This full Moon will be the closest full Moon of the year, making it the second of two supermoons.
Plus, it will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in some areas.
May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 7:14 A.M. (EDT) on Wednesday, May 26.
The Cree names Budding Moon and Leaf Budding Moon celebrate the awakening of local flora, which really begin to leaf out now in many areas.
Similarly, Planting Moon (Dakota, Lakota) marks the time when seeds should be started for the farming season ahead.