Full Moon Calendar 2021 (Dates & Names – Northern Hemisphere)

Different people have given different full moon names depending upon their native place or their cultural lifestyle. Out of all, the most famous, and, of course, widely acknowledged full moon calendar with their names came from the tribes of native American culture.

As per the legends, in order to keep track of changing seasons, the Algonquin tribal people used to follow the lunar calendar rather than following the solar calendar. These full moon names were adopted by Colonial Americans and European settlers. Later with time, these full moon names were integrated with the modern (Georgian calendar) calendar.

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. 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.

Not to mention, Only on a full moon, a lunar eclipse can occur. This article will give you a complete overview of the 2021 full moon calendar with their lunar dates and names with reference to the northern hemisphere. So, just buckle up. And if you see anything goes wrong, let me know in the comment section.

Some Full Moon Facts

This article is especially related to the full moon names in accordance with the full moon calendar of the northern hemisphere.

However, if you wanna know full moon names with respect to the southern hemisphere, You can check this article.

 

Full Moon in January 2021 – Wolf Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, especially in the western world, the full moon day in January 2021 is known as Full Wolf Moon or Wolf Moon. WHY? Because it is historically said that people would hear wolves howling at the full moon.

Must read, January Full Moon: Buck Moon in Southern Hemisphere

When is the next full moon in January?

The next full moon in January will occur on Thursday, 28 January 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Leo. Apart from the wolf moon, other January full moon names are Old Moon, Ice Moon, Winter Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in February 2021 – Snow Moon

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In the western world, the full moon in February is known as Full Snow Moon or Snow Moon named after snow on the ground. Apart from the snow moon, the other January full moon names are Storm Moon, Bony Moon, Hunger Moon, etc.

When is the next full moon in February?

The next full moon in February will occur on Saturday, 27 February 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Virgo. Moreover, this will be the last full moon before the occurrence of the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. The Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere will occur on Saturday, 20 March 2021.

Some Full Moon Facts

Generally, there are 12 full moons in one year corresponding to each month. But, sometimes there are 13 full moons in a calendar year (like in the year 2020). In that case, the additional full moon is known as the blue moon.

 

Full Moon in March 2021 – Worm Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in March is known as the Full Worm Moon or Worm Moon. WHY? Because this full moon marks the end of the winter season. Or, one could simply say that the cold weather starts to clear slightly.

When is the next full moon in March?

The next full moon in March will occur on Sunday, 28 March 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Libra. Apart from the worm moon, the other March full moon names are Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Windy Moon, Fish Moon, etc.

Check out, Hindu Full Moon Calendar 2021 (Purnima Dates, Names & Moon Sign)

 

Full Moon in April 2021 – Pink Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in April is known as the Full Pink Moon or Pink Moon. WHY? Because the name pink moon signifies the arrival of one of the first spring flowers.

When is the next full moon in April?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in April will occur on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Scorpio. Apart from the pink moon, the other April full moon names are Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Seed Moon, Awakening Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in May 2021 – Flower Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in May is known as the Full Flower Moon or Flower Moon. WHY? Because this month’s flower moon indicates the flowers that usually bloom in this month.

Moreover, According to the lunar calendar 2021, the Flower moon will be the last full moon before the arrival of Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere. The Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere will occur on Monday, 21 June 2021.

When is the next full moon in May?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in May will occur on Wednesday, 26 May 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Sagittarius. Apart from the flower moon, the other May full moon names are Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon, Panther Moon, Hare Moon, etc.

Some Full Moon Facts

A total lunar eclipse will occur on the same day as the Flower Moon i.e 26 May 2021. Not to mention, just because this will be a total lunar eclipse, therefore, as a result, the full moon in May will also be known as the Blood Moon.

It will be visible in areas of southeast Asia, all of Australia, all of Oceania, most of Alaska and Canada, all of the lower 48 states, all of Hawaii, and most of South America.

 

Full Moon in June 2021 – Strawberry Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in June is known as the Full Strawberry Moon or Strawberry Moon. WHY? Because this month’s full indicates the ripening of fruits (Strawberry). Moreover, according to the lunar calendar 2021, the strawberry moon will be the first full moon after the arrival of Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere.

