Full Moon Names 2019
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Full moon names usually hit the headlines and go viral on social media when a combination of moon events occur together. Here’s a few recent examples:
- In January 2019 a “super blood wolf moon” was visible across the northern hemisphere. It was a super moon because the moon was close to Earth, a blood moon because the moon was in the shadow of the earth and a wolf moon because that’s a popular name for the January full moon.
- January AND March 2018 each had two blue moons (the second full moon in a month) and no full moon in February 2018, which is very unusual.
- In April 2014 a “blood red moon” was especially notable because it was part of a “lunar tetrad” which means four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial eclipses in between, each separated by six full moons (six lunar months).
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|Moon Month||Full moon called||Reasons behind the full moon names||Alternative full moon names|
|January full moon||Wolf moon||So called because of the howling of hungry wolves by the Anglo-Saxons and native Americans.||Old moon, ice moon|
|February full moon||Snow moon||The weather in the northern hemisphere has typically been snowy in February.||Hunger moon, storm moon|
|March full moon||Worm moon||Because of the visible worm trails on freshly thawed ground in March.||Chaste moon, crust moon, death moon, sap moon (after Maple tree tapping)|
|April full moon||Pink moon||Native Americans named this after an early blooming pink wild flower.||Sprouting grass moon, fish moon|
|May full moon||Flower moon||After the blooming of flowers by many cultures.||Milk moon, corn planting moon, hare moon|
|June full moon||Strawberry moon / Rose moon||Strawberry harvesting in north America, rose moon in Europe.||Hot moon|
|July full moon||Buck moon||Native Americans noticed male deer shed and regrow their antlers during July.||Hay moon (after the harvest), thunder moon (after summer storms)|
|August full moon||Sturgeon moon||So called by north American fisherman due to the abundance during August.||Grain moon, green corn moon, grain moon, red moon|
|September full moon||Harvest moon||Bright moon which and rises early makes it easier for farmers to gather the crops into the evening.||Corn moon, barley moon|
|October full moon||Hunters moon||Bright moon in sky for a long term, perfect for hunting the now empty fields.||Dying grass moon, travel moon|
|November full moon||Beaver moon||Named after beaver dam-building activities or native Americans beaver trapping in November||frost moon|
|December full moon||Cold moon||It’s winter and it’s cold in the northern hemisphere.||Long night moon, oak moon|
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