The Moon will be 100% Full on May 8th, at 9:01 PM – Las Vegas Time.

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The Moon will be 100% Full on May 8th, at 9:01 PM – Las Vegas Time.
The May 8th Moon Rises at 7:37 PM and Sets at 4:59 AM – Las Vegas time.
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From Western Washington University:
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months” read more…

The May Moon in the language of the Native Zuni, of Southwest, New Mexico is “yachun kwa’shi’amme” which translated, means: “no name.”
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From the Old Farmer’s Almanac: “Historically the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons. Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.” read more…

“The full Moon name for this month is Full Flower Moon. Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.” read more…

click the figure (below) to find information on a particular tribe’s moon names.

“Is the distance between Earth and the Moon increasing?” click here for the answer from The Old Farmer’s Almanac…

The Adobe Moon In The City graphic at the top of the page includes a generic full moon photograph which was shot from downtown Las Vegas in the 90s. It was “Photoshopped” into the “frame.” The poster is available for purchase.

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