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

There is a common concept regarding the full moon calendar that different people would have given different full moon names depending upon their native place or their cultural lifestyle. But, sadly, that is not the case with the people living in the southern hemisphere.

In fact, you will be baffled to know that the full moon names used in the southern hemisphere are the same as the northern hemisphere, just the seasonal difference. Wanna know why??? Well, because the people living in the southern hemisphere (let’s say Australia, South Africa, or New Zealand) are none other than the European settlers.

In other words, you can say that European settlers, at first, integrated the native American full moon names into their modern Georgian calendar. And, later, many of these full moon names went with them to new places around the world.

This article will give you a complete overview of the 2021 full moon calendar with their lunar dates and names with reference to the southern hemisphere. So, just buckle up. And if you see anything goes wrong, let me know in the comment section.

Do You Know

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

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

 

Full Moon in January 2021 – Buck Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in January 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.

Must read, January Full Moon: Wolf Moon in Northern Hemisphere

When is the next full moon in January in the southern hemisphere?

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 Buck Moon, the other January full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Hay Moon, Wort Moon, Thunder Moon, Mead Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in February 2021 – Sturgeon Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in February 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.

Moreover, this will be the last full moon before the occurrence of the Autumnal Equinox in the southern hemisphere. The Autumn or Fall Equinox in the southern hemisphere will occur on Saturday, 20 March 2021.

When is the next full moon in February in the southern hemisphere?

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. Apart from the Sturgeon moon, the other February full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Grain Moon, Red Moon, Dog Moon, Green Moon, etc.

Do You Know

Do you know, Maori are the first people of the New Zealand. In fact, you would be amused to know that they do not have names for the each and every full moon phases. On the contrary, every night of the moon had their specific name.

Therefore, as a result of these elaborated naming conditions, many in the Southern Hemisphere rely on the European inspired Full Moon Names.

 

Full Moon in March 2021 – Harvest Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in March is known as the Full Harvest Moon or Harvest Moon. WHY? Because this is the time of the year when harvesting takes place. This will be the first full moon after the occurrence of the Fall Equinox in the southern hemisphere.

When is the next full moon in March in the southern hemisphere?

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 Harvest Moon, the other March full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon, etc.

Take a look at Hindu Full Moon Calendar 2021 (Purnima Dates, Names & Moon Sign)

 

Full Moon in April 2021 – Hunter’s Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in April 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 April in the southern hemisphere?

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 hunter’s moon, the other April full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Dying Grass Moon, Travel Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in May 2021 – Beaver Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in May 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.

Moreover, According to the lunar calendar 2021, the Beaver Moon will be the last full moon before the arrival of Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere will occur on Monday, 21 June 2021.

When is the next full moon in May in the southern hemisphere?

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 Beaver Moon, the other May full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Mourning Moon, Sassafras Moon, Frost Moon, etc.

Do You Know

A total lunar eclipse will occur on the same day as the Beaver 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 – Cold Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in June is known as the Full Cold Moon or Cold Moon. WHY? Because in most of the southern hemisphere, the winter season truly begins from the month of June. That’s why it will be the first full moon after the occurrence of the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

When is the next full moon in June in the southern hemisphere?

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 Cold Moon, the other June full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Oak Moon, Long Night’s Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in July 2021 – Wolf Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in July 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.

When is the next full moon in July in the southern hemisphere?

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 wolf moon, other July full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Old Moon, Ice Moon, Winter Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in August 2021 – Snow Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in August is known as Full Snow Moon or Snow Moon named after snow on the ground.  Apart from the snow moon, the other August full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, etc.

When is the next full moon in August in the southern hemisphere?

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.

Do You Know

Do you know that when there is summer in the southern hemisphere. At the same instant, there is winter in the northern hemisphere. And, vice versa. Ever wondered why this happens?

Well, this mis match between the northern and southern hemisphere specificially happens because of the Earth’s Axial Tilt. If you wanna know more about the earth’s tilt and how it affects the seasons on the earth, you can check this article.

 

Full Moon in September 2021 – Worm Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in September is known as the Full Worm Moon or Worm Moon. WHY? Because this full moon marks the end of the winter season.

In fact, this will be the last full moon before the occurrence of the spring equinox in the southern hemisphere. The Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere will occur on Thursday, 23 September 2021.

When is the next full moon in September in the southern hemisphere?

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 worm moon, the other September full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon in October 2021 – Pink Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in October 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. In fact, this full moon will also be the first full moon after the arrival of Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere.

When is the next full moon in October in the southern hemisphere?

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 pink moon, the other October full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Egg Moon, Seed Moon, Waking Moon, etc.

 

Full Moon In November 2021 – Flower Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in November 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.

When is the next full moon in November in the southern hemisphere?

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 flower moon, the other November full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon, Panther Moon, Hare Moon, etc.

Do You Know

The year 2021 will witness two lunar eclipses. One that will occur on the eve of Beaver Moon. And, the other one that will occur on the same day as Flower 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 – Strawberry Moon

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In the southern hemisphere, the full moon in December is known as the Full Strawberry Moon or Strawberry Moon. WHY? Because this month’s full indicates the ripening of fruits (Strawberry).

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 Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere will occur on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

When is the next full moon in December in the southern hemisphere?

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 Strawberry moon, the other December full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Rose Moon, Honey Moon, Hare Moon, etc.

Summary in Tabular Form

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

 

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