The full moon in May is often referred to as the Milk Moon.
This full moon was known as the Full Flower Moon by Native Americans
because this is the time of year when spring flowers appear in
It has also been dubbed the Corn Planting Moon, Corn Moon, Hare's Moon,
and Mother's Moon with its proximity to Mother's Day.
Buddhists refer to the May full moon as Buddha Poornima, while Hindus
call it Vesak Poya.
A holy day in Buddhism,
Vesak celebrates the birth, the Enlightenment,
and the death of the Buddha. See Buddha's
Depending on the community, celebrations may occur in the weeks before
or after the first full moon in May.
in the Moon
Look at what's rising: Luna,
Selene, man in the Moon.
Much of the universe, as we know it, is strange and distant, full of
lifeless orbs and wild cataclysms and dark voids. We know little about
the quasars and nebulae and supernovae of outer space. Through our
telescopes we peer at stars and planets and galaxies, but how well do
we really know them? We can only see what we can see.
The moon is different. It is closer to us than any other heavenly
object, both physically and imaginatively. It has been part of our
stories and dreams since the dawn of time. It's the stuff of nursery
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Man in the Moon