2021 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

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The Full Moon 2021 Calendar helps you look back at the dates of the full moon dates, a seasonal blue moon, solstices, equinoxes, and full moon eclipses.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or 29.53 days on average, also called a  synodic month.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 2021

The full moon calendar shows the full moon dates in 2021 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

When were the 2021 Full Moons?

In 2021 there were 12 full moons during the year. The names and dates of the full moons in 2021 were:

  1. January 28, 2021: Full Wolf Moon
  2. February 27, 2021: Full Snow Moon
  3. March 28, 2021: Full Worm Moon
  4. April 26, 2021: Full Pink Moon
  5. May 26, 2021: Full Flower Moon
  6. June 24, 2021: Full Strawberry Moon
  7. July 23, 2021: Full Buck Moon
  8. August 22, 2021: Full Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 20, 2021: Full Harvest Moon
  10. October 20, 2021: Full Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 19, 2021: Full Beaver Moon
  12. December 18, 2021: Full Cold Moon

Full Moon 2021 Calendar by Month

In 2021 there were 12 full moons during the year including one seasonal blue moon and two lunar eclipses. All the full moons were scheduled for the middle of the month.

Here’s a summary of 2021 Full Moon Calendar including the dates of each of the full moons, their names, the eclipses that occurred, and how they fit into each season.

January 28, 2021: Full Wolf Moon

The first full moon of 2021 was on Thursday January 28, 2021. Also called the Full Wolf Moon, it was the the second full moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season as the second full moon after the Winter Solstice in 2020. The January Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

February 27, 2021: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February was on Saturday February 27, 2021. The Full Snow Moon was the second 2021 full moon and the last full moon of Winter 2020-2021. The February Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 28, 2021: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March was on Sunday March 28, 2021. The Full Worm Moon was the third full moon of 2021 and was the first full moon of Spring 2021. The March Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 26, 2021: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April was on Monday April 26, 2021. The Full Pink Moon was the fourth full moon of 2021 and the second full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 26, 2021: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May was on Wednesday May 26, 2021. The Full Flower Moon was the fifth 2021 full moon and the third Spring full moon. The May Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Also during the full moon on May 26th, there also was a Total Lunar Eclipse.

June 24, 2021: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June was on Thursday June 24, 2021. The Full Strawberry Moon was the sixth full moon of 2021 and the first full moon of Summer 2021. The June Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

July 23, 2021: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July was on Friday July 23, 2021. The Full Buck Moon was the seventh full moon of 2021 and the second full moon of Summer 2021. The July Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

August 22, 2021: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August was on Sunday August 22, 2021. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the eighth full moon of 2021 and the third Summer full moon. The August Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

Summer had four full moons in 2021. The Full Moon on August 22nd was also considered a seasonal blue moon as the season’s third full moon.

September 20, 2021: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September was Monday, September 20, 2021. The Full Harvest Moon was the ninth full moon of 2021 and the fourth Summer full moon. The September Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

The Autumnal Equinox was on Wednesday September 22, 2021. As the full moon in September was closer to the Autumn Equinox than October’s, the September 20th full moon was called the Full Harvest Moon.

October 20, 2021: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October was on Wednesday October 20, 2021. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the tenth full moon of 2021 and the first full moon of Autumn 2021. The October Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 19, 2021: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November was on Friday November 19, 2021. The Full Beaver Moon was the eleventh full moon of 2021 and the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. There was also a penumbral lunar eclipse during the November full moon.

December 18, 2021: Full Cold Moon

The the full moon in December was on Saturday December 18, 2021. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of 2021 and the last full moon of Fall. The December Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

What were the 2021 Full Moon names?

Photo of the moon for the Full Moons Names in 2021

The full moon names for 2021 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon – January 28
  • Full Snow Moon – February 27
  • Full Worm Moon – March 28
  • Full Pink Moon – April 26
  • Full Flower Moon – May 26
  • Full Strawberry Moon – June 24
  • Full Buck Moon – July 23
  • Full Sturgeon Moon – August 22
  • Full Harvest Moon – September 20
  • Full Hunter’s Moon – October 20
  • Full Beaver Moon – November 19
  • Full Cold Moon -December 18

The September full moon was called the Full Harvest Moon because it was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October Full Moon.

