The next Full Moon is set to grace our skies next week on 26 May, reaching its peak at 11:32pm – and it will be the second Super Moon of the year!
A Super Moon occurs when a full Moon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth along its orbit, making it appear brighter and larger than a normal Full Moon.
The Full Moon of May is known as Flower Moon to signify the flowers that bloom during this month. For millennia, people across Europe named the months after features they associated with the changing seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which our modern calendar is based on.
Image: A Super Moon – when the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky.
Find out more about the Moon on one of our daily guided tours!
Book Onlinefor a guided tour of the exhibition in advance of our opening on 3 June 2021.