The Super Flower Blood Moon, a rare astrological trifecta, is seen high in the sky from Hidden Lakes Park in Martinez, Calif. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The reddish color of the moon is the sun's light bending in the earth's atmosphere during the total lunar eclipse. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)
Every full moon is has a name based on historical observations. Traditionally, people see more flowers blooming in May, thus the Flower Moon. Corn is also planted during May so you may hear this full moon referred to as the Corn Planting Moon.
A supermoon occurs when full moon is closest to the earth during its orbit. The May 26 supermoon will be the closest to the earth in 2021. The last supermoon of the year will occur on June 24.
Just as wolves don’t appear everywhere during January’s Wolf Moon, the Blood Moon does not bleed. Blood describes the reddish color of the moon as the sun’s light bends in the earth’s atmosphere during a total lunar eclipse when the earth sits directly between the sun and moon.