Related: New Moons in 2021

Was there a blue moon in 2021?

There was seasonal blue moon in 2021 on Sunday August 22. It was a Summer seasonal blue moon because it was the third full moon in a four full moon season.

There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common, and the one you likely know, is when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is typically called a blue moon.

The second definition of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon during a season. When a season has four full moons, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon to help distinguish between the other definition.

There was not a calendar blue moon during 2021 as no months had 2 full moons.

2021 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2021 dates for the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 2021 at 5:37 AM EDT or 9:37 AM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 2021 at 11:32 PM EDT or June 21, 2021 at 3:32 AM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2021 at 3:21 PM EDT or 7:21 PM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2021 at 10:59 AM EST at 3:59 PM UTC

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2021 was on Sunday March 28, 2021. It was the full moon in March, also called the Full Worm Moon.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 2021 was on Thursday June 24, 2021. It was the full moon in June, also called the Full Strawberry Moon.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2021 was on Wednesday October 20, 2021. It was the full moon in October, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon. It was almost a month after the Autumn Equinox because the September full moon was two days before the Equinox.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 2021 was on Monday January 17, 2022. It was the first full moon in 2022, also called the Full Wolf Moon. It was a couple of weeks after the Winter Solstice because the full moon in December was a few days prior to the solstice.

New Moons and Full Moons in 2021

The new moons and full moons in 2021 were on

MoonU.S. Eastern Date & TimeNameSignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 13, 2021 12:00 AM ESTNew Wolf MoonCapricornWinter
January Full MoonJanuary 28, 2021 2:16 PM ESTFull Wolf MoonLeoWinter
February New MoonFebruary 11, 2021 2:06 PM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
February Full MoonFebruary 27, 2021 3:17 AM ESTFull Snow MoonVirgoWinter
March New MoonMarch 13, 2021 5:21 AM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March Full MoonMarch 28, 2021 2:48 PM EDTSuper Worm MoonLibraSpring
April New MoonApril 11, 2021 10:31 PM EDTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April Full MoonApril 26, 2021 11:31 PM EDTSuper Pink MoonScorpioSpring
May New MoonMay 11, 2021 3:00 PM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
May Full MoonMay 26, 2021 7:14 AM EDTSuper Flower Blood MoonSagittariusSpring
June New MoonJune 10, 2021 6:53 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
June Full MoonJune 24, 2021 2:40 PM EDTSuper Strawberry MoonCapricornSummer
July New MoonJuly 9, 2021 9:16 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July Full MoonJuly 23, 2021 10:37 PM EDTFull Buck MoonAquariusSummer
August New MoonAugust 8, 2021 9:50 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
August Full MoonAugust 22, 2021 8:02 AM EDTFull Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
September New MoonSeptember 6, 2021 8:52 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
September Full MoonSeptember 20, 2021 7:55 PM EDTFull Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
October New MoonOctober 6, 2021 7:05 AM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
October Full MoonOctober 20, 2021 10:57 AM EDTFull Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
November New MoonNovember 4, 2021 5:15 PM EDTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
November Full MoonNovember 19, 2021 3:58 AM ESTFull Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
December New MoonDecember 4, 2021 2:43 AM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December Full MoonDecember 18, 2021 11:36 PM ESTFull Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

