January 2014 Full Moon: The Full Wolf Moon

Want to look back at the January 2014 Full Moon? The January full moon was on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM EST or 4:52 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It was the first full moon of 2014.

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 January 2014 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts about it.

Photo of the moon for the Full Moon January 2014 date, the Full Wolf Moon and full moon in Cancer

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 was the full moon in January 2014?

The full moon in January 2014 was on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM EST or 4:52 AM UTC. The January 15th full moon was the first full moon of 2014 and the full moon in Cancer. The next full moon in 2014 after January was in February.

What was the name of the Full Moon in January 2014?

One common nickname for the full moon in January 2014 was the Full Wolf Moon, named for wolves howling at the moon during that time of year.

It’s also been referred to as the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon. Sometimes full moon names overlap and the Snow Moon name is commonly used to refer to the February full moon. For North America these are a few common examples of full moon names. Depending your location, the nicknames may change.

Which season included the January Full Moon?

In 2014, the January Full Moon was the first full moon of the Winter 2013-2014 season. It was the first full moon after the 2013 Winter Solstice.

The Winter Solstice marks the first day of winter and is the shortest day of the year when the Earth is tilted as far away from the sun as it will be all year.

In 2013, the Winter Solstice was on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM EST or 5:11 PM UTC.

Depending on the year, the January full moon may be the first or second full moon of the winter season. In 2014 it was the first full moon of Winter.

Was there a full supermoon in January 2014?

No, the full moon in January 2014 was not a full supermoon as it was more than 360,000 kilometers away during the peak of the full moon. The year had 3 supermoons starting with the first in July.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon has a larger-than-usual appearance when you look at it. There isn’t an official definition for how close the moon needs to be to the earth to be considered a supermoon. For the purposes of this site, we’ll follow the Timeanddate.com definition using moons less than 360,000 kilometers from the Earth.

Was there a lunar eclipse during the January Full Moon?

No there was not a lunar eclipse during the full moon in January 2014. There were two lunar eclipses in 2014 during the April and October Full Moons.

When was the new moon for the 2014 Full Wolf Moon?

The lunar cycle for the January Full Moon begin with its new moon in 2014. The New Wolf Moon was on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 6:14 AM EST or 11:14 AM UTC and was the new moon in Capricorn.

The first new moon in January 2014 was the start of the moon cycle for the January Full Moon in 2014. Depending on how the calendar lines up, the new and full moon may occur in different months.

In 2014, the New and Full Wolf Moon were both in Winter and in the same month. In other years the New Wolf Moon may occur at the end Autumn for the previous year or just at the end of the previous calendar year.

There was also a second new moon in January which was the start of the lunar cycle for the February Full Moon.

January 2014 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for January 2014 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that were 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.

Lunar PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
January New MoonJanuary 1, 2014 6:14 AM ESTJanuary 1, 2014 11:14 AM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 7, 2014 10:39 PM ESTJanuary 8, 2014 3:39 AM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 15, 2014 11:52 PM ESTJanuary 15, 2014 4:52 AM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 24, 2014 12:19 AM ESTJanuary 24, 2014 5:19 AM UTC
January Black MoonJanuary 30, 2014 4:38 PM ESTJanuary 30, 2014 9:38 PM UTC

Related: Full Moon Dates for the rest of 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions about the January Full Moon from 2014? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.

How many full moons were in January 2014?

In 2014 there was one full moon in January. There are other years with 2 full moons, a blue moon, but not for 2014. And while January 2014 didn’t have a blue moon, it did have a black moon with two new moons that year.

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.

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Photo of the moon for the January 2014 Full Moon, the Full Wolf Moon