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Full Moon Articles
What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the...
Full Moon for October 2019
When is the Full Hunter’s Moon—and what’s the meaning behind its name? Plus, find your Moon phase...
Why The Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about this year’s Harvest Moon. It’s not bigger than other full Moons...
Full Moon for September 2019
The full Moon for September 2019 is once again the “Harvest Moon.” See what this means—plus, Moon...
What is the Harvest Moon?
In 2019, the Harvest Moon rises on the night of Friday the 13th! But what is the Harvest Moon and...
The Full Harvest Moon Rises Friday the 13th!
This Friday the 13th brings the most famous Full Moon of the year—the Harvest Moon. It’s a great...
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 August 2019
The Full Moon for August 2019 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call...
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-...
Full Moon for July 2020
When is the Full Moon for July 2020? Learn more about the Full Buck Moon—and why this July Moon is...
Full Moon for March 2020
When is the full Moon in March 2020? Here’s all you need to know about March’s Full Worm Moon—...
Full Moon for April 2020
Celebrate the Full Moon for April 2020! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Full Moon for May 2020
Learn about the full Moon for May 2020. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? When is the best...
Full Moon for June 2020
Learn about the Full Moon for June 2020—the Strawberry Moon! Find out more about the June’s full...
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:...
Fishing Calendar for 2019
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2019 ...
Blue Moon in 2019: What is a Blue Moon?
When is the next Blue Moon? And exactly what is a Blue Moon? There’s some confusion about this...
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...
Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2019 for the U.S. and Canada. Get Full...
When is Easter 2019? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
A “Pink Easter Moon” will rise the morning of Good Friday! Did you know that the date of Easter—...
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old...
Full Moon for February 2020
When is the Full Moon in February 2020? What time is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
Full Moon for January 2020
When is the Full Moon in January 2020? What time is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
Full Moon Names
Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons were used to track the...
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...
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 for November 2019
Here’s all you need to know about the full Moon for November—also, called the Full Beaver Moon....
Full Moon for December 2019
The Full Moon for December 2019 rises on the 12th! Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full...
Full Moon on The Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when the Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has been...
Halloween Moon | What's the Moon Phase This Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? But how often does the full Moon...
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? ...
What Is a Penumbral Eclipse?
Ever heard of a “penumbral eclipse” of the Moon? What is this? Is it an eclipse? Sort of. Let’s get...