Moon Articles

On recent full Moons, have you seen the media urging everyone to rush out and see the Supermoon?... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for October—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more... read more
There’s something special about the new Moon.  We’ve all felt it.  For astronomers, new Moon means... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for February 2016—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for January 2016—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Here’s a list of the best fishing days and times for 2016, when the Moon is between new and full (... read more
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2016.  According to tradition... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for December—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more... read more
Only in astronomy does “half” and “quarter” mean the same thing. At least, when we’re talking about... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for November—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more... read more
Since 1793, when The Old Farmer’s Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the... read more
Native Americans full Moon names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. Think of... read more
Learn about Full Moon for July 2016—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more... read more
The Full Moon for September 2015 is a big event! It brings the nearest Supermoon of the year and a... read more
Our Moon glossary includes definitions of lunar terms that are commonly used on www.Almanac.com. ... read more
You've probably heard the expression, “The near side of the Moon.” Read on to learn what this means... read more
Who hasn't turned down a road to confront a low, horizon-hugging Moon that seems enormous? This is... read more
In 2015, the Full Moon rises on Saturday, August 29—and it's a “Supermoon.” Learn more below—plus,... read more
Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2016—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and ... read more
Find out the Full Moon dates for May 2016, traditionally called the Full Flower Moon. Full Moon ... read more
You've heard of “somewhere over the rainbow.” But how about “somewhere over the moonbow”? A moonbow... read more
The captivating crescent may be the Moon’s most fascinating phase. See why, where, and when it... read more
Here’s a little something deliciously arcane for those who long for the “simplicity” of life before... read more
Find the 2016 April Pink Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more. April... read more
Ever heard the terms perigee and apogee? Here is a quick definition. The Moon's orbit periodically... read more
Earth experiences proxigean tides—an extraordinary tidal range that, when combined with other... read more
For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with... read more
Our full Moon March 2016 guide gives you at-a-glance information: Moon phase dates, Best Days by... read more
A common lunar puzzle involves the timing of moonrise. Folks who enjoy the outdoors and the wonders... read more
The age-old practice of performing farm chores by the Moon stems from the simple belief that the... read more
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But... read more
There are many dreams and superstitions about the Moon. Here are a handful to contemplate: To... read more
The Moon is rich in history and folklore, and to many sky watchers, the Moon is home to the gods.... read more
We often speak of seeing “the man in the Moon.” Indeed, an image of a face seems to be imposed on... read more
Ever seen a Moon dog? When the Moon is low in the sky, a bright “false Moon” (a well-defined saucer... read more
We never see the far side of the Moon. Do you think it looks identical to the near side that we do ... read more
The oldest (surviving) photo of the Moon is from 1849. One-hundred-fifty years ago, on the night of... read more
Will man ever return to the Moon? Until then, here are interesting Moon facts about our favorite... read more
What is the “Harvest Moon” and why is the Harvest Moon special?  Astronomers define Harvest Moon as... read more
Not all of the Moon's effects on health are considered negative. Some suspect that the flow of... read more