Full Moon for February 2017

February Full Snow Moon

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Learn about the Full Moon for February 2017 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more.

February Full Moon Names

February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February.

Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon.

Other Native American tribes called this Moon the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans), the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans), and the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee Native Americans). The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.

See more about the month’s Full Moon names and their meanings.

Moon Phases for February 2017

All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.


First Quarter: February 3, 11:19 P.M.


Full Moon: February 10, 7:33 P.M.


Last Quarter: February 18, 2:33 P.M.


New Moon: February 26, 9:58 A.M.

For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.

February Full Snow Moon Video

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Snow Moon, “Moon weather,” and the horns of the new crescent Moon. Click below to watch the video.

Best Days in February 2017

Below are the Best Days for activities based on the Moon’s sign and phase in February.

For Planting:

Aboveground crops: 7, 8, 26, 27
Belowground crops: 16, 17

For Setting Eggs:

5, 6, 13, 14

For Fishing:

1-10, 26-28

Moon Fact and Folklore

  • February 6, 1971, Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
  • Did you know that the Moon’s diameter is 2,160 miles? This is less than the width of the United States (approximately 3,000 miles), and 0.27 of Earth’s diameter (7,926 miles).
  • Wolves have howled at the Moon for centuries, yet it is still there.
  • And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the Moon.
    —Edward Lear, English poet (1812-88)

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ET Bases seen by Apollo 14 astronauts on back side of moon

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twin days for planting

I am trying to find out what the twin days are for planting butterbeans.Any info appreciated please.

twin days

Twin days are when the Moon is in the astrological sign of Gemini (the Twins). You can find out when the Moon is in this sign by going to “The Moon’s Astrological Place, 2015-16” chart on page 243 of the 2016 national edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Or you can purchase the chart for download here:


You can find the current day’s Moon’s astrological sign here:


Today (2/24/16) it is in Virgo.

Hope this helps!


Been reading Old Farmer's

Been reading Old Farmer's Almanac for forty years. Someone nicked my 2015 issue so I had to go online!

Which tribes called it " the

Which tribes called it " the hunger moon " and which tribes did not ?

Our sources say that the

Our sources say that the Algonquin tribe sometimes used this name. The Choctaw used a similar name, "Little Famine Moon." The Osage used the "Hunger Moon" name instead for the first full Moon of their year.

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At the beginning of Feb. I

At the beginning of Feb. I saw an article that showed various moons, one was just the circumference, which I don't believe I have ever seen. Now I cannot find it, is there such a moon?

Sometimes they forget to

Sometimes they forget to properly manage the holographic images. .|●●% truth. .sincerely GGJR:-) have a great day £♡Michael

We re-checked the images

We re-checked the images against the current Almanac and they are correct. We're not sure what you might be referencing if you have any more information!

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Just found this site, And I

Just found this site, And I love it. It helps with things I do. MY "Religion" is a big part of the Mother moon.And so much more that you share.Planting my herbs hsve to be planted on certain dsys. THANK YOU for this site.

I live in Fl., on the west

I live in Fl., on the west coast, will I be able to see the snow moon on Feb. 14th

I am not a Farmer. Should I

I am not a Farmer. Should I be interested in your Farmer's Almanac and what is in it for me?

Though it was an agricultural

Though it was an agricultural society when we started in colonial days, this is not longer the case. The Old Farmer's Almanac is for all walks of life and, hence, North America's most popular periodical. See more about us here:

Thank you for a prompt reply

Thank you for a prompt reply

Thanks to the Great Spirit

Thanks to the Great Spirit and the rise of the full snow moon!

Yes! Praise the Lord!!!! The

Yes! Praise the Lord!!!! The snow Moon!!!

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Love your site

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