The Names of the Full Moons

Here are the traditional names given to each month's full moon from the "Farmer's Almanac":

January Wolf Moon
February Snow Moon
March Worm Moon
April Pink Moon
May Flower Moon
June Strawberry Moon
July Buck Moon
August Sturgeon Moon
September Harvest Moon
October Hunter's Moon
November Beaver Moon
December Cold Moon

... and, of course, when a month has two full moons, the second is often called a Blue Moon (but it's really more complicated than that).

For more information about the Moon see

much more about the names of the moons
names from NASA
The Moon from The Nine Planets
lunar info for the amateur astronomer
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon
What's a Blue Moon?, the answer may surprise you

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Bill Arnett; last updated: 2000 Sep 11