Mark your calendars for the January 2024 Full Moon. The January full moon will be on Thursday January 25, 2024 at 12:54 PM EST or 5:54 PM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the first full moon of 2024.
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 2024 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts about it.
The dates and times provided by NASA in the 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 you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.
When is the full moon in January 2024?
The full moon in January 2024 will be on Thursday January 25, 2024 at 12:54 PM EST or 5:54 PM UTC. The January 25th full moon will be the first full moon of 2024 and the full moon in Leo. The next full moon in 2024 will be the February Full Moon.
What is the January Full Moon named?
The January 2024 full moon is commonly referred to as the Full Wolf Moon, named for wolves howling at the moon.
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.
Which season includes the January Full Moon?
In 2024, the January Full Moon will be the second full moon of the Winter 2023-2024 season. It will be the second full moon after the 2023 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 2023, the Winter Solstice will be Thursday December 21, 2023 at 10:28 PM EST or December 22, 2023 3:28 AM UTC.
Will there be a lunar eclipse during the January Full Moon?
No there will not be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in January 2024. There will be two lunar eclipses during the year, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in March and a Partial Lunar Eclipse in September.
Will the January Full Moon be a full supermoon?
No, the full moon in January 2024 will not be a full supermoon as it will be more than 360,000 kilometers away from the earth during the peak of the full moon. The 2024 full supermoons will be later in the year during the September and October Full moons.
A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest point 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 must be to the Earth to be considered a supermoon. Depending on the version you use, the moon needs to be approximately 360,000 kilometers from the Earth or closer.
Is the January Full Moon a blue moon?
No the January 25th full moon will not be a blue moon. There will be a seasonal blue moon during the August full moon in 2024.
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.
In some years January has two full moons, making the second a blue moon but not for 2024. The January Full Moon will never be a seasonal blue moon because it is always either the first or second full moon of the winter season.
When is the new moon for the 2024 Full Wolf Moon?
The lunar cycle for the January Full Moon will begin with its new moon in 2024. The New Wolf Moon will be on Thursday January 11, 2024 at 6:57 AM EST or 11:57 AM UTC and will be in the new moon in Capricorn.
The January new moon and the full moon will both be in the same month and same season in 2024. In other years the schedule may align differently.
January 2024 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC
Below are the lunar phases for January 2024 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that are 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 Phase||Eastern Date & Time (US)||UTC Date & Time|
|January Last Quarter||January 3, 2024 10:30 PM EST||January 4, 2024 3:30 AM UTC|
|January New Moon||January 11, 2024 6:57 AM EST||January 11, 2024 11:57 AM UTC|
|January First Quarter||January 17, 2024 10:53 PM EST||January 18, 2024 3:53 AM UTC|
|January Full Moon||January 25, 2024 12:54 PM EST||January 25, 2024 5:54 PM UTC|
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions about the January Full Moon from 2024? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you look at the future full moon.
In 2024 there will be one full moon in January. The January Full Moon will be on Thursday January 25, 2024 at 12:54 PM EST or 5:54 PM UTC. There are other years with 2 full moons, and a blue moon, but not for 2024.
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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