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Snow Moon: February Full Moon Phases

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It's the Snow Moon! Find February Full Moon phases for 2015—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

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.

2015 Moon Phase Dates

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

Full Moon: February 3, 6:09 P.M.
Last Quarter: February 11, 10:50 P.M.
New Moon: February 18, 6:47 P.M.
First Quarter: January 25, 12:14 P.M.  

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

Full 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. Click below to watch video.

Best Days in February 2015

Below are the Best Days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in April.

For Planting
Aboveground crops: 1, 19, 20
Belowground crops: 10, 11

For Setting Eggs: 6–8

For Fishing
1–3, 18–28

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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At the beginning of Feb. I

By claudette hann

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?

We re-checked the images

By Almanac Staff

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!

Sometimes they forget to

By Michael McKenna Jr

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

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Just found this site, And I

By Karen Marie Horan

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

By charlie greenberg

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

By Ken Harrington

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

By Almanac Staff

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:

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Thank you for a prompt reply

By Ken Harrington

Thank you for a prompt reply

Thanks to the Great Spirit

By Nanook

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

Yes! Praise the Lord!!!! The

By Big Daddy J!

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

Love your site

By Ginger BearCub

Love your site

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