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Full Moon Articles
What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s catchy—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky...
Full Moon for November 2018
When is the Full Moon for November 2018? See our November Moon Guide—all about the Full Beaver Moon...
Full Moon for October 2018
When is the Full Moon for October 2018? Find dates—plus, why it’s called the Full Hunter’s Moon,...
Why Tonight's 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...
Full Moon for August 2019
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the Full Moon of August 2019—including Moon phase...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2018, the Harvest Moon falls on September 24. But what is the Harvest Moon and why is it so...
Best Fishing Days 2018
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Almanac’s 2018 fishing...
Full Moon for September 2018
Learn about the Full Moon for September 2018—the Harvest Moon—plus, see Moon phase dates, Best Days...
Full Moon for July 2019
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2019—the Full Buck Moon—and see the best days by the Moon, full...
Full Moon for June 2019
Learn more about the Full Moon for June 2019. Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the...
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...
The Full Moon: June
Look up! June’s full Moon falls on the 27th or 28th (depending on your location); it will appear...
Full Moon for May 2019
Learn more about the Full Moon for May 2019. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? When is the...
Full Moon for April 2019
Celebrate the Full Moon of April 2019! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Full Moon for December 2018
The Full Moon for December 2018 rises on the 22nd—and will be close to full (95%) on Christmas eve...
What is a Blue Moon?
When is the next Blue Moon? And exactly what is a Blue Moon? There’s some confusion about this...
Full Moon for February 2019
The Full Moon for February 2019 rises on the 19th. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full...
Full Moon Names
Native Americans’ Full Moon names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. Think of...
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,...
Full Moon for January 2019
The Full Moon for January 2019 rises on the 21st. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Wolf...
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 fall...
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...
Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2018 for the U.S. and Canada. Get 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...
The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will...
A Supermoon? Or, an Imposter?
This Sunday, October 16, 2016, is the full Moon (or Saturday, depending on your time zone). And...
Moon Illusion: Why Is the Moon So Big Tonight?
When the size of the Moon becomes enormous, it can make anyone wonder why the Moon looks so big....
Summer Solstice Full Moon in June!
On June 20, 2016, the Full Moon appears on the same night as the summer solstice! It’s rare, all ...
Blue Moon Meets the Red Planet
The Blue Moon meets the Red Planet—just as it comes closest to Earth—on May 21, 2016. Get ready for...
Live! Full Pink Moon Show April 21, 2016
You’re invited to our LIVE Pink Moon Show this Thursday evening, April 21, 2016! We, your Almanac...
Non-Eclipse of the Worm Moon
It’s a lunar eclipse! Get ready for an eclipse of the full Moon! Should we call our friends? Wake...
Suffering From Conjunction-itis
Let me prove how easy and fun astronomy can be. And how dramatic. All you need is a mostly clear...
Full Corn Moon: September
Each month, we will explain the traditional full Moon names along with some fascinating Moon...
The Near Side of the Moon
You've probably heard the expression, “The near side of the Moon.” Read on to learn what this means...
Change of Season Celebrations
For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with...
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