2022 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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Full Moon Calendar 2022 – The calendar included the exact dates and times of the full moon in 2022, four supermoons, and two lunar eclipses for the United States Eastern Time Zone.

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.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 2022

The full moon calendar shows the full moon dates in 2022 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 2022 Full Moons?

In 2022, there were 12 full moons. The names and dates of the full moons in 2022 were:

  1. January 17, 2022: Full Wolf Moon
  2. February 16, 2022: Full Snow Moon
  3. March 18, 2022: Full Worm Moon
  4. April 16, 2022: Full Pink Moon
  5. May 16, 2022: Super Flower Blood Moon
  6. June 14, 2022: Super Strawberry Moon
  7. July 13, 2022: Super Buck Moon
  8. August 11, 2022: Super Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 10, 2022: Full Harvest Moon
  10. October 9, 2022: Full Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 8, 2022: Beaver Blood Moon
  12. December 7, 2022: Full Cold Moon

Full Moon 2022 Calendar by Month

The year started with the first full moon in the middle of January. There were two total lunar eclipses, also called blood moons, and five supermoons during the year.

In 2022 there were 12 full moons with the first on Monday, January 17. The dates and full moon names of the full moons in 2022 were:

January 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in January 2022 was on Monday January 17, 2022. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of 2022. The January full moon was the first full moon of Winter 2021-2022. The January 17th full moon was the full moon in Cancer.

February 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in February 2022 was on Wednesday February 16, 2022. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of 2022. The February full moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 16th full moon was the full moon in Leo.

March 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in March 2022 was on Friday March 18, 2022. The Full Worm Moon was the third full moon of 2022. The March full moon was the last Winter 2021-2022 full moon. The March 18th full moon was the full moon in Virgo.

April 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in April 2022 was on Saturday April 16, 2022. The Full Pink Moon was the fourth full moon of 2022. The April full moon was the first Spring full moon. The April 16th full moon was the full moon in Libra.

May 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in May 2022 was on Monday May 16, 2022. It was the fifth full moon of 2022 and was the full moon in Scorpio. The May 16th full moon was the second Spring full moon.

Typically know as the Full Flower Moon, in 2022 it was called a Super Flower Blood Moon. The May 16th Full Moon was the first of four supermoons in 2022 and there was also a total lunar eclipse during the full moon in May.

June 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in June 2022 was on Tuesday June 14, 2022. It was the sixth full moon of 2022 and was full moon in Sagittarius. The June 14th full moon was the last Spring Full Moon.

Typically called the Full Strawberry Moon, in 2022 it was called the Super Strawberry Moon. The June 14th Full Moon was the second of four supermoons in 2022.

July 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in July 2022 was on Wednesday July 13, 2022. It was the seventh full moon of 2022 and was the full moon in Capricorn. The July 13th full moon was the first full moon of Summer.

Typically called the Full Buck Moon, in 2022 it was called the Super Buck Moon. The July 13th Full Moon was the third of four supermoons in 2022.

August 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in August 2022 was on Thursday August 11, 2022. It was the eighth full moon of 2022 and was the full moon in Aquarius. The August 11th was the second full moon of summer.

Typically called the Full Sturgeon Moon, in 2022 it was called the Super Sturgeon Moon. The August 11th was the last of the four supermoons in 2022.

September 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in September 2022 was on Saturday September 10, 2022. It was the ninth 2022 full moon. The June 14th full moon was the last Summer 2022 Full Moon.

As the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox in 2020, the September 10th full moon was called the Full Harvest Moon. It was also the full moon in Pisces.

October 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in October 2022 was on Sunday October 9, 2022. The Full Hunters’ Moon was the tenth full moon in 2022. The October 9th full moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 9th full moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in November 2022 was on Tuesday November 8, 2022. It was the eleventh full moon of 2022 and the full moon in Taurus. The November 8th full moon was the second full moon of Autumn.

Typically called the Full Beaver Moon, in 2022 November 8th full moon was also called the Beaver Blood. There was a total lunar eclipse during the November full moon.

December 2022 Full Moon

The full moon in December 2022 was on Wednesday December 7, 2022. The December 7th full moon was the last full moon of 2022. The Full Cold Moon was also the last full moon of Autumn 2022. The December 7th full moon was the full moon in Gemini.

What were the names of the full moons in 2022?

The full moon names for 2022 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon – January 17:
  • Full Snow Moon – February 16
  • Full Worm Moon – March 18
  • Full Pink Moon -April 16
  • Super Flower Blood Moon – May 16
  • Super Strawberry Moon – June 14
  • Super Buck Moon -July 13
  • Super Sturgeon Moon – August 11
  • Full Harvest Moon – September 10
  • Full Hunter’s Moon – October 9
  • Beaver Blood Moon – November 8
  • Full Cold Moon – December 7

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

Related: 2022 New Moons

Was there a blue moon in 2022?

No there was not a full moon in 2022 because each month had 2 full moons and each season had 3 full moons.

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 relates to having an extra full moon on the calendar 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.

The first full moon of the seasons

The 2022 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 2022 at 11:33 AM.
    The first full moon after Spring Equinox was on Saturday, April 16. It was the April full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon. The three full moons of Spring were on April 16th, May 16th, and June 14th.
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 2022 at 5:14 AM.
    The first full moon after the Summer Solstice was on Wednesday, July 13. It was the July Full Moon, also called the Super Buck Moon. The three full moons of Summer were on July 13th, August 11th, and September 10th.
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2022 at 9:04 PM
    The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox was on Sunday, October 9. It was the October Full Moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon. The three full moons of Autumn were on October 9th, November 8th, and December 7th.
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2022 at 4:48 PM.
    The first full moon after the Winter Solstice was on Friday, January 6, 2023. It was the January 2023 full moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon. The first full moon of the Winter season occurred in 2023 because the December 2022 full moon occurred before the solstice.

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.