Did you know that the first full moon has a name based on the month? The list of names included in this article is based on the information that is in the 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac. The names are:
January – Wolf Moon
February – Snow Moon
March – Worm Moon
April – Pink Moon
May – Flower Moon
June – Strawberry Moon
July - Buck (as in deer) Moon
August – Sturgeon Moon
September – Corn or Harvest Moon
October - Hunter’s or Harvest Moon
November – Beaver Moon
December – Cold Moon
The Harvest Moon can either be in September or October, for the Harvest Moon is the full moon that happens closest to the autumn equinox.
On average the moon takes about 29 and half days to go from one full moon to the next. Therefore, there may be two full moons within the same month. When there are two full moons in the same month, as happened during August 2012, the second full moon is a blue moon.