The moonflower is named after flowers that bloom this time of year in the northern hemisphere, The Old Farmer’s Almanac said.
The lunar event is also known as the corn planting full moon because May marks the end of the winter freeze, allowing farmers to plant their seeds.
Most of the United States will have clear skies on the evening of May 15 and the morning after, CNN meteorologist Monica Garrett said.
“The exception will be in the northeast where rain will move in, keeping the sky cloudy,” she said.
There will also be scattered showers over coastal areas of Washington and Oregon, and clouds in the Northern Rockies, Garrett said.
There will be seven more full moons in 2022, according to The Old Farmers’ Almanac:
• June 14: Strawberry Moon
• July 13: Buck moon
• August 11: Sturgeon Moon
• September 10: Harvest Moon
• October 9: Hunter’s Moon
• November 8: Beaver Moon
• December 7: Cold Moon
Lunar and solar eclipses
Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun but blocks only part of its light. Be sure to wear appropriate eclipse glasses to safely view solar eclipses, as sunlight can damage the eyes.
A partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be visible to those in Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northeast Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India, and western China. None of the partial solar eclipses will be visible from North America.
A total lunar eclipse will also be on display for those in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America and North America on Nov. 8 between 3:01 a.m. ET and 8:58 a.m. ET — but the moon will will lie for those in eastern parts of North America.
• South Delta Aquariids: July 29 to 30
• Alpha Capricornides: July 30 to 31
• Perseids: from August 11 to 12
• Orionids: from October 20 to 21
• Southern Taurids: November 4-5
• Northern Taurids: November 11-12
• Leonids: from 17 to 18 November
• Geminids: from December 13 to 14
• Ursids: from December 21 to 22
If you live in an urban area, you might want to drive to a place that isn’t littered with city lights to get the best view.
Find an open area with a wide view of the sky. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look up. And give your eyes about 20-30 minutes – without looking at your phone or other electronics – to adjust to the darkness so the meteors are easier to spot.