2024 Full Moon Calendar: When are the full moons this year?

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The Full Moon 2024 Calendar starts on Thursday, January 25 with the first full moon of the year. There will be 12 full moons including a seasonal blue moon, four full supermoons, and two penumbral lunar 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 2024

The full moon calendar shows the exact times and full moon dates in 2024 for the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

When are the full moons in 2024?

In 2024 there will be 12 full moons. The names and dates of the full moons in 2024 were:

  1. January 25: Wolf Moon in Leo
  2. February 24: Snow Moon in Virgo
  3. March 25: Worm Moon in Libra
  4. April 23: Pink Moon in Scorpio
  5. May 23: Flower Moon in Sagittarius
  6. June 21: Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius
  7. July 21: Buck Moon in Capricorn
  8. August 19: Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius (Supermoon)
  9. September 17: Harvest Moon in Pisces (Supermoon)
  10. October 17: Hunter’s Moon in Aries (supermoon)
  11. November 15: Beaver Moon in Taurus (supermoon)
  12. December 15: Cold Moon in Gemini

Full Moons at a Glance

Mark your calendar for the times of each of the 2024 full moons across the United States:

Full Moon 2024Full Moon NameU.S. Eastern TimeU.S. Central TimeU.S. Mountain TimeU.S. Pacific TimeLunar Phase
January 25Wolf Moon12:54 PM11:54 AM10:54 AM9:54 AMJanuary Full Moon
February 24Snow Moon7:30 AM6:30 AM5:30 AM4:30 AMFebruary Full Moon
March 25Worm Moon3:00 AM2:00 AM1:00 AM12:00 AMMarch Full Moon
April 23Pink Moon7:49 PM6:49 PM5:49 PM4:49 PMApril Full Moon
May 23Flower Moon9:53 AM8:53 AM7:53 AM6:53 AMMay Full Moon
June 21Strawberry Moon9:08 PM8:08 PM7:08 PM6:08 PMJune Full Moon
July 21Buck Moon6:17 AM5:17 AM4:17 AM3:17 AMJuly Full Moon
August 19Sturgeon Moon2:26 PM1:26 PM12:26 PM11:26 AMAugust Full Moon
September 17Harvest Moon10:34 PM9:34 PM8:34 PM7:34 PMSeptember Full Moon
October 17Hunter’s Moon7:26 AM6:26 AM5:26 AM4:26 AMOctober Full Moon
November 15Beaver Moon4:28 PM3:28 PM2:28 PM1:28 PMNovember Full Moon
December 15Cold Moon4:02 AM3:02 AM2:02 AM1:02 AMDecember Full Moon

2024 Full Moon Calendar by Month

The the full moon calendar in 2024 includes 12 full moons, a seasonal blue moon, four supermoons, and two penumbral lunar eclipses. The four supermoons will be in August, September, October, and November. The full moon on October 17 will be the closest of the full moon.

Full moon names come from various traditions and depending on the region you’re from the nicknames will change.

January 25, 2024 – Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 2024 will be on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 12:54 PM EST. The Full Wolf Moon will be the second full moon of Winter. The January 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Leo. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 24, 2024 – Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 2024 will be on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7:30 AM EST. The Full Snow Moon will be the last full moon of Winter. The February 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Virgo. Other nicknames for the February full moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 25, 2024 – Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 2024 will be on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 3:00 AM EDT. The Full Worm Moon will be the first full moon of Spring. The March 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Libra. There will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at the same time as the full moon. Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 23, 2024 – Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 2024 will be on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:49 PM EDT. The Full Pink Moon will be the second full moon of Spring. The April 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Scorpio. Other nicknames for April’s full moon include: Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon (generally among the coastal indigenous tribes).

May 23, 2024 – Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 2024 will be on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 9:53 AM EDT. The Full Flower Moon will be the last full moon of Spring. The May 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 21, 2024 – Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 2024 will be on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 9:08 PM EDT. The Full Strawberry Moon will be the first full moon of Summer. The June 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include: Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 21, 2024 – Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 2024 will be on Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 6:17 AM EDT. The Full Buck Moon will be the second full moon of Summer. The July 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 19, 2024 – Super Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 2024 will be on Monday, August 19, 2024 at 2:26 PM EDT. The Super Sturgeon Moon will be the third full moon of Summer. The August 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Aquarius and the first of four 2024 full supermoons.

The August 19 full moon will also be a seasonal blue moon as the summer season will have four full moons. As the third full moon in the season, it is considered a seasonal blue moon.