2021 Moon Phases in U.S. Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 2021 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the 2021 Moon Phases
Lunar PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
January Last QuarterJanuary 6, 2021 4:37 AM ESTJanuary 6, 2021 9:37 AM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 13, 2021 12:00 AM ESTJanuary 13, 2021 5:00 AM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 20, 2021 4:02 PM ESTJanuary 20, 2021 9:02 PM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 28, 2021 2:16 PM ESTJanuary 28, 2021 7:16 PM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 4, 2021 12:37 PM ESTFebruary 4, 2021 5:37 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 11, 2021 2:06 PM ESTFebruary 11, 2021 7:06 PM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 19, 2021 1:47 PM ESTFebruary 19, 2021 6:47 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 27, 2021 3:17 AM ESTFebruary 27, 2021 8:17 AM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 5, 2021 8:30 PM ESTMarch 6, 2021 1:30 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 13, 2021 5:21 AM ESTMarch 13, 2021 10:21 AM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 21, 2021 10:40 AM EDTMarch 21, 2021 2:40 PM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 28, 2021 2:48 PM EDTMarch 28, 2021 6:48 PM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 4, 2021 6:02 AM EDTApril 4, 2021 10:02 AM UTC
April New MoonApril 11, 2021 10:31 PM EDTApril 12, 2021 2:31 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 20, 2021 2:59 AM EDTApril 20, 2021 6:59 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 26, 2021 11:31 PM EDTApril 27, 2021 3:31 AM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 3, 2021 3:50 PM EDTMay 3, 2021 7:50 PM UTC
May New MoonMay 11, 2021 3:00 PM EDTMay 11, 2021 7:00 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 19, 2021 3:13 PM EDTMay 19, 2021 7:13 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 26, 2021 7:14 AM EDTMay 26, 2021 11:14 PM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 2, 2021 3:24 AM EDTJune 2, 2021 7:24 AM UTC
June New MoonJune 10, 2021 6:53 AM EDTJune 10, 2021 10:53 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 17, 2021 11:54 PM EDTJune 18, 2021 3:54 AM UTC
June Full MoonJune 24, 2021 2:40 PM EDTJune 24, 2021 6:40 PM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 1, 2021 5:11 PM EDTJuly 1, 2021 9:11 PM UTC
July New MoonJuly 9, 2021 9:16 PM EDTJuly 10, 2021 1:16 AM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 17, 2021 6:11 AM EDTJuly 17, 2021 10:11 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 23, 2021 10:37 PM EDTJuly 24, 2021 2:37 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 31, 2021 9:16 AM EDTJuly 31, 2021 1:16 PM UTC
August New MoonAugust 8, 2021 9:50 AM EDTAugust 8, 2021 1:50 PM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDTAugust 15, 2021 3:20 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 22, 2021 8:02 AM EDTAugust 22, 2021 12:02 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 30, 2021 3:13 AM EDTAugust 30, 2021 7:13 AM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 6, 2021 8:52 PM EDTSeptember 7, 2021 12:52 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 13, 2021 4:39 PM EDTSeptember 13, 2021 8:39 PM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 20, 2021 7:55 PM EDT September 20, 2021 11:55 PM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 28, 2021 9:57 PM EDTSeptember 29, 2021 1:57 AM UTC
October New MoonOctober 6, 2021 7:05 AM EDTOctober 6, 2021 11:05 AM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 12, 2021 11:25 PM EDTOctober 13, 2021 3:25 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 20, 2021 10:57 AM EDTOctober 20, 2021 2:57 PM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 28, 2021 4:05 PM EDTOctober 28, 2021 8:05 PM UTC
November New MoonNovember 4, 2021 4:15 PM EDTNovember 4, 2021 9:15 PM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 11, 2021 7:46 AM ESTNovember 11, 2021 12:46 PM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 19, 2021 3:58 AM ESTNovember 19, 2021 8:58 AM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 27, 2021 7:28 AM ESTNovember 27, 2021 12:28 PM UTC
December New MoonDecember 4, 2021 2:43 AM ESTDecember 4, 2021 7:43 AM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 10, 2021 8:36 PM ESTDecember 11, 2021 1:36 AM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 18, 2021 11:36 PM ESTDecember 19, 2021 4:36 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 26, 2021 9:24 PM ESTDecember 27, 2021 2:24 AM UTC

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.

A new moon is the first lunar phase, which occurs on average about once a month or 29.53 days. The moon itself is not visible, though you may be able to “see” it because it blocks the visibility of the stars behind it.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, allowing the moon to appear illuminated entirely. It happens about once a month, or 29.53 days on average.

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon, and the last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

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The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time adjusted for Daylight Saving Time for part of the year in the United States (USA). Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.