Articles About Full Moon Names (14)
Full Moon Names
Ancient cultures gave names to the Full Moon. These names are still in use today.
January: Wolf Moon
January’s Full Moon is named after howling wolves. In some cultures, it's known as the Quiet Moon, Severe Moon, and the Moon after Yule.
February: Snow Moon
The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. Some Native American tribes named this the Hunger Moon, others call it the Storm Moon.
March: Worm Moon
The Full Moon in March is the Worm Moon, but if it occurs on or after March 21 it is also the Paschal Moon. It's also called Lenten, Crow, Crust, Chaste, Sugar, and Sap Moon.
April: Pink Moon
The Pink Moon is the Full Moon in April. It is also called Breaking Ice Moon, Budding Moon, Awakening Moon, Egg Moon, and Paschal Moon. When is the Pink Moon?
May: Flower Moon
The Full Moon in May is known as the Flower Moon or Full Flower Moon. Other names include Milk Moon and Hare Moon. What is the meaning behind these names?
June: Strawberry Moon
What is a Strawberry Moon, also called Rose Moon? When is the next Strawberry Full Moon in 2024, why does it happen in June, and how did it get its name?
July: Buck Moon
The Full Moon in July is the Buck Moon. It is also called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Wyrt Moon.
August: Sturgeon Moon
The Full Moon in August is called the Sturgeon Moon, named after North America’s largest fish. Other names for this Full Moon include Grain Moon, Corn Moon, Lynx Moon, and Lightning Moon.
The Harvest Moon 2024
The Harvest Moon varies between September or October in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the Full Moon nearest the autumnal (fall) equinox.
September: Harvest and Corn Moon
The September Full Moon can be both the Harvest Moon and the Corn Moon. Most years, the Harvest Moon is in September, but around every three years, it’s in October.
October: Hunter’s Moon
October’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon. It's also called the Drying Rice Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Every three years or so, it's also the Harvest Moon.
November: Beaver Moon
The Full Moon in November is named after beavers. It is also called Frost Moon and Mourning Moon, depending on the winter solstice.
December: Cold Moon
The December Full Moon is called the Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon, the Moon before Yule, Oak Moon, and Wolf Moon.