There Will Be Lots of Full Moons in 2021 — Here's When You Can Catch Them
If there's one thing we can rely on to bring us a little much-needed wonder and joy, it's a full moon, and in 2021, there are a lot of them to look forward to seeing! There's nothing better than looking up at the sky and seeing a gorgeous full moon to put things into perspective and remind us of life's simple pleasures, and with our monthly guide of when to expect them, you won't miss a single one this year. For 2021, we can expect a full moon toward the end of every month. The first one of the year will be on Jan. 28, so be sure to grab your camera (or, you know, just remember to look up that night) and embrace the beauty of a celestial, glowing full moon. Depending on where you live, the moon will be visible at different times of day, so be sure to check out The Old Farmer's Almanac to figure out when you can view the full moons in your region.
Jan. 28 — Full Wolf Moon
The first full moon of 2021 will be visible on Jan. 28. It's called a wolf moon, which originates from Native American groups' beliefs that wolves howled the most during this time of year.
Feb. 27 — Full Snow Moon
We call February's full moon a snow moon for a pretty simple reason — there's typically lots of snowfall during that month! You'll be able to catch the snow moon on Feb. 27.
March 28 — Full Worm Moon
March is when the season begins to change toward spring, prompting worms to emerge from underground and thus giving the worm moon its name. In 2021, you'll be able to see the worm moon on March 28.
April 26 — Full Pink Moon
You can see April's full moon on the 26th of the month — just as pink flowers begin to bloom, inspiring the pink moon's namesake.
May 26 — Full Flower Moon
By May, the weather starts to get much warmer and flowers blossom everywhere, hence the name flower moon. The flower moon will be visible on May 26 in 2021.
June 24 — Full Strawberry Moon
Summer brings about some of the most delicious fruits of the year, which is appropriately reflected in the strawberry moon's namesake. Pick some fresh strawberries and enjoy this full moon on June 24.
July 23 — Full Buck Moon
According to Native American tales, a buck's antlers were at full growth during July, thus the month's moon being a buck moon. Be sure to catch July's full moon on the 23rd of the month this year.
Aug. 22 — Full Sturgeon Moon
Native Americans said that fish were most plentiful during the time of the sturgeon moon, which is what we now call the full moon in August. You can catch it on Aug. 22 this year.
Sept. 20 — Full Harvest Moon
The harvest moon is the one that occurs closest to the September equinox, thus placing it in the month of September this year. Every three years (including last year!), the harvest moon happens in October, but this year you can catch it on Sept. 20.
Oct. 20 — Full Hunter's Moon
The hunter's moon follows the first harvest moon, placing this year's full hunter's moon in October. Brave the chilly weather and enjoy this full moon on Oct. 20.
Nov. 19 — Full Beaver Moon
You can catch November's full beaver moon — also referred to as a frost moon — on the 19th of the month this year.