May’s “Flower Moon” mesmerized Greeks as it shined bright Thursday night.

Onlookers were able to snap magical shots of the full moon over the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio and the Palamidi Fortress in Nafplio.

The Flower Moon “emerging” from the Temple of Poseidon.

The full moon over the Palamidi Fortress is so picturesque one could mistake it for a painting.

Names of full moons usually originate from Native American tribes who often named them according to the season or an associated event.

The “Flower Moon” was named as such to describe how most flowers blossom in May. Other tribes have called the same full moon the “Budding Moon” or “Leaf Budding Moon” to celebrate the spring’s new blooms. Others have even called it the “Planting Moon” as it marks the time seeds should be planted for the farming season.

Another name for this month’s full moon is “Milk Moon” as may May was called the “Three-Milkings Month” back in the 8th century, to describe how cows could be milked three times a day during that month.

The next full moon, known as the “Strawberry Moon” will make its appearance on Friday, June 21, one day after the 2024 summer solstice.