2020 Full Moon Calendar | Full Moon Hindu Calendar 2020 | Full Moon Dates 2020

Last updated on October 2nd, 2020 at 05:20 am

The Full Moon always Occurs when The sun, Earth and Moon are aligned perfectly in a straight line i.e The Sun And The Moon Are Separated By 180 Degrees. This article will give you a complete overview of the 2020 full moon calendar.

Not only in terms of western perception but also according to the Full Moon Hindu Calendar 2020. So, just buckle up. And if you see anything goes wrong, let me know in the comment section.

Full Moon Day is one of the 8 Phases Of The Moon. Apart from the full moon, the other phases of the moon are New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, and Waning Crescent moon.

Only on a full moon, a lunar eclipse can occur. In India, Full Moon day is also known as Purnima or Poornima. In general, you can say that the Full moon in Hindi is called Purnima.

As of today ( April 28, 2020) we have missed 4 Full Moons or Poornima. But still, we will have a glimpse of each and every full moon day that occurred or occurring in 2020.

 

Wolf Moon – Full Moon Jan 2020 – Paush Purnima

In the western world, full moon in January 2020 is known as Full Wolf Moon or Wolf Moon. Simply because it is historically said that people would hear wolves howling at the Full Moon. Hence, named Wolf Moon.

On January 10, 2020; the moon was in Cancer. On the contrary, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon was in Karka Rashi. Apart from wolf moon, another name of January full moon is Old Moon.

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Well, in India; according to the Indian full moon calendar 2020, full moon in January is remarkably known as Paush Purnima (December/January). During Paush Mahina, there is a confluence of three rivers names Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati at Prayag Sangam.

In Indian culture, it is believed that whoever takes a holy dip at Prayag Sangam. They are relieved of their sins and one will achieve “Moksha” or “Salvation”.

 

Snow Moon – Full Moon Feb 2020 – Magh Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in February 2020 is also known as Full Snow Moon or Snow Moon named after snow on the ground.

On February 09, 2020; the moon was in Leo. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon was in Simha Rashi. Apart from snow moon, another name of Feb full moon is Bone Moon.

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In India; according to the full moon Hindu calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is remarkably known as Magh Purnima (January/February).

During Magh Mahina, the ceremonial Kumbh Mela Is held (once in every twelve years). On the other hand, Magha Mela is being celebrated annually.

 

Worm Moon – Full Moon March 2020 – Phalgun Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in march 2020 is known as Full Worm Moon. Because this Worm Moon marks the end of the winter season or one can say cold weather starts to clear slightly.

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On March 09, 2020; the moon was in Virgo. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon was in Kanya Rashi. Apart from worm moon, another name of full moon in March is Crust moon or Crow Moon, etc.

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In India, according to the full moon Indian calendar 2020, full moon in this month is remarkably known as Phalgun Purnima (February/March).

The Phalgun month marks the arrival of spring. During Phalgun Purnima, Holika Dahan takes place. In fact,  And a day after that, the Holi Festival will be Celebrated (which is very commonly celebrated by the western world too).

 

Pink Moon – Full Moon April 2020 –Chaitra Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in April 2020 is known as Full Pink Moon. The name Pink Moon signifies the arrival of one of the first spring flowers.

On April 08, 2020; the moon was in Libra. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon was in Tula Rashi. Apart from pink moon, another name of full moon in April is Grass Moon or Egg Moon, etc.

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In India, according to the full moon Hindu calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Chaitra Purnima (March/April).

On Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti is observed by all Hindu communities. Lord Hanuman is the Vanara God (Monkey God) of Lord Rama Yuga. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in the honor of the birth of Lord Hanuman.

 

Flower Moon – Full Moon May 2020 – Vaishaka Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in May is known as Full Flower Moon. As this month’s Flower Moon indicates the flowers that usually bloom in this month. It also indicates the official arrival of Spring.

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On May 07, 2020; the moon will be in Scorpio. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Vruschika Rashi. Apart from Flower moon, another name of full moon in May is Corn Planting Moon or Milk Moon, etc.

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In India, according to the full moon Indian calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Vaishaka or Baishaka Purnima (April/May). Vaishaka Purnima is also known as Buddha Purnima.

Because this day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha (also known as Siddarth Gautama – Founder Of Buddhism). This day is observed as a festival all over India as well as even in some South-Asian Countries too.

 

Strawberry Moon – Full Moon June 2020 – Jyeshtha Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in June 2020 is known as Full Strawberry Moon, as this month’s Strawberry Moon indicates the ripening of fruits (strawberry).

On June 05, 2020; the moon will be in Sagittarius. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Dhanu Rashi. Apart from Strawberry moon, another name of full moon in June is Rose Moon or Hot Moon, etc.

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In India, according to the Indian full moon calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Jyeshtha Purnima (May/June).

As on this auspicious day, married women observe fast for the longevity of their husband’s life. And as well as for the prosperity and happiness in their married life.

 

Buck Moon – Full Moon July 2020 – Guru Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in July 2020 is known as Full Buck Moon; as the name buck Moon emerged from Buck’s forehead. Because during this time of the year, Buck (Male Deer) shed their old antlers and grows new one every year.

