Full Moon Names And Meanings List 2023 – Check Complete List Of Names Of Full Moon. The first full moon of the year is already known as “Wolf Moon” on January 6 and here is the list of full moons of 2023 and their meanings according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Blue Moons, Harvest Moons, Worm Moons? Learn more about the ancient names associated with the arts of the moon – and what they mean.
Full Moon Names And Meanings List 2023 – Check Complete List
Here Is The Complete List Of all Moons And Their Names. You Can Read All Details From below.
Full Moons Names:
February 5 Snow Moon:
- Usually the heaviest snow falls during this month, and native tribes of the north and east often call it snow moons. Some tribes also referred to it as the “Hunger Moon”, as the harsh weather conditions in their area made hunting much harder.
March 7 Worm Moon:
- This is the month when temperatures begin to warm, and the ground begins to melt, with earthworms appearing, beginning the return of robins.
April 6 Pink Moon:
- The name comes from Moss Pink or Wild Ground Flox, one of the early widespread flowers of spring.
May 5 Flower Moon
- Flowers are abundant at this time in most areas.
June 3 Strawberry Moon
- This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe.
- The relatively short season of harvesting strawberries comes in the month of June every year.
- So, the full moon that happens is named strawberry. (In Europe, this moon was called Rose Moon)
3 July Buck Moon
- July is generally the month when the horns of the new reindeer pop out of the deer’s head in a coating of velvet fur. It was also often referred to as the “Thunder Moon” due to repeated thunderstorms.
August 1 Sturgeon Moon
- A name given by fishing tribes. Sturgeon is a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, and that’s the month when most sturgeons were caught.
August 30 – Blue Moon
- This happens when there are two full moons in a month. The first one is named, and the next full moon is called the Blue Moon.
September 29 Harvest Moon (Corn Moon)
- This name was given by Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. Mostly, the September full moon is actually the harvest moon, which is the full moon that closest to the fall equinox. In two out of three years, the Harvest Moon arrives in September, but a few years come in October. At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work in moonlight until late at night.
October 28 – Hunter Moon (Harvest Moon)
- It is also called “Blood Moon” or “Sanguin Moon”. Traditionally the fields were harvested in late September or early October, so hunters could easily see foxes and other animals coming out to collect from fallen grains.
- Native Americans named this moon because of the falling leaves, deer, and time to prepare for the long winter ahead.
November 27 Beaver Moon
- Beavers can be seen preparing for winter by collecting wood to shore their lodges and dams.
- It was also the time when Native American tribes planted beaver traps to ensure a supply of warm winter fur.
December 26 – Cold moon
- This is the month when the nights are the longest and darkest.
- The term “long nights moon” is appropriate because the midwinter night is actually longer, and the moon stays above the horizon for longer than other moons.
FAQ : How many phases of the Moon are there?
The eight phases of the Moon in order are:
- New Moon
- Waxing crescent Moon
- First quarter Moon
- Waxing gibbous Moon
- Full Moon
- Waning gibbous Moon
- Last quarter Moon
- Waning crescent Moon
How many full moons are there in a month?
- Because our modern calendar does not conform to the arts of the moon, sometimes we get more than one full moon in a month. This is sometimes referred to as the Blue Moon.
How many full moons are there in a year?
- There are 12 full moon names corresponding to the full moon in each month, but sometimes there are also more than 12 full moons in a year…