Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Flower Moon: The Full Moon in May

There is a full moon today. It is at its fullest at around midday London Time, but should still look lovely and round this evening - so long as we get a clear enough sky to see it!

May's full moon is called Flower Moon according to Llewellyn's 2011 Witches' Calendar and also in the Farmer's Almanac, because most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere at this time.

According to www.pagancalendar.co.uk/, the Medieval name for May's full moon is Hare Moon and the Celtic name is Bright Moon. It would be lovely if it was, indeed, bright enough to spot hares by tonight :)

Links and previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/04/awakening-moon.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/03/pictures-of-supermoon.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/03/another-picture-of-supermoon.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/05/flower-moon.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/08/pagan-eye-beautiful-moon-iii_24.html
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/
http://pagancalendar.co.uk/
Llewellyn's 2011 Witches' Calendar
The Old Farmer's Almanac

3 comments:

CE Patrick said...

I go luny for good full moon pictures. Hehe...

☆ Melissa ☆ said...

Awesome shot, thanks for sharing!!

James C. Wallace II said...

Don't forget to have a good howl at the moon tonight!!!!

Carpe Luna!!!