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

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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 in southern hemisphere are the same as those of 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 southern hemisphere’s full moon names with their lunar dates and moon sign. So, just buckle up. And if you see anything goes wrong, let me know in the comment section. Let’s Dive right in…!!!

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. 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 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 fall equinox in the southern hemisphere. The official first day of fall 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.

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.

When is the next full moon in March 2021 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.

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. More importantly, it will also be the first of two supermoons of the year.

When is the next full moon in April 2021 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. Additionally, it will also be the second and last of two supermoons of the year.

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 official first day of winter in the southern hemisphere will occur on Monday, 21 June 2021.

When is the next full moon in May 2021 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.

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 2021 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, on this day, 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 2021 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.

When is the next full moon in August 2021 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.

Apart from the snow moon, the other August full moon names in the southern hemisphere are Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, etc.

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 official first day of spring in the southern hemisphere will occur on Thursday, 23 September 2021.

When is the next full moon in September 2021 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.

When is the next full moon in October 2021 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 Novermver 2021 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.

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 the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The official first day of summer in the southern hemisphere will occur on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

When is the next full moon in December 2021 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.

Full Moon Names – Southern Hemisphere

Full Moon NamesDateMoon Sign
Buck MoonThursday, 28 January 2021Leo
Sturgeon MoonSaturday, 27 February 2021Virgo
Harvest MoonSunday, 28 March 2021Libra
Hunter’s MoonTuesday, 27 April 2021Scorpio
Beaver MoonWednesday, 26 May 2021Sagitarus
Cold MoonThursday, 24 June 2021Capricorn
Wolf MoonSaturday, 24 July 2021Aquarius
Snow MoonSunday, 22 August 2021Pisces
Worm MoonMonday, 20 September 2021Pisces
Pink MoonWednesday, 20 October 2021Taurus
Flower MoonFriday, 19 November 2021Gemini
Strawberry MoonSunday, 19 December 2021Cancer

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    • Hey Retha, Thank you so much for this latest info. I am definitely looking forward to writing an article based on the full moon names in South Africa.
      Keep visiting us…!!! Cheers

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