The Flower Full Moon will be blu-ish

This is a full moon. A blue moon looks like a full moon. That's it.                  NASA  Kim Shiflett

This is a full moon. A blue moon looks like a full moon. That's it. NASA Kim Shiflett

The Moon will be full at 5:11 p.m. (EST) and will begin to rise around 8 p.m. (EST).

You're probably familiar with the common definition of a blue moon - the second full moon in a month.

Whichever way one calculates Blue Moons, there are typically 29.5 days between full moons, so it's unusual for two full moons to fit into a 30- or 31-day month. When this happens, the third moon of the four is labeled a blue moon. After that, the Full Pink Moon rose on April 19. It is the seasonal Blue also known as full flower blue moon.

Since the strawberry moon comes before the solstice that makes four full moons during the spring. The Blue Moon is also referred to as flower moon after the flowers that bloom in the month of May. The next seasonal blue moon falls on August 22, 2021.

These Blue Moons are a rarity and the next one will not appear until August 2022. Unfortunately, there is nothing special going on with this Blue Moon, and it's not special than any other full Moon.

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The Big A: It is a Blue Moon if we follow an obscure rule. Normally, there are three full moons per astronomical season. When a particular season has 4 moons, the 3rd was apparently called a Blue Moon so that the 4th and final 1 could continue to be called the late moon.

May's full moon has likewise been known as the blossom moon, the corn planting moon and the milk moon. And if President Donald Trump's administration has its way, the feat may be repeated within the next five years; the administration announced a few weeks ago that it plans to land astronauts on the moon again by 2024.

Sometimes, the moon can actually appear blue during certain sky conditions, but it can't be predicted. The Full Moon on Saturday, May 18, 2019, will be pearly-gray to most viewers on Earth, as usual.

Over the next 10 years, Mr. Pruett's misinterpretation gained traction with a new audience of baby boomers, and today, his "2 full moons in a month rule" is recognized worldwide.

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