Rare blue 'flower' moon on Saturday

Photo: Steve Roake

A full blue "flower" moon will brighten the night skies on Saturday night, May 18th.

Native Americans named the May full moon the "flower" moon because the month marks a time of increased fertility with the warmer temperatures and the plants in bloom.

Depending on the tribe, the moon is also called the "Mother's Moon," "Milk Moon," and "Corn Planting Moon," according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

A blue moon is the second of two full moon in a month — but it can also be the third of four full moons during a single season, which is the case on Saturday.


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