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Flower Moon Meaning As Lunar Eclipse Sets the Blood Supermoon Red

This weekend, a full Flower Moon will appear in the night sky as a total lunar eclipse turns our natural satellite red.

Full moons are a lunar phase that occur roughly once every month when our natural satellite is located opposite to the sun, with the Earth in between.

During a full moon, the side of the moon that faces towards our planet is fully illuminated, appearing like a perfect circle. The full moon this month will be visible on the night of May 15-16.

The full moon in May is often referred to as the “Flower Moon.” But where did this name come from?

Stock image showing a Blood Moon above Arizona. This weekend, a full Flower Moon will appear in the night sky as a total lunar eclipse turns our natural satellite red.
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The names given to the full moons originate from a number of places and historical periods, including Native American, colonial American and European sources.

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