When To See May's Full Flower Moon Over Georgia
"See what time the full flower moon's peak illumination will be Friday.
GEORGIA — May’s full flower moon will be shining brightly over the next few days, but that doesn’t mean Georgia shooting star chasers should skip a chance to see the predicted Eta Aquariids meteor shower outburst.
NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke says the Eta Aquariids are so bright and fast that they’re a good match against the full flower moon, according to Space.com.
The moon reaches peak illumination at 1:36 a.m. Eastern Time Friday, but will be below the horizon then, so make sure to take another peek after sunset through the weekend.
The National Weather Service calls for cloudy skies with a chance for thunderstorms through the weekend.
One thing we won’t see over the United States is a full flower lunar eclipse — which happens when Earth passes between the sun and the moon and casts part of its shadow on the moon. It will be visible in Africa, Asia, Australia and large parts of Europe, but not in the United States.
May’s full moon is called the flower moon because this is the time of year when flowers pop out of the ground and start blooming. Among Native Americans, the full moons of each month were named to correspond with seasons and activities taking place at the time.
Other names for the May full moon include the budding moon, leaf budding moon, planting moon, egg laying moon, frog moon and moon of the shedding ponies, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac."
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