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On July 05, 2020; the moon will be in Capricorn. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Makar Rashi. Apart from Buck moon, another name of full moon in July is Hay Moon or Wort Moon or Thunder Moon, etc.

In India, according to the full moon Hindu calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Ashadha Purnima (June/July). This day is also dedicated to all the Gurus; therefore, also known as Guru Purnima.

 

Sturgeon Moon – Full Moon August 2020 – Shravana Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in August is known as Full Sturgeon Moon. Because there could be a large amount of huge freshwater fish that can be found in the lakes as well as in the rivers.

On August 03, 2020; the moon will be in Aquarius. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Kumbha Rashi. Apart from the Sturgeon moon, another name of full moon in August is Grain Moon, Full Red Moon, etc.

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In India, according to the full moon Indian calendar 2020, full moon in this month is memorably known as Shravana Purnima (July/August). There are so many festivals celebrated on this auspicious day.

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Hayagriva Jayanti is celebrated on this day. Therefore; also known as Narali Purnima. Raksha Bandhan is also celebrated during the month of Shravana Purnima or Sturgeon Moon.

 

Corn Moon – Full Moon September 2020 – Madhu Purnima

The full moon in September 2020 is known as Full Corn Moon or Corn Moon because usually during this time harvesting of corn is done.

On September 02, 2020; the moon will be in Pisces. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Meena Rashi. Apart from Corn moon, another name of full moon in September is Fruit Moon or Barley Moon, etc.

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In India, according to the full moon Hindu calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Madhu Purnima (August/September). This full moon in September month is also known as Honey Full Moon Festival. This Buddhist festival is being celebrated in some parts of Bangladesh and by the Mon People of Thailand.

On this auspicious day of the month of Bhadra; Hindus observe Uma Maheswara Vrata as well as Shakra Vrata where God Indra (God Of Lightning, Thunder, Rains, and River Flows) is worshipped.

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Harvest Moon – Full Moon October 2020

In the western world, the full moon in October 2020 is known as Full Harvest Moon. Because this is the time when normally harvesting takes place before the arrival of the autumn season. The full moon in this month is also the first full moon after the arrival of autumn.

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On October 01, 2020; the moon will be in Aries. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Mesha Rashi. Apart from Harvest moon, another name of full moon in October is Travel Moon or Dying Grass Moon or Hunter Moon, etc.

Well, there is no Purnima name for this Full moon in October. Simply because In 2020, October has two Full moons.

 

Blue Moon – Full Moon October 2020 – Sharad Purnima

This Lunar Month of October has Two Full Moons. According to the ancient people saying, when there are two full moons in a single month, then the 2nd full moon is known as Blue Moon.

On October 31, 2020; the moon will be in Taurus. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Vrishabha Rashi. Apart from the Blue moon, the second full moon in October has no other names.

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In India, according to the full moon Indian calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Sharad Purnima (September/October).

This Lunar Month of Aswin (September/October) marks the ending of Monsoon Season and the arrival of the Winter season. This day is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lakshmi-The Hindu Goddess Of Wealth.

 

Beaver Moon – Full Moon November 2020 – Kartik Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in November is known as Full Beaver Moon or Beaver Moon. Because during this period of time; beavers actively start building their dams of wood and mud for the upcoming winter season. As the temperature drops down; harvesting also slows down.

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On November 30, 2020; the moon will be in Gemini. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Mithun Rashi. Apart from Beaver moon, another name of full moon in November is Frost Moon or Trading Moon, etc.

In India, according to the full moon Hindu calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Kartik Purnima. This lunar full moon of Kartik (November/December) is also known as Tripurari Purnima.

This Purnima (Full Moon) is also celebrated as the Birth anniversary of Matsya Avatar (God Vishnu’s Fish Incarnation). The Hindu God Vishnu Is regarded as the Preserver Of The Universe.

 

Cold Moon – Full Moon December 2020 – Margashirsha Purnima

In the western world, the full moon in December 2020 is known as the Full Cold Moon or Cold Moon. Simply because in most of the northern hemisphere; winter season truly begins from the month of December. This full moon will also be the last full moon of 2020.

On December 30, 2020; the moon will be in Cancer. Whereas, in terms of the Hindu calendar 2020, the moon will be in Karka Rashi. Apart from the cold moon, another name of full moon in December is Oak Moon.

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In India, according to the full moon Hindu calendar 2020, a full moon in this month is memorably known as Margashirsha Purnima (December/January). This lunar full moon of Margasirsa (December/January) is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the Hindu god Dattatreya (a combined form of Hindu Male Trinity God).

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This trinity god is the combination of three Fundamental Hindu God i.e Lord Brahma (The Creator Of The Universe), Lord Vishnu (The Preserver Of The Universe), and Lord Shiva (The Destroyer Of The Universe).

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About Atul Sinha

I am a mechanical engineer by profession. Just because of my love for fundamental physics, I switched my carrier, and therefore I just completed my postgraduate degree in physics. Right now I am a loner (as like ever) and a Physics blogger too. My sole future goal is to do a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, especially in the field of cosmology. Because in my view, every part of physics comes within the range of cosmology. And I love traveling, especially the Sole one.

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