant blooms give its full moon the name Flower Moon in many cultures.
Flower Moon Name Variations
The Flower Moon of May is sometimes referred to as the Corn Planting Moon because corn is ready to plant. Other full moon names include the Hare Moon, the Corn Planting Moon, and the Milk Moon.
When is the next Flower Moon?
The Flower Moon dates are expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UT), the international basis for other time zones. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full moon dates shift from year to year. For Flower Moon times in your city, please use the Time Zone Converter. You may also simply subtract five (5) hours to get to U.S. Eastern Time.
|Flower Moon||2011||May 17||11:09||Tue|
|Flower Moon||2012||May 6||03:35||Sun|
|Flower Moon||2013||May 25||04:25||Sat|
|Flower Moon||2014||May 14||19:16||Wed|
|Flower Moon||2015||May 4||03:42||Mon|
|Flower Moon||2016||May 21||21:15||Sat|
|Flower Moon||2017||May 10||21:43||Wed|
|Flower Moon||2018||May 29||14:20||Tue|
|Flower Moon||2019||May 18||21:11||Sat|
|Flower Moon||2020||May 7||10:45||Mon|
Popular Full Moon NamesThe naming of the Flower Moon has a pretty interesting history. Do you want to learn about other Full Moon names? If so, check out the following full moon names: Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Worm Moon, Pink Moon, Flower Moon, Strawberry Moon, Buck Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Harvest Moon, Hunters Moon, Beaver Moon, Cold Moon, and, of course, the Blue Moon!
Popular Full Moon Calendars
Some popular full moon calendars, in addition to the Flower Moon Calendar, include the following: Moon Calendar 2011, Moon Calendar 2012, Moon Calendar 2013, Moon Calendar 2014, Moon Calendar 2015, Moon Calendar 2016, Moon Calendar 2017, Moon Calendar 2018, Moon Calendar 2019, Moon Calendar 2020.
You can also check out our Full Moon Calendar, Lunar Calendar, Lunar Eclipse Calendar and Solar Eclipse Calendar!
Full Moon Names History
Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Wolf Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.
Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.