One of the most stunning sights in nature is the sight of a full moon. Once a month, people all over the world will take a second to pause and stare up at the night sky to admire the full moon’s glow.
If you’re someone who never wants to miss a full moon in 2021, you’re in luck. The Old Farmer’s Almanac already has a list every day people can expect to see a full moon this year (there is also a list for 2022).
In addition to listing the dates each full moon will appear in 2021, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has also listed their names. Every full moon has a unique, “traditional” name that corresponds to what event was traditionally happening in nature or in people’s lives during that time of the year.
For example, January’s full moon is known as The Full Wolf Moon. The Old Farmer’s Almanac explains the reasoning behind the name, saying:
“It’s thought that January’s full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard howling at this time. It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but we know today that wolves howl for other reasons.”
You can read the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s explanation of every full moon’s traditional name here. Take note, this list is just how the Old Farmer’s Almanac refers to each moon. Names vary depending on what source you read, and some months’ moons are known by multiple names.
As for when you can expect to see the Full Wolf Moon and the other full moons of 2021, look no further than the list below. Mark these dates in your calendar or planner so you don’t miss a single full moon this year!
We’ve also included the traditional name of each full moon so you know exactly which moon you’ll be seeing when.
- January 28 – Full Wolf Moon
- February 27 – Full Snow Moon
- March 28 – Full Worm Moon
- April 26 – Full Pink Moon
- May 26 – Full Flower Moon
- June 24 – Full Strawberry Moon
- July 23 – Full Buck Moon
- August 22 – Full Sturgeon Moon
- September 20 – Full Harvest Moon
- October 20 – Full Hunter’s Moon
- November 19 – Full Beaver Moon
- December 18 – Full Cold Moon
You can also pinpoint the exact time each month’s full moon will become visible based on your location. To do so, visit this page on the Old Farmer’s Almanac website and type your city, state/province or your zip/postal code in the box that says “SEE FULL MOON DATES & TIMES BY LOCATION.”
For example, if you live in Nashville, Tennessee and type that information into the box, you’ll learn that January’s Full Wolf Moon will appear at 1:18 PM on January 28.
Pretty fascinating, isn’t it? Tune in to the video below to learn even more about full moons and other moon phases!