When is the next full Moon? Here are the dates, times, and names of upcoming full Moons from the Farmers’ Almanac.
Have you ever wondered why full Moons were given these names? Learn more about full Moon names and get the fascinating facts behind their meanings! Remember, the Farmers’ Almanac also has more information on upcoming best times to view Solar and Lunar eclipses, the planets, meteor showers and more. Get your copy from our online store today!
(Times listed are Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight where appropriate.)
Full Moon Calendar 2016
January 23rd-Full Wolf Moon-8:46 pm
February 22nd-Full Snow Moon-1:20 pm
March 23rd-Full Worm Moon-8:01 am
April 22nd-Full Pink Moon-1:24 am
May 21st-Full Flower Moon-5:14 pm
June 20th-Full Strawberry Moon-7:02 am
July 19th-Full Buck Moon-6:57 pm
August 18th-Full Sturgeon Moon-5:27 am
September 16th-Full Harvest Moon-3:05 pm
October 16th-Full Hunter’s Moon-12:23 am
November 14th-Full Beaver Moon-8:52 am
December 13th-Full Cold Moon-7:06 pm
. The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
The Full Wolf Moon will be 100% full Jan 4 at 8:54 P.M. Las Vegas time.
Full Moon Names
January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
The Full Wolf Moon: January 15, 2014 at 8:53 P.M. Las Vegas Time
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.”
Farmer’s Almanac’sFull Moon Video featuring, Amy Nieskens
“Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about January’s Full Wolf Moon. Click below to watch video.”
A bright first Moon promises rain and a bountiful harvest; a red-tinted Moon means a dry year.
A growing Moon and a flowing tide are lucky times to marry.
A halo around the Moon predicts wet or stormy weather.
Your NEW Moon Today – April 3, 2011:
Moon Phase 0%, Moonrise 6:06 A.M, Moonset 7:32 P.M. – Las Vegas, Nevada time.
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Moon Question of the Day
Why is there a crecent Moon cutout in outhouse doors? Answer!
“According to folklore, if a young woman sees a dove and glimpses the new Moon at the same instant, she should repeat: “Bright Moon, clear Moon, Bright and fair, Lift up your right foot, There’ll be a hair.” When she removes her shoe, she’ll find a hair the color of her future husband’s.” (Say what!)
“The Navajos, among others, believe that the full Moon’s pull on a woman’s amniotic fluids increases the chances of giving birth at this time. Some nurses and midwives claim the new Moon is also an active time for births.”
“Historically the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons. Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.” read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.
The moon will be 100% full on October, 4 at 12:11 A.M. Las Vegas time.
The [c.2009-Adobe Moon in the City] poster is available for purchase. The full moon in this poster was photographed in Las Vegas in the 90s. The image was inserted into it’s “frame” with a Photoshop type application. The poster is 24″x36″.
The Moon will be 100% Full on May 8th, at 9:01 PM – Las Vegas Time.
The May 8th Moon Rises at 7:37 PM and Sets at 4:59 AM – Las Vegas time. read more…
From Western Washington University:
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months” read more…
The May Moon in the language of the Native Zuni, of Southwest, New Mexico is “yachun kwa’shi’amme” which translated, means: “no name.” read more…
From the Old Farmer’s Almanac: “Historically the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons. Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.” read more…
“The full Moon name for this month is Full Flower Moon. Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.” read more…
click the figure (below) to find information on a particular tribe’s moon names.