Amythest and I are often consulting a moon app to see which phase of the moon we’re in. If you’re like us, you’ve got a million different things to keep track of and sometimes the moon phase just isn’t in your head. We thought we’d consolidate all the moon phases in one place (along with some brief descriptions of each important phase) so you have everything in one place. Don't forget to add this page to your bookmarks tab for future reference!
Moon Phases 2021
Mays full moon, also known as the Flower Moon, brings the moon into her closest orbit to the earth. This supermoon coincides with a total lunar eclipse (which will only be visible in some areas) so it’s quite a special full moon. This will be the biggest and brightest moon of the year so make sure to head out to see it!
On the 21st of June, the solstice occurs. This is the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Winter in the Southern Hemisphere. On June 24th the full moon occurs. This moon is sometimes referred to as the Strawberry Moon, the Rose Moon or the Honey Moon. The moon will look brighter and bigger than usual as it’s another supermoon. Make sure to head out and see it as this is the last supermoon of the year.
On July 24th the full moon occurs. This moon is sometimes known as the Buck Moon, the Thunder Moon and the Hay Moon.
On the 22nd of August the full moon occurs. This is sometimes referred to as the Sturgeon Moon as well as the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon. This full moon is special as it’s a blue moon. A blue moon only occurs every few years (approximately every 2.7 years to be exact) and is the 3rd of four full moons in any season. There are usually only 3 moons in each season, but because the moon cycle is approximately 29.5 days long, every couple of years an extra full moon will occur in a season. Read more about it here
The full moon occurs on the 20th of September. This full moon is also called the Corn Moon or the Harvest Moon. On the 22nd of September the equinox occurs. On this equinox, there are equal amounts of day and night in both the Southern and the Northern Hemispheres. This equinox is celebrated as the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring (or Vernal) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
The full moon occurs on the 20th of October. This moon is known as the Hunters Moon as well as the Travel Moon and the Blood Moon.
The full moon occurs on the 19th of November. It’s called the Beaver Moon as well as the Frosty Moon and the Dark Moon. There is a partial lunar eclipse during the full moon which will be visible throughout most of North and Central America as well as some parts of western South America along with Mexico, eastern Russia, Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
On the 19th of December the full moon occurs. This moon is known as the Cold Moon as well as the Ling Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule. On the 21st the December Solstice occurs. This is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.