Full Moon Calendar 2024: When Is The Next Full Moon?

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The next Full Moon, known as the Snow Moon, will take place on Saturday, February 24, at 12:30 GMT (07:30 a.m. EST). However, the Moon will appear fully illuminated the day before and after the exact date. Read on to find out the dates and names of all the Full Moons this year.

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What is the Moon phase today?

Within this article, our focus will be exclusively on the Full Moons of 2024. However, if you want to find out the lunar phase on any particular day, you can use the lunar calendar on our website. There, you can scroll through dates to get the visual representation of the Moon’s appearance for any date, learn the lunar phase, brightness, moonrise and moonset times for your location, and more. In addition, you can learn some interesting facts about the lunar cycle.

Another way is to use the Moon calendar feature in the Sky Tonight app. Simply tap the calendar icon on the main screen, select the Moon tab, and navigate through dates to uncover details such as Moon phase, brightness, moonrise and moonset times for your location, and more. As a bonus, the accompanying Moon images accurately depict how our natural satellite looks on this date in your location. Explore the feature for yourself!

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Use the Moon calendar feature in the Sky Tonight app to find out the Moon phase for any day, its position in the sky, and the moonrise and moonset times for your location.

Full Moon dates 2024: When is the next Full Moon?

Here is the short list of all Full Moons in 2024, with dates and times:

Explore the Full Moons of 2024 in our colorful infographic. And feel free to share it with your friends!

Full Moons in 2024
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2024 Full Moon calendar: names, dates and times

Now let's discuss the details of this year's Full Moons and how they got their traditional names. We'll focus primarily on Native American Full Moon names, while also mentioning alternative ones from around the world.

Full Moon in January 2024: Wolf Moon

  • Date: January 25
  • Time: 17:54 GMT (12:54 p.m. EST)
  • Constellation: Cancer

During chilly January nights, the howls of hungry wolves echoed across villages in Europe and America. This led to the widespread naming of the January Full Moon as the Wolf Moon.

Other common January Full Moon names include:

  • Chinese: Holiday Moon
  • Celtic: Quiet Moon
  • Cherokee: Cold Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Hay Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Mead Moon

Full Moon in February 2024: Snow Moon

  • Date: February 24
  • Time: 12:30 GMT (07:30 a.m. EST)
  • Constellation: Leo

The February Full Moon is called the Snow Moon because, not surprisingly, it occurs during the month of the heaviest snowfall in North America.

Some of the other names for this Full Moon are:

  • Chinese: Budding Moon
  • Celtic: Ice Moon
  • Cherokee: Bony Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Grain Moon, Barley Moon, Red Moon, Dog Moon

Full Moon in March 2024: Worm Moon

  • Date: March 25
  • Time: 07:00 GMT (03:00 a.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Virgo

The March Full Moon is referred to as the Worm Moon because it occurs during the month when earthworms begin to emerge in the soil, which gradually warms up after the cold winter season.

Alternative Full Moon names for this month include:

  • Chinese: Sleepy Moon
  • Celtic: Moon of Winds
  • Cherokee: Windy Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Harvest Moon, Corn Moon

During the March Full Moon, people from many parts of Europe, northern and eastern Asia, Australia, Africa, all of North America, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Arctic, and Antarctica will see the penumbral lunar eclipse. During this event, the Moon will appear slightly darkened, as 95.57% of its surface will be covered by the Earth's outer shadow.

Full Moon in April 2024: Pink Moon

  • Date: April 23
  • Time: 23:49 GMT (07:49 p.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Virgo

The Full Moon in April is known as the Pink Moon, but it doesn’t mean that it appears pink. This name symbolizes the hue of the wild ground phlox, one of the first flowers to blossom during this month.

The other common April Full Moon names are:

  • Chinese: Peony Moon
  • Celtic: Growing Moon
  • Cherokee: Flower Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon

Now you know that the name of this Full Moon isn't tied to its actual color. Nevertheless, our celestial companion can display a variety of hues — discover them in our quiz about the Moon colors.

