Each month contains at least one full moon, and each moon has a name. September’s full moon is called the Harvest Moon. Native American tribes named each full moon in consideration of the tribe’s seasonal activities, such as hunting, fishing, and harvesting crops, and also based on the flora and fauna active during a particular […]
Every full moon is named for the season, and August’s is called the Corn Moon. We can thank the early Native American tribes for most of the moon names we still use today. The lunar cycles were a way for people to keep track of time without the 365-day calendar. Tribes christened the moon based […]
There’s usually one full moon per month, unless there’s a blue moon (a second full moon within a single calendar month). Every full moon has its own name, and July’s is called the Buck Moon. This tradition of naming the full moons goes back to the early Native American tribes. For people who didn’t rely […]
Did you know that every full moon has a name? June’s full moon is called the Strawberry Moon. Early Native American tribes are to thank for christening the moons. Naming each moon of the month helped people who didn’t use the 365-day calendar to keep track of time. The moons are typically named based on […]
Have you ever wondered why the full moon’s name changes every month? Or how it got that name in the first place? A long time ago, early Native American tribes christened each moon. They chose the moon’s name based on the season, which is why the moons are typically named based on the weather, flora, […]
May’s full moon is treating stargazers to a special event this year! Whether you’re a photographer, astronomy lover, lunar witch, selenophile, or just looking for something to do, mark your calendar for the early morning of May 26, 2021 to see a lunar eclipse pass over the year’s biggest supermoon. What is a Lunar Eclipse? […]
Each full moon of the month has a name. Early Native American tribes christened each moon to reflect the season, whether that was in the form of the weather, flora, fauna, or tribe’s activities such as hunting or harvesting. The Pink Moon is also sometimes referred to as the Egg Moon, Grass Moon, Budding Moon, […]
The Worm Moon falls in March. It comes after the Snow Moon in the last grasp of winter and the Pink Moon in April when spring is in full bloom.
The Snow Moon falls in February. It comes after the Wolf Moon that starts the year’s full moon cycle and the Worm Moon that arrives with spring.
The Wolf Moon falls in January and is welcomed as the first full moon of the new year. It comes after the Cold Moon, which falls near the winter solstice, and the Snow Moon, which occurs in the harshest period of the season.