By May it has now become cold enough over most of South Africa that a fire must be lit every night to keep people warm.
The ability to make a fire with which to cook food and to keep warm is a skill humans have had for many millennia.
South Africans are no exception and a fire not only has a practical use but also serves as a social focal point for the family.
The Fire Moon in May occurs only twice during the period 2020–2050.
The first Full Moon in May is the Frost Moon.
Date of Fire Moon (2020–2050)
2026 May 31, 10:48
2045 May 30, 19:54
Heritage Full Moons in South Africa
|Month||First Full Moon||Second Full Moon|
|January||Mantis Moon||Leopard Moon|
|March||Harvest Moon||Ochre Moon|
|April||Diamond Moon||Gold Moon|
|May||Frost Moon||Fire Moon|
|June||Sisters Moon||Honey Moon|
|July||Meerkat Moon||Protea Moon|
|August||Peace Moon||Dusty Moon|
|September||Spring Moon||Blue Crane Moon|
|October||Whale Moon||Elephant Moon|
|November||Milk Moon||Wool Moon|
|December||Springbok Moon||Eland Moon|