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Full Moon in May 2024: Flower Moon

  • Date: May 23
  • Time: 13:53 GMT (09:53 a.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Scorpius

In May, numerous flowers burst into bloom, inspiring Native Americans to name this month’s Full Moon the Flower Moon.

In other cultures, the May Full Moon is referred to as:

  • Chinese: Dragon Moon
  • Celtic: Bright Moon
  • Cherokee: Planting Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Beaver Moon, Frost Moon

Full Moon in June 2024: Strawberry Moon

  • Date: June 22
  • Time: 01:08 GMT (June 21, 09:08 p.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Sagittarius

The Full Moon in June earns its moniker, the Strawberry Moon, as it coincides with the ripening of these small red berries traditionally gathered by Native American tribes during this month.

Alternative June Full Moon names are:

  • Chinese: Lotus Moon
  • Celtic: Moon of Horses
  • Cherokee: Green Corn Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Oak Moon, Cold Moon, Long Night’s Moon

Full Moon in July 2024: Buck Moon

  • Date: July 21
  • Time: 10:17 GMT (06:17 a.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Capricornus

The July Full Moon is referred to as the Buck Moon because it aligns with the period when young male deer (also called bucks) develop their new antlers.

The other traditional July Full Moon names include:

  • Chinese: Hungry Ghost Moon
  • Celtic: Moon of Claiming
  • Cherokee: Ripe Corn Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon

Full Moon in August 2024: Sturgeon Moon (Supermoon, Blue Moon)

  • Date: August 19
  • Time: 18:26 GMT (02:26 p.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Aquarius

August was believed to be the optimal time for capturing sturgeon in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain in North America. That’s why this month’s Full Moon got the name Sturgeon Moon.

The other traditional August Full Moon names include:

  • Chinese: Harvest Moon
  • Celtic: Dispute Moon
  • Cherokee: Fruit Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Wolf Moon

In 2024, the August Full Moon is a Supermoon. The prefix “super” indicates that this Full Moon aligns closely with our Moon's nearest point to the Earth, known as perigee. Consequently, such a Full Moon appears larger and brighter than the typical ones. By the way, this Full Moon is classified as "super" only in astronomical sources, but it didn't make it onto the list of Supermoons compiled by Richard Nolle, the astrologer who coined the term. We discuss this inconsistency in our article about Supermoons.

Furthermore, this year’s Sturgeon Moon is also a seasonal Blue Moon. A seasonal Blue Moon is the third Full Moon within an astronomical season featuring four Full Moons. In 2024, the August Full Moon is the third out of four Full Moons that occur between equinoxes. It's important to clarify that the name "Blue Moon" isn’t connected to the Moon's actual color. And it isn't among the traditional names for Full Moons; rather, this name is believed to have been conceived “only” about 400 years ago. Read more about the Blue Moons and why they appear in our dedicated article.

Full Moon in September 2024: Harvest Moon (Supermoon)

  • Date: September 18
  • Time: 02:34 GMT (September 17, 10:34 p.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Pisces

The Full Moon nearest to the autumnal equinox is traditionally referred to as the Harvest Full Moon. This year, the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere falls on September 22, and the Full Moon on September 18 earns the title of Harvest Full Moon. The Full Moon closest to the fall equinox ascends shortly after sunset — a critical factor for farmers in earlier times who, lacking electricity, relied on moonlight to continue their fieldwork. That’s how the Harvest Moon was named.

The other traditional September Full Moon names are:

  • Chinese: Chrysanthemum Moon
  • Celtic: Singing Moon
  • Cherokee: Nut Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Worm Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Chaste Moon

This year’s Harvest Moon is also a Supermoon, listed as such in both Richard Nolle’s and Fred Espenak’s tables. The word "super" means that this Full Moon occurs near perigee and looks bigger and brighter to observers.

During the September Supermoon, people from Europe, many parts of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic, and Antarctica will see a partial lunar eclipse. During this event, 3.5% of the lunar disc will be covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow.

