September’s harvest moon: when it will peak in the UK and full moon dates for 2021

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When are the next full moons?

October: Hunter’s Moon

As people planned in advance for the cold months to come, the October full moon came to signify the perfect time to hunt game, which grew larger by eating falling grains. This full moon is also known as Travel Moon and Dying Grass Moon.

When? 20 october

November: Beaver Moon

Beavers are usually starting to build their winter dams now, which leads to this full moon nickname. It is also known as the Frost Moon, as winter frosts historically began to wreak havoc during this time.

In 2021, the Castor Moon will coincide with a partial lunar eclipse, also known as the Half Blood Moon.

When? November 19

December: Cold moon

The nights are long and dark and the grip of winter is tightening, hence the name of this full moon. Falling during the holiday season, it is also referred to as the Moon Before Yule and Long Moon Nights.

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When? December 19

After full moons 2021

January: Wolf Moon

This full moon was named because the villagers used to hear packs of wolves howling from hunger at this time of year. It is also known as the Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon, although the latter is generally associated with the full moon in February.

When? 28 january

February: Snow moon

The Snow Moon is named after the cold white substance because historically it has always been the snowiest month in America. It is also traditionally called the Hunger Moon, as hunting was very difficult in snowy conditions.

When? February 27

Mars: Worm moon

As the temperatures warm up, earthworm casts start to appear and the birds start to find food. It also goes by several other names, including Sap Moon, Crow Moon, and Crust Moon, while its Anglo-Saxon name is Lenten Moon.

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The worm moon graces our skies on the same month as the spring equinox, which fell on March 20 of this year.

This full moon is important because it serves to fix the date of Easter, which is always the Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox. This year’s worm moon was the first full moon to appear after the spring equinox, meaning Easter Sunday fell a week later, Sunday April 4.

When? March 28

April: Pink Moon

April’s full moon is known as the Pink Moon, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it will turn pink. It is actually named after the pink wildflowers, which appear in North America in early spring.

She is also known as Egg Moon, due to the spring egg-laying season. Some coastal tribes called it Fish Moon because it appeared at the same time as the shad swimming upstream.

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The Pink Moon appears in the same month as a meteor shower and in 2021 it was also the first super full moon of the year.

When? April 27

May: Moon Flower

Spring has officially arrived as May arrives, and colorful blooms and blossoms dot the landscape.

This full moon is also known as the Corn Planting Moon, as crops are sown in time for harvest, or Milk Moon, as the month of May was previously known as the “Month of the Three Drafts”.

In 2021, it appeared in the same month as a micro new moon, which took place on May 11 and saw the new moon at its farthest point from Earth during its orbit.

This year’s Flower Moon was also a super full moon, appearing up to 30% brighter and 14% larger to the human eye.

When? May 26

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