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.

September 17, 2024 – Super Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 2024 will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 10:34 PM EDT. The Super Harvest Moon will be the last full moon of Summer. The September 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Pisces and the second of four full supermoons in 2024. There will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at the same time as the full moon.

In 2024, the September full moon will be called the Full Harvest Moon because it will be closer to the start of Autumn than October’s. In other years, the September Full Moon is also called the Full Corn Moon.

October 17, 2024 – Super Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 2024 will be on Thursday, October 17, 2024 at 7:26 AM EDT. The Super Hunter’s Moon will be the first full moon of Autumn. The October 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Aries and the third full supermoon in 2024. The October 17th full moon will be the closest full moon of 2024.

November 15, 2024 – Super Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 2024 will be on Friday, November 15, 2024 at 4:29 PM EST. The Super Beaver Moon will be the second full moon of Autumn. The November 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Taurus. The full moon on November 15th will be the last of the 2024 full supermoons. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 15, 2024 – Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 2024 will be on Sunday, December 15, 2024 at 4:02 AM EST. The Full Cold Moon will be the last full moon of Autumn. The December 2024 Full Moon will be the full moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

When is the blue moon in 2024?

In 2024, there will be a seasonal blue moon on Monday, August 19 because summer will have an extra full moon. As the third full moon of the season, the August full moon is called a seasonal blue moon.

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.

2024 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2024 dates of the equinoxes and solstices are:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring):  March 19, 2024 at 11:07 PM EDT
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 2024 at 4:51 PM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2024 at 8:44 AM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2024 at 4:20 AM EST

None of the full moons in 2024 will occur on the same date as an equinox or solstice.

Spring will start on March 19 with the Vernal Equinox and end on June 20. The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2024 will be the Worm Moon on on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Summer will begin on June 20 and end on September 22. The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 2024 will be the Strawberry Moon on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Autumn will begin on September 22 and end on December 21. The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2024 will be Hunter’s Moon on Thursday, October 17, 2024.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 2024 will not occur until 2025 on Monday, January 13, 2025. The first full moon of Winter will be called the Full Wolf Moon as the full moon in January 2025.

Full Moon 2024 Calendar with dates for each full moon during the year

New Moons and Full Moons in 2024

The new moons and full moons in 2024 will be on

MoonU.S. Eastern Date & TimeNameSignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 11, 2024 6:57 AM ESTNew Wolf MoonCapricornWinter
January Full MoonJanuary 25, 2024 12:54 PM ESTFull Wolf MoonLeoWinter
February New MoonFebruary 9, 2024 5:59 PM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
February Full MoonFebruary 24, 2024 7:30 AM ESTFull Snow MoonVirgoWinter
March New MoonMarch 10, 2024 5:00 AM EDTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March Full MoonMarch 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDTFull Worm MoonLibraSpring
April New MoonApril 8, 2024 2:21 PM EDTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April Full MoonApril 23, 2024 7:49 PM EDTFull Pink MoonScorpioSpring
May New MoonMay 7, 2024 11:22 PM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
May Full MoonMay 23, 2024 9:53 AM EDTFull Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
June New MoonJune 6, 2024 8:38 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
June Full MoonJune 21, 2024 9:08 PM EDTFull Strawberry MoonSagittariusSummer
July New MoonJuly 5, 2024 6:57 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July Full MoonJuly 21, 2024 6:17 AM EDTFull Buck MoonCapricornSummer
August New MoonAugust 4, 2024 7:13 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
August Full MoonAugust 19, 2024 2:26 PM EDTSuper Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
September New MoonSeptember 2, 2024 9:55 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
September Full MoonSeptember 17, 2024 10:34 PM EDTSuper Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
October New MoonOctober 2, 2024 2:49 PM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
October Full MoonOctober 17, 2024 7:26 AM EDTSuper Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
November New MoonNovember 1, 2024 8:47 AM EDTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
November Full MoonNovember 15, 2024 4:29 PM ESTSuper Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
December New MoonDecember 1, 2024 1:21 AM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December Full MoonDecember 15, 2024 4:02 AM ESTFull Cold MoonGeminiAutumn
December New MoonDecember 30, 2024 5:27 PM ESTNew Wolf MoonCapricornWinter

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.

Learn more about the Moon Phases in 2024 and the New Moons in 2024.

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Sources

The dates and times provided by NASA in the United States Eastern Time are for 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. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.