Full Moon in October 2024: Hunter’s Moon (the biggest Supermoon)

  • Date: October 17
  • Time: 11:26 GMT (07:26 a.m. EDT)
  • Constellation: Pisces

All harvest activities took place under the light of the Harvest Moon, leaving the fields cleared by the time of the next Full Moon. This helped hunters, who could easily spot animals foraging for food under the moonlight. Hence, the Full Moon that follows the Harvest Moon earned the name Hunter's Moon. Depending on the equinox date, the Hunter’s Moon may occur in October or November in the Northern Hemisphere – this year, it is in October.

Alternative October Full Moon names are:

  • Chinese: Kindly Moon
  • Wiccan: Blood Moon
  • South African: Seed Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Egg Moon, Fish Moon, Pink Moon, Waking Moon

The Hunter’s Moon 2024 is also the biggest Supermoon of the year. It means that the Super Hunter’s Moon will come closer to the Earth than any other Full Moon in 2024. By the way, did you know that the Moon used to be much closer to the Earth? Check our infographic to find more interesting facts about our natural satellite.

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Full Moon in November 2024: Beaver Moon (Supermoon)

  • Date: November 15
  • Time: 21:29 GMT (04:29 p.m. EST)
  • Constellation: Aries

In November, beavers complete their winter preparations and begin to hide in their lodges. For hunters, it is also the last chance to hunt for their fur. That’s why the November Full Moon is referred to as the Beaver Moon.

The other traditional November Full Moon names are:

  • Chinese: White Moon
  • Cree: Frost Moon
  • Celtic: Dark Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Corn Moon, Milk Moon, Hare Moon

This year’s Beaver Moon is the last Supermoon of the year, according to astronomical sources. However, it is not listed in the table of Richard Nolle, the astronomer who coined the term. Learn the difference between Supermoons, Micromoons, and typical Full Moons, and discover the dates of the Supermoons for the next few years in our infographic.

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Full Moon in December 2024: Cold Moon

  • Date: December 15
  • Time: 09:02 GMT (04:02 a.m. EST)
  • Constellation: Taurus

In Northern America, the chill of winter tightens its grasp in December, and the nights become longer and colder. That’s why this month’s Full Moon received the name Cold Moon.

In other cultures, it’s also called:

  • Chinese: Bitter Moon
  • English Medieval: Oak Moon
  • Cherokee: Snow Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon

The Cold Moon is the last Full Moon of 2024, so you better not miss it!

F.A.Q.

How many Full Moons are there in 2024?

In 2024, there are a total of twelve Full Moons, including four Supermoons and one seasonal Blue Moon. Explore them all in our colorful infographic.

Full Moons in 2024
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Why do Full Moons have names?

Traditional Full Moon names are often associated with natural phenomena unique to certain seasons. By naming the Full Moons, early tribes were able to mark the passage of time and better prepare for the changing seasons.

When is the next Supermoon 2024?

The next Supermoon of 2024 will be the Sturgeon Supermoon on August 19. This will be the first Supermoon of the year. Check our infographic to learn more about Supermoons and discover their dates for the next few years.

Supermoons & Micromoons
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When is the next Blood Moon?

If you use the Blood Moon as an alternative name for a lunar eclipse, you should wait for it until March 13-14, 2025. However, if you're referring to the Blood Moon as the name of the October Full Moon in the Wiccan tradition, then it will take place on October 17, 2024.

How often does a Full Moon occur?

The lunar cycle is 29.5 days, so a Full Moon occurs roughly every month, but sometimes there can be two Full Moon in a month – the second one is called a Blue Moon.

How long does a Full Moon last?

From an astronomical perspective, a Full Moon is an event that lasts just a brief moment. However, to the unaided eye, the Moon appears full for several days around this exact moment.

Full Moons 2024: Conclusion

In 2024, we’ll see twelve Full Moons. The Full Moons in August, September, October, and November are considered Supermoons in astronomical sources, which means that they look bigger and brighter than usual. The Full Moon in August is also a seasonal Blue Moon – the third Full Moon in an astronomical season with four Full Moons. Use the Sky Tonight app to find out the Moon's location, rise and set times, and phase for each day, and enjoy the beauty of our Earth's loyal companion!

Happy stargazing!

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