January 2025 Full Moon, the Full Wolf Moon

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Mark your calendars for the January 2025 Full Moon, the first full moon of 2025. The January full moon will be on Monday January 13, 2025 at 5:27 PM EST or 10:27 PM UTC.

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 the moon for the Full Moon January 2025 date, the Full Wolf Moon

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.

When is the full moon in January 2025?

The full moon in January 2025 will be on Monday January 13, 2025 at 5:27 PM EST or 10:27 PM UTC. The January 13th full moon will be the first full moon of 2025 and the full moon in Cancer. The next full moon in 2025 will be the February Full Moon.

What is the name of the January 2025 Full Moon?

The January 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 2025, the January Full Moon will be the first full moon of Winter 2024-2025. It will be the first full moon after the 2024 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 2024, the Winter Solstice will be on Saturday December 21, 2024 at 4:20 AM EST or 9:20 AM UTC.

Depending on how the moons aligns with the calendar, the January full moon may be the first or second full moon of the season. For 2025 the full moon in January will be the first Winter full moon.

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 2025. There will be two lunar eclipses in 2025 with a Total Lunar Eclipse in March and September.

Will the January Full Moon be a full supermoon?

No, the full moon in January 2025 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 2025 full supermoons will be later in the year during the November and December 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 will have a larger-than-usual appearance. There isn’t an official definition on the exact distance the moon needs to be to be called a supermoon. It’s approximately 360,000 kilometers or closer depending on the definition.

Is the January Full Moon a blue moon?

No the January 13 full moon will not be a blue moon, nor will there be a blue moon in 2025.

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 2025. 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 2025 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 Monday December 30, 2024 at 5:27 PM EST or 11:27 PM UTC and will be in the new moon in Capricorn. It was also a black moon as the second new moon a month.

The New Wolf Moon and Full Wolf Moon will be in different months while in the same season. In other years the schedule may align differently.

The new moon in January 2025 will be the new moon for the February Full Moon.

January 2025 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for January 2025 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 PhaseU. S. Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
January First QuarterJanuary 6, 2025 6:56 PM ESTJanuary 6, 2025 11:56 PM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 13, 2025 5:27 PM ESTJanuary 13, 2025 10:27 PM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 21, 2025 3:31 PM ESTJanuary 21, 2025 8:31 PM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 29, 2025 7:36 AM ESTJanuary 29, 2025 12:36 PM UTC

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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