Full Moon August 2024: The Full Sturgeon Moon
Mark your calendars for the August 2024 Full Moon. The August full moon in 2024 will be on Monday August 19, 2024 2:26 PM EDT or 7:26 PM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the eighth full moon on the 2024 Full Moon schedule.
A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.
Ready to dive a little deeper into the full moon in August 2024? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts.
The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time (ET) account for both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local time zone may be different, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.
When is the full moon in August 2024?
The full moon in August 2024 will be on Monday August 19, 2024 2:26 PM EDT or 7:26 PM UTC. It will be the eighth full moon of 2024 and will be the full moon in Aquarius.
In August 2024 there will be one full moon, unlike 2023 when there will be two full moons that month. And depending on how the lunar cycles align to the calendar, in some years the August full moon is the eighth or ninth full moon of the year. For 2024 the August 19th full moon is the eighth full moon.
What is the name of the August Full Moon?
One name for the August 2024 full moon is the Full Sturgeon Moon. It’s likely not a name you would guess. The Full Sturgeon Moon gets its name as sturgeon are caught in high numbers in North America’s Great Lakes at that time of year.
Other nicknames for the August Full Moon include the Barley Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Fruit Moon Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Red Moon, and Wyrt Moon.
Which season includes the August Full Moon?
In 2024 the August 19th full moon will be the third full moon of the 2024 Summer season. The full moon in August will be the third full moon after the Summer Solstice Equinox in 2024.
The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of astronomical summer and the end of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2024, the Summer Solstice will be Thursday June 20, 2024 4:51 PM EDT or 9:51 PM UTC.
When is the new moon for the 2024 Full Sturgeon Moon?
The lunar cycle for the Full Sturgeon Moon will begin with its new moon in August 2024. The New Sturgeon Moon will be on Sunday August 4, 2024 7:13 AM EDT or 12:13 PM UTC, and will be the new moon in Leo.
The August 4th new moon will be the second new moon of Summer 2024 as the second new moon after the Summer Solstice.
Will there be an August lunar eclipse in 2024?
No, in 2024 there will not be a lunar eclipse during the August full moon. The next August lunar eclipse will be in 2026 as a partial lunar eclipse.
Will the full moon be a supermoon?
No, in 2024 the August full moon will not be a supermoon. In the previous year, both August full moons will be supermoons. And further into the future in 2028 the full moon in August will be a supermoon again.
Will there be a blue moon in August 2024?
In August 2024 there will be a seasonal blue moon as the August 19th full moon will be the third full moon in a season with four.
A blue moon is when 2 full moons are in the same calendar month. Months with 31 days, such as August make it easier to have a blue moon because a full moon occurs about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.
The seasonal blue moon is a second definition for blue moons in which 4 full moons occur in a season. The third full moon of the season is called the seasonal blue moon in the seasons which has 4 full moons. The August full moon will always be either the second or third full moon of the summer season so it’s possible to be a seasonal blue moon.
Prior to 2024, the last August Seasonal Blue Moon was in 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions about the August Full Moon Calendar to help you prepare for the years ahead.
How many full moons will there be in August 2024?
There will be one full moon in August 2024. The August full moon will be on Monday August 19, 2024 2:26 PM EDT or 7:26 PM UTC. It will be part of Summer 2024 and be the full moon in Aquarius.
Future Full Moon Calendars
And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.