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Full Moon Articles
Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2021 for the U.S. and Canada. Get Full...
When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4! Find out how the date of Easter is determined, why...
Fishing Calendar for 2021
When is the best time to go fishing? See the best fishing dates and times for 2021 from The Old...
What Is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree that it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore...
Full Moon for January 2021
The full Wolf Moon rises on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Learn more about when, where, and how to...
Full Moon for December 2020
December’s full Moon rises on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Old Farmer’s Almanac will reveal...
Full Moons for October 2020
October has two full Moons this year: the full Harvest Moon on October 1 and the full Hunter’s Moon...
Blue Moon in 2020: When Is the Next Blue Moon?
The Hunter’s Blue Moon will occur on October 31, 2020—Halloween night! What is a Blue Moon, exactly...
Full Moon for November 2020
November’s full Beaver Moon rises on Monday, November 30. Learn when to spot it in your area and...
Halloween Blue Moon in 2020: How Rare Is a Full Moon on Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? Well, this year, October 31 brings a...
Full Moon Names
Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “...
What Is the Harvest Moon?
In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! The Moon will appear full for about three...
What Day Is the Harvest Moon in 2020?
When is the full Harvest Moon: This year, the famous Harvest Moon—which appears to shine on for...
Full Moon for September 2020
The full Moon for September 2020 is the Full Corn Moon! (This year, the Harvest Moon will be in...
Full Moon for August 2020
August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Monday, August 3, 2020. Learn how this month’s full...
Full Moon for July 2020
Forget the fireworks! This year, watch the full Buck Moon rise on the 4th of July instead! Find out...
The Moon Illusion: Why Does the Moon Look So Big Tonight?
Who hasn’t turned down a road to confront a low, horizon-hugging Moon that seems absolutely...
Full Moon for June 2020
The full Strawberry Moon rises on Friday, June 5, 2020! Find out why June’s full Moon is called the...
Full Moon for May 2020
May’s full Moon rises on Thursday, May 7! This full Moon will be the last of the three supermoons...
Full Moon for April 2020
April’s full Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this...
Why The Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about the Harvest Moon . It’s not bigger than other full Moons. It’s...
April "Pink" Supermoon: Brightest of 2020
This year, the nearest (and, thus biggest and brighest) supermoon of the year rises on April 7–8....
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
Did you know that the date of Easter—April 12 this year—is tied to the full Moon and the March...
Full Moon for March 2020
March’s full Worm Moon will be a supermoon! Here’s all you need to know about the full Worm Moon—...
Full Moon for February 2020
Got your snow shovels ready? February’s Full Snow Moon rises on the night of February 8 and peaks...
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old...
Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can the Moon affect your mood? Does it make people crazy? Science doesn’t have proof, but could...
Perseid Meteors Marred? Blame It On the Moon
This year, the great Perseid Meteor Shower (peaking August 12–13) will be marred by the sky-...
The Full Moon: July
This month, learn about the Full Buck Moon—and why July is such an important month in Moon history...
Tonight, See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky!
In June 2019, the Moon pairs up with three planets, while planets meet other planets! Next up:...
The Full Strawberry Moon 2019
The Full Strawberry Moon rises on Monday morning, June 17, 2019, appearing “opposite” the Sun at 4:...
The "Blue Flower Moon" Rises This Weekend
The Full Flower Moon arrives this Saturday night, May 18. And while this one will be a very special...
February Snow Moon: 2019's Biggest, Brightest Supermoon
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the full Moon reaches 2019’s closest approach to Earth. The media...
Lunar Eclipse 2019: Myths and Superstitions about the Blood Moon
With the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” eclipse on January 20, 2019—the last total lunar eclipse until...
Forecast for The 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse: Cloudy or Clear?
You are cordially invited to the most star-studded event of the season—and we don’t mean some...
Full Moon on The Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when the Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has been...
Hunter's Moon 2018: Will It Be Bigger, Brighter, And Redder?
The Full Hunter’s Moon rises on Wednesday, October 24! This is one of the two full Moons that enjoy...
Saturn at Its Brightest—Next to the Full Strawberry Moon on Wednesday
It’s a truly extraordinary conjunction. Saturn reaches opposition—shining at its biggest and...
A Supermoon, Blue Moon, and Lunar Eclipse on January 31
Heard about this “Super Blue Blood Moon” on January 31? Let’s break this down: That’s a Supermoon,...
Myths About the Moon
Have you ever seen the “Man in the Moon”? Many of us today grew up seeing a face in the Moon, and...
June's Honey Moon: The Lowest of the Year
June’s Full Moon is the lowest of the year. This has all sorts of consequences … Technically full...
Friday Night: Spectacle or Bust?
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the media. Are they accurate or do they exaggerate? ...