When is the Next Full Moon?
Mark your calendars, moon gazers! The upcoming full Moon, known as the mesmerizing Pink Moon, will grace our skies on Thursday, April 6th, at precisely 12:34 AM EST. Fun fact: although the Moon reaches its full phase only for a fleeting moment, our eyes can perceive it as “full” for up to three days! Remember, full Moons don’t discriminate between day or night – they can occur anytime.
Curious about the exact timings of all full Moons in 2023? Check out the details below!
Learn more about this month’s mesmerizing Pink Moon by watching our short video below:
Our full Moon calendar below tells you dates, times, and unique names given to each. But do you know about the other phases of the Moon?
Keep reading to learn more history and folklore. Tap the links in each headline.
(Times listed are Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight where appropriate.)
Full Moon Calendar 2023
|Full Moon Date||Native American Name||Time of Full Moon|
|January 6th||Wolf Moon||6:08 PM|
|February 5th||Snow Moon||1:29 PM|
|March 7th||Worm Moon||7:40 AM|
|April 6th||Pink Moon||12:34 AM|
|May 5th||Flower Moon||1:34 PM|
|June 3rd||Strawberry Moon||11:42 PM|
|July 3rd||Buck Moon||7:39 AM|
|August 1st||Sturgeon Moon||2:32 PM|
|August 30th||Blue Moon||9:36 PM|
|September 29th||Harvest Moon||5:58 AM|
|October 28th||Hunter’s Moon||4:24 PM|
|November 27th||Beaver Moon||4:16 AM|
|December 26th||Cold Moon||7:33 PM|
Full Moon Calendar 2024
|Full Moon Date||Native American Name||Time of Full Moon|
|January 25th||Wolf Moon||12:54 PM|
|February 24th||Snow Moon||7:30 AM|
|March 25th||Worm Moon||3:00 AM|
|April 23rd||Pink Moon||7:49 PM|
|May 23rd||Flower Moon||9:53 AM|
|June 21st||Strawberry Moon||9:08 PM|
|July 21st||Buck Moon||6:17 AM|
|August 19th||Sturgeon Moon||2:26 PM|
|September 17th||Harvest Moon||10:34 PM|
|October 17th||Hunter’s Moon||7:26 AM|
|November 15th||Beaver Moon||4:28 PM|
|December 15th||Cold Moon||4:02 AM|
Discover the Fascinating World of Full Moon Names and Their Origins
Full Moon names have their roots in the traditions of North American Native American tribes. These tribes honored the changing seasons by assigning unique names to each full Moon that graced the sky. Interestingly, these captivating Full Moon names encapsulated the essence of a whole month in which they appeared.
While there might have been some variations in the full Moon names from tribe to tribe, a strong sense of consistency resonated among the different regions. On this rich cultural backdrop, European settlers arrived and embraced the custom, weaving in some of their own Full Moon names into the tapestry of time.
Here is Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.
January — The Evocative Full Wolf Moon
In the frosty grip of midwinter, with snow blanketing the ground, the haunting howls of ravenous wolf packs echoed outside the boundaries of Indian villages – giving the full Moon of January its evocative name: Full Wolf Moon. At times, it was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule. While some tribes referred to it as the Full Snow Moon, that title was more commonly reserved for the following month’s lunar spectacle.
February — The Enchanting Full Snow Moon
As the heaviest snow typically blankets the earth during this month, indigenous tribes from the northern and eastern regions often dubbed February’s full Moon the captivating Full Snow Moon. For some tribes, this lunar event was also known as the Full Hunger Moon, a poignant reminder of the harsh weather conditions that made hunting an incredibly challenging feat.
March — The Captivating Full Worm Moon
As the chill of winter subsides and the ground gradually thaws, earthworm casts make their grand entrance, inviting the delightful robins back into our lives. Some northern tribes lovingly referred to this moon as the Full Crow Moon, as the echoing caws of crows signaled the bittersweet farewell to winter. Others embraced it as the Full Crust Moon, for the snow’s crisp crust created by daytime melting and nighttime freezing.
Yet another charming variation is the Full Sap Moon, celebrating the season of tapping into the sweet essence of maple trees. For the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon – the final full moon, shining a glowing farewell to the cold embrace of winter.
April – Behold the Full Pink Moon
This captivating name originates from the charming herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, one of the first widespread blossoms to grace the landscape in spring. This celestial wonder also goes by other enchanting names such as the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the delightful Egg Moon, and for coastal tribes, the evocative Full Fish Moon – marking the season when shad eagerly swim upstream to spawn.
May — Full Flower Moon
In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
June — Full Strawberry Moon
This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
July — Full Buck Moon
July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
August — Full Sturgeon Moon
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
September — Full Harvest Moon (or Full Corn Moon)
This full Moon name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full Moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox.
In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon.
Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.
Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
October — Full Hunter’s Moon (or Full Harvest Moon)
This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright Moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead.
Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
November — Full Beaver Moon
This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
December — Full Cold Moon (or Full Long Night’s Moon)
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’s 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.
For more than half a century, whenever two full Moons appeared in a single month (which happens on average every 2 1/2 to 3 years), the second has been christened a “Blue Moon.” (In our lexicon, we describe an unusual event as happening “Once in a Blue Moon.”) However, there’s another definition of “Blue Moon” that has to do with the number of full Moons throughout a single season. When a particular season ends up containing four full Moons, then the third is called a Blue Moon. Learn more about Blue Moons including when the next one will happen here.
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As an art teacher, I would have eighth grade students pick one of the moon “names” to illustrate so that the viewer could guess the moon’s name: Like the strawberry moon made into a giant strawberry. The creative ideas they would come up with astounded me.
I AKWAYS celebrate the full moon with an awed gaze and a reverent prayer followed by a crazy dance! 🌝
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My grandmother always cut my hair on full moon, and new moon, she’d pull it on top of my head and cut the ends off, she said it made it stronger and fuller, she Cherokee Indian, and I was 2 when she started cutting my hair. I’m 65 and I still to this day, cut my hair just like she did on ever full/ new moon 🌙 🌚 I love ❤️ miss you granny♥️🕊️🌙🌚✝️
Thank you for sharing this, what a great memory of your grandmother!
I’m a moon gazer person, I love to watch the moon, when it becomes really full and really admires her shining beauty up above.
Are these times all ET? Does anyone know what the PST’s will be for these dates plz and thank u much 🤗
Visit our Moon Phase Calendar and at the top of the page you have the ability to enter whatever location you want to know the information in. This is the easiest way for you to track full moon information in your location (or any other you want to see).
Can’t wait fir december full moon to energize my crystals.
This was October’s moon.. So beautiful!
Please can someone help me out with benefits of using the full moon days of every month?
A full moon on election night! Oh for simpler times when we just wanted to trap beavers and farm and not have the riotous calamities of modern politics!
When is the best date to cut your hair?
No earlier or later than when it becomes too long! ;~)
Am yet to learn about full moon.
when is the best time to make turnip kraut?
Never tried it but I would guess when you have turnips on hand and plenty of time?
Hello, Thanks for reminder and info of Harvest Moon. Just a FYI… I notice that the “Next Full Moon” article shows September 10, 5:59 PM ET and the calendar of 2022 Full Moons shows 5:59 AM ET. Peace to all!
Thanks for the catch! We will fix asap. Supposed to be AM.
The moon we had August 13th 2022. It’s so beautiful! Thank you for all this information. It’s very helpful!
you’re missing a (blue) moon on Aug 30th!!
You are so correct! Thanks for the reminder – there will be another full Moon on August 30, 2023 at 9:36pmET (aka a Blue Moon). We will update this page ASAP, but thanks for the reminder.
Your full moon chart on https://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-dates-and-times appears to be missing a date in 2023 between August 1st and September 29th.
I tried to contact you through your CONTACT US link but the Captcha isn’t working.
You may want to clear your cache as the page has the full Moon dates you’re looking for – there’s the Sturgeon Moon on August 1, and the Harvest Moon on the 29th of September.
it is missing a moon. between August 1 and September 29 there are 60 days a full moon happens every 29.5 days there should be 3 full moons. the first on August 1 the second a Blue Moon on August 31 and then there is the full moon on September 29th
The Wolf Moon is the best moon I ever seen.?
Full moons are just mesmerizing to me. Where can I learn about moon astrology in particular?
Not sure if links are allowed… but there’s a very good personalized moon reading at: MoonReading.info
right here we’re else in the book that been here since man kind it’s amazing book cherish it use wisely
I wish their was more detail on which tribes used these moon names. I think its harmful lumping the large amount of tribes in a huge country into one “Native American” category.
Did you really forget that you have the entire rest of the Internet to research your tribal deep dive interests? Let me remind you right now along with the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse later this month. You fail to convince me that you live in the USA and went to School in the USA. You should mind that you respect your land’s Indigenous People (curses and all) before attempting to give anyone online harm reduction advice if your concern is Honest/True.
What are the 3 lights in the sky?
Because Aliens. The answer is always because Aliens.
theres Jupiter, Venus and Saturn right now. The brightest is Venus
Sun Moon Stars
Always have loved full moons, sunsets, sunrises! Just gorgeous!
October 20, 2021 is not even a Monday…?
It is in the UK
affect me affect me
turn me into a harvest old farmer’s almanac please just please
Full Harvest Moon?
Here is another fine one!
please send newsletter
Today is the harvest moon
Thank you for this
A new day is coming ……moon giving off that light, peace, harmony, ?
Ty for info. Pls sign me up notifications etc. There isn’t a submit button . Ty so much !!?❤
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I love moon astrology
It’s fascinating isn’t it. My family think I’m weird for it but it’s something that’s always captured my interest! If you have an open mind you can get a personalized moon reading at: MoonReading.info
yeah mine does to
me to I’m just learning it I love it