Tonight’s moon appears to be full but actually isn’t until the 18th. I got a few shots.
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”
Genesis 1:14, 16 KJV
This article below is from Country Living.
Look Up! A Rare Full Flower Blue Moon Is Happening This Weekend
This is going to be spectacular.
BY KELLY O’SULLIVAN MAY 15, 2019
Where does the Full Flower Blue Moon get its name?
A Blue Moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color.
Usually, a full moon occurs just once a month. Sometimes—about every three years or so—one month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what we call a Calendrical Blue Moon. But that’s not the case this May, which brings us to the alternate definition of a Blue Moon. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, each of the four seasons typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes a season will have four. When that happens, the third full moon of that season is referred to as a Seasonal Blue Moon.
Additionally, each month’s full moon is given a name based on what happens during that time of year. Because flowers usually come into bloom in May, its full moon is also known as the Full Flower Moon.
When can you see the Full Flower Blue Moon?
May’s Flower Moon officially turns full on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m. ET. Your best chance of catching it is later that night, when the sun has set and the moon will still be high in the sky.