Mark your calendars for the July 2024 Full Moon. The July full moon in 2024 will be on Sunday July 21, 2024 6:17 AM EDT or 10:17 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the seventh full moon on the schedule for 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 July 2024 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts.
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.
What is the name of the July 2024 Full Moon?
One name for the July 2024 Full Moon is the Full Buck Moon. It’s not likely a name you would have immediately guessed. The Full Buck Moon takes its name from the time of year when antlers start to appear on male deer (bucks).
Other nicknames for July’s Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.
Which season includes the July Full Moon?
In 2024, the July Full Moon will be the second full moon of the Summer 2024 season. It will be the second full moon after the 2024 Summer Solstice.
The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of astronomical summer and the end of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2024, the Summer Solstice will be Thursday June 20, 2024 4:51 PM EDT or 8:51 PM UTC.
Depending on the year, the Full Buck Moon could occur either be the first or second Full Moon of Summer, depending on if the June Full Moon happens before or after the Summer Solstice. For 2024, the June 21st full moon will be the second summer full moon.
When is the new moon for the 2024 Full Buck Moon?
The lunar cycle for the July Full Moon will begin with its new moon in July 2024. The New Buck Moon will be on Friday July 5, 2024 6:57 PM EDT or 10:57 PM UTC, and will be in the new moon in Cancer.
Depending on the year the new and full Buck Moons may occur in different seasons, and in different months. For 2024 the new and full moons will be in the same season and the same month
Future July Full Moons
Wondering when in the future the full moons will occur in July beyond July 2024 full moon? Here’s a list through 2029.
|Year||Day of the week||Future July Full Moons|
|2023||Monday||July 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDT|
|2024||Sunday||July 21, 2024 6:17 AM EDT|
|2025||Thursday||July 10, 2025 4:37 PM EDT|
|2026||Wednesday||July 29, 2026 10:36 AM EDT|
|2027||Sunday||July 18, 2027 11:45 AM EDT|
|2028||Thursday||July 6, 2028 2:11 PM EDT|
|2029||Wednesday||July 25, 2029 9:36 AM EDT|
Past July Full Moons
And what about in past? Here is when the full moon occurred in the past Julys.
|Year||Day of the week||Past July Full Moons|
|2022||Wednesday||July 13, 2022 2:37 PM EDT|
|2021||Friday||July 23, 2021 10:37 PM EDT|
|2020||Sunday||July 5, 2020 12:44 AM EDT|
|2019||Tuesday||July 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT|
|2018||Friday||July 27, 2018 4:21 PM EDT|
|2017||Sunday||July 9, 2017 12:07 AM EDT|
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions about the July Full Moons? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.
When was the July 2022 full moon?
The July 2022 Full Moon was on Wednesday July 13, 2022 2:37 PM EDT or 5:37 PM UTC. This was the first full moon of the Summer 2022 season as the June 2022 full moon occurred before the Summer Solstice.
When was the July 2021 full moon?
The July 2021 Full Moon was on Friday July 23, 2021 10:37 PM EDT or July 24, 2021 2:37 AM UTC. This was the second full moon of the Summer 2021 season as the June 2021 full moon occurred after the Summer Solstice.
When was the July 2020 full moon?
The July 2020 Full Moon was on Sunday July 5, 2020 12:44 AM EDT or 4:44 AM UTC. It was the first full moon of the Summer 2020 season because the June 2020 full moon occurred before the Summer Solstice in 2020.
And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these additional full moon calendars.
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