Full Moon Names and Meanings

January: The Wolf Moon

  • In January snow gathers deep in the woods and the howling of wolves can be heard echoing in the cold still air.
  • Full Moon in January (The Wolf Moon)
    –  2020 Friday 10th January
    –  2021 Thursday 28th January
    –  2022 Monday 17th January
    –  2023 Friday 6th January
    –  2024 Thursday 25th January
    –  2025 Monday 13th January
    –  2026 Saturday 3rd January
    –  2027 Friday 22nd January
    –  2028 Wednesday 12th January
    –  2029 Tuesday 30th Janaury
    –  2030 Saturday 19th January

February: The Snow Moon / The Hunger Moon

  • Snow piles even higher in February, giving this moon its most common name. Among tribes that used this name for the January moon, the February moon was called the Hunger Moon due to the challenging hunting conditions.
  • Full Moon in February (The Snow Moon / The Hunger Moon)
    –  2020 Sunday 9th February
    –  2021 Saturday 27th February
    –  2022 Wednesday 16th February
    –  2023 Sunday 5th February
    –  2024 Saturday 24th February
    –  2025 Wednesday 12th February
    –  2026 Sunday 1st February
    –  2027 Saturday 20th February
    –  2028 Thursday 10th February
    –  2029 Wednesday 28th February
    –  2030 Monday 16th February

March: The Worm Moon

  • Snow slowly begins to melt, the ground softens, and earthworms show their heads again and their castings or fecal matter can be found.
  • Full Moon in March (The Worm Moon)
    –  2020 Monday 9th March
    –  2021 Sunday 28th March
    –  2022 Friday 18th March
    –  2023 Tuesday 7th March
    –  2024 Monday 25th March
    –  2025 Friday 14th March
    –  2026 Tuesday 3rd March
    –  2027 Monday 22nd March
    –  2028 Saturday 11th March
    –  2029 Friday 30th March
    –  2030 Tuesday 19th March

April: The Pink Moon

  • Flowers begin to appear, including the widespread grass pink or wild ground.
  • Full Moon in April  (The Pink Moon)
    –  2020 Wednesday 8th April
    –  2021 Tuesday 27th April
    –  2022 Saturday 16th April
    –  2023 Thursday 6th April
    –  2024 Tuesday 23rd April
    –  2025 Sunday 13th April
    –  2026 Thursday 2nd April
    –  2027 Tuesday 20th April
    –  2028 Sunday 9th April
    –  2029 Saturday 28th April
    –  2030
    Thursday 18th April

May: The Flower Moon

  • Flowers come into full bloom and corn is ready to plant.
  • Full Moon in May  (The Flower Moon)
    –  2020 Friday 8th May
    –  2021 Wednesday 21st May
    –  2022 Monday 16th May
    –  2023 Friday 5th May
    –  2024 Thursday 23rd May
    –  2025 Monday 12th May
    –  2026 Friday 1st May
    –  2027 Thursday 20th May
    –  2028 Monday 8th May
    –  2029 Sunday 27th May
    –  2030 Friday 17th May

June: The Strawberry Moon

  • Strawberry-picking season reaches its peak during this time.
  • Full Moon in June (The Strawberry Moon)
    –  2020 Friday 5th June
    –  2021 Thursday 24th June
    –  2022 Tuesday 14th June
    –  2023 Sunday 23rd June
    –  2024 Saturday 22nd June
    –  2025 Wednesday 11th June
    –  2026 Monday 26th June
    –  2027 Saturday 19th June
    –  2028 Wednesday 7th June
    –  2029 Tuesday 26th June
    –  2030 Saturday 15th June

July: The Buck Moon

  • Buck deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers in July.
  • Full Moon in July (The Buck Moon)
    –  2020 Sunday 5th July
    –  2021 Saturday 21st July
    –  2022 Wednesday 13th July
    –  2023 Monday 3rd July
    –  2024 Sunday 21st July
    –  2025 Thursday 10th July
    –  2026  Wednesday 29th July
    –  2027 Sunday 18th July
    –  2028 Thursday 6th July
    –  2029 Wednesday 25th July
    –  2030 Monday 15th July

August: The Red Moon

  • The reddish appearance of the moon through the frequent sultry hazes of August also prompted a few tribes to dub it the Red Moon.
  • Full Moon in August (The Buck Moon)
    –  2020 Monday 3rd August
    –  2021 Sunday 22nd August
    –  2022 Friday 12th August
    –  2023 Tuesday 1st August
    –  2024 Monday 19th August
    –  2025 Saturday 9th August
    –  2026 Friday 28th August
    –  2027 Tuesday 17th August
    –  2028 Saurday 5th August
    –  2029 Friday 24th August
    –  2030 Tuesday 13th August

September: The Harvest Moon

  • The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in September. Traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls during October once or twice a decade.
  • Full Moon in September (The Harvest Moon)
    –  2020 Wednesday 2nd September
    –  2021 Monday 20th September
    –  2022 Saturday 10th September
    –  2023 Thursday 31st September
    –  2024 Wednesday 18th September
    –  2025 Sunday 7th September
    –  2026 Saturday 26th September
    –  2027 Wednesday 15th September
    –  2028 Sunday 24th September
    –  2029 Saturday 22nd September
    –  2030 Wednesday 11th September

October: The Hunter’s Moon

  • Hunters can ride easily over the fields’ stubble, and the fox and other animals are more easily spotted. Some years the Harvest Moon falls in October instead of September.
  • Full Moon in October (The Hunter’s Moon)
    –  2020 Thursday 1st and Saturday 31st October  (Blue Moon)
    –  2021 Wednesday 20th October
    –  2022 Sunday 9th October
    –  2023 Saturday 28th October
    –  2024 Thursday 11th October
    –  2025 Tuesday 7th October
    –  2026 Saturday 26th October
    –  2027 Friday 15th October
    –  2028 Tuesday 3rd October
    –  2029 Monday 22nd October
    –  2030 Friday 11th October

November: The Beaver Moon

  • At this time of year the beavers are busy preparing for winter, and it’s time to set beaver traps and secure a store of warm fur before the swamps freeze over.
  • Full Moon in November (The Beaver Moon)
    –  2020 Monday 30th November
    –  2021 Friday 19th November
    –  2022 Tuesday 8th November
    –  2023 Monday 27th November
    –  2024 Friday 15th November
    –  2025 Wednesday 5th November
    –  2026 Tuesday 24th November
    –  2027 Sunday 15th November
    –  2028 Thursday 2nd November
    –  2029 Wednesday 21st November
    –  2030  Sunday 10th November

December: The Cold Moon / The Long Night Moon

  • Winter takes a firm hold and temperatures plummet at this time. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun.
  • Full Moon in December (The Cold Moon / The Long Night Moon)
    –  2020 Wednesday 30th December
    –  2021 Sunday 19th December
    –  2022 Thursday 8th December
    –  2023 Wednesday 27th December
    –  2024 Sunday 15th December
    –  2025 Thursday 4th December
    –  2026 Thursday 24th December
    –  2027 Monday 13th December
    –  2028 Saturday 2nd and Sunday 31st December (Blue Moon)
    –  2029 Thursday 20th December
    –  2030 Monday 9th December

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