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Full Moon Calendar 2022-23: When is the Next Full Moon? | Dates and Times

When is the next full Moon? We have dates, times, names, and folklore for the year!

When is the Next Full Moon?

The next full Moon will occur on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 11:08 PM EST, and is known as the Cold Moon.

Learn more about this month’s full Moon by watching our short video below:

Our full Moon calendar below tells you dates, times, and unique names given to each.

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 2022
Full Moon Date Native American Name Time of Full Moon
January 17th Wolf Moon 6:48 PM
February 16th Snow Moon 11:56 AM
March 18th Worm Moon 3:18 AM
April 16th Pink Moon 2:55 PM
May 16th Flower Moon 12:14 AM
June 14th Strawberry Moon 7:52 AM
July 13th Buck Moon 2:38 PM
August 11th Sturgeon Moon 9:36 PM
September 10th Harvest Moon 5:59 AM
October 9th Hunter’s Moon 4:55 PM
November 8th Beaver Moon 6:02 AM
December 7th Cold Moon 11:08 PM

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 Names and Their Meanings

Full Moon names date back to the Native Americans of North America. Tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Full Moon names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.

There was some variation in the full Moon names, but in general, the same ones were consistent among regional tribes. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.

Here is Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.

January — Full Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon.

Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.

February — Full Snow Moon

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

March — Full Worm Moon

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.

The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

April — Full Pink Moon

This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam 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.

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The next full moon is known as the Full Cold Moon.

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.

Blue Moon

A Blue Moon occurs when there are two full Moons in one month. The first one is named according to the list above and the next full Moon is called the Blue Moon.

Join The Discussion!

Are you excited for the next full Moon?

Do you have a favorite full Moon of the year? Which one?

What are some things you do to celebrate a full Moon?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Phindi

Can’t wait fir december full moon to energize my crystals.

Laura

This was October’s moon.. So beautiful!

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Kenneth M Dogbey

Please can someone help me out with benefits of using the full moon days of every month?

Jello

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!

Stephanie

When is the best date to cut your hair?

Dave

Full moon

KWAKU ADUSE-POKU

Am yet to learn about full moon.

Mary Schneider

when is the best time to make turnip kraut?

Jeff

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!

Sandi Duncan

Thanks for the catch! We will fix asap. Supposed to be AM.

Katrina

The moon we had August 13th 2022. It’s so beautiful! Thank you for all this information. It’s very helpful!

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Leolyn Gribben

Extremely interesting

alex ramirez

you’re missing a (blue) moon on Aug 30th!!

Sandi Duncan

Hi Alex,
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.

CammiBennettt

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.

Last edited 10 months ago by CammiBennettt
Sandi Duncan

Hi Cammi,
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.

Eric D. Brown

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

precursor

When will FA figure out that there really IS a full moon between Aug 2nd and Sept 28 2023? The suspense is tangible. Shall we start a pool?

Bih

Wow

FireBlaze????‍⬛??⚡️?

The Wolf Moon is the best moon I ever seen.?

Kate

Full moons are just mesmerizing to me. Where can I learn about moon astrology in particular?

Georgina

Not sure if links are allowed… but there’s a very good personalized moon reading at: MoonReading.info

new star

right here we’re else in the book that been here since man kind it’s amazing book cherish it use wisely

Noelle Eaton

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.

Last edited 1 year ago by Noelle Eaton
Thorn

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.

Jenna Baker

Yet another

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Terry

What are the 3 lights in the sky?

Giorgio

Because Aliens. The answer is always because Aliens.

Christie

theres Jupiter, Venus and Saturn right now. The brightest is Venus

maryann bova

Sun Moon Stars

Jenna Baker

Always have loved full moons, sunsets, sunrises! Just gorgeous!

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Nicole

October 20, 2021 is not even a Monday…?

Gilly

It is in the UK

Ashton Sheyder Ramsay

affect me affect me

Ashton Sheyder Ramsay

turn me into a harvest old farmer’s almanac please just please

Z.W.

Full Harvest Moon?

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Jenna Baker

Here is another fine one!

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aloysius weathers

please send newsletter

Chaku nala dog lover

Today is the harvest moon

City Pluma, Ozcura

Thank you for this

Moonflower

A new day is coming ……moon giving off that light, peace, harmony, ?

Stacie Fitzsimmons

Ty for info. Pls sign me up notifications etc. There isn’t a submit button . Ty so much !!?❤

Susan Higgins

Hi Stacie, It looks like you already successfully signed up for our newsletter! So it worked.

Sam lester

Yes I want to receive the almanac & horoscope moon calander

Susan Higgins

Hi Sam, you can sign up here and start browsing all our calendars.

MaryJane

I love moon astrology

Ash

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

new star

yeah mine does to

new star

me to I’m just learning it I love it

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