When is the next full moon in June?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in June will occur on Thursday, 24 June 2021. Not to mention, during the June full moon, the moon will be in Capricorn. Apart from the Strawberry moon, the other June full moon names are Rose Moon, Lotus Moon, Hare Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in July 2021 – Buck Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in July is known as Full Buck Moon or Buck Moon. In fact, the name buck moon emerged from Buck’s forehead. WHY? because during this time of the year, Buck (Male Deer) shed their old antlers and grows new ones every year.

When is the next full moon in July?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in July will occur on  Saturday, 24 July 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Aquarius. Apart from the Buck Moon, the other July full moon names are Hay Moon, Wort Moon, Thunder Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in August 2021 – Sturgeon Moon

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

When is the next full moon in August?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in August will occur on Sunday, 22 August 2021. Not to mention, the moon will be in Pisces. Apart from the Sturgeon moon, the other August full moon names are Grain Moon, Red Moon, Green Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in September 2021 – Harvest Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in September is known as the Full Harvest Moon or Harvest Moon. WHY? Because this is the time of the year when harvesting takes place before the arrival of the autumn season.

I mean, that’s why according to the lunar calendar 2021, the full moon in this month will also be the last full moon before the arrival of Autumn or fall equinox in the northern hemisphere. The Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere will occur on Thursday, 23 September 2021.

When is the next full moon in September?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in September will occur on Monday, 20 September 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Pisces. Apart from the Harvest Moon, the other September full moon names are Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in October 2021 – Hunter’s Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in October is known as the Full Hunter’s Moon or Hunter’s Moon. WHY? Because it is generally the time to prepare for the upcoming winter season. And for that, tribal people used to start hunting and preserving meat for the winter season. Hence, known as the hunter’s moon.

When is the next full moon in October?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in October will occur on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Taurus. Apart from the hunter’s moon, the other October full moon names are Dying Grass Moon, Travel Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in November 2021 – Beaver Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in November is known as the Full Beaver Moon or Beaver Moon. WHY? Because during this time of the year, these semiaquatic rodents vigorously start to build their dams of wood and mud for the forthcoming winter season. If you don’t know, Beaver is also the official symbol of Canada.

When is the next full moon in November?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in November will occur on Friday, 19 November 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Gemini. Apart from the Beaver Moon, the other November full moon names are Mourning Moon, Sassafras Moon, Frost Moon, etc.

Some Full Moon Facts

The year 2021 will witness two lunar eclipse. One that will occur on the eve of Flower Moon. And, the other one that will occur on the same day as of Beaver Moon i.e 19 November 2021.

Not to mention, this will be a partial lunar eclipse that will be completely visible over Asia, Australia and Americas.

 

Full Moon in December 2021 – Cold Moon

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In the northern hemisphere, the full moon in December is known as the Full Cold Moon or Cold Moon. WHY? Because in most of the northern hemisphere, the winter season truly begins from the month of December.

Not only this month’s full moon will be the last full moon of 2021. It will also be the last full moon before the arrival of Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere will occur on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

When is the next full moon in December?

According to the full moon calendar, the next full moon in December will occur on Sunday, 19 December 2021. Not to mention, on this day, the moon will be in Cancer. Apart from the Cold Moon, the other December full moon names are Oak Moon, Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule, etc.

Summary in Tabular Form

Full Moon Names Day Date Month Year Moon Sign
Wolf Moon Thursday 28 January 2021 Leo
Snow Moon Saturday 27 February 2021 Virgo
Worm Moon Sunday 28 March 2021 Libra
Pink Moon Tuesday 27 April 2021 Scorpio
Flower Moon Wednesday 26 May 2021 Sagittarius
Strawberry Moon Thursday 24 June 2021 Capricorn
Buck Moon Saturday 24 July 2021 Aquarius
Sturgeon Moon Sunday 22 August 2021 Pisces
Harvest Moon Monday 20 September 2021 Pisces
Hunter’s Moon Wednesday 20 October 2021 Taurus
Beaver Moon Friday 19 November 2021 Gemini
Cold Moon Sunday 19 December 2021 Cancer

 

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