This month’s Flower Moon entered the Earth’s shadow creating a total lunar eclipse. This caused the moon to shine with a vibrant orange and red tone over Los Angeles, a phenomenon known as a Blood Moon. In case you missed this incredible lunar experience, we’ve got you covered with a gallery full of photos taken by Angelenos over the weekend. The Griffith Observatory has also put out a minute time-lapse of the Flower Blood Moon Eclipse on their YouTube channel.
Why It’s Called A Flower Moon:
According to Space.com, the nickname comes from the Algonquin-speaking peoples in North America, such as the Ojibwe. They called the May moon “Waawaaskone Giizis,” which translates to “Flower Moon.” They chose this name in honor of the spring weather that brings in lush flower blooms across the continent.