The July 2021 full moon was Friday, July 23, 2021 22:37 EST or Saturday, July 24, 2021 03:37 UTC based on the data provided by NASA.
Mark your calendars for next year! The next July 2022 full moon will be on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 14:37 EST or 19:37 UTC.
And the next full moon will be coming up in August.
The Name for the July Full Moon
The July full moon is commonly referred to as the Buck Moon.
Dates for the Full Moons in July for 2021 through 2024
Wondering when in the future the full moons will occur in July beyond July 2021 full moon? Here’s a list through 2024.
Full moons can coincide with a lunar eclipse: total, partial, or penumbral. Looking at the next four years, none of the full moons will line up with an eclipse.
Most recently, the July 2020 Full moon peak occurred with a penumbral lunar eclipse.
The dates and times are provided by NASA in Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) for part of the year. Also below is the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) time. This was previously referred to at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
|Year||Day of the week||Future July Full Moons||UTC Time|
|2021||Friday||July 23, 2021 22:37 EST||03:37 UTC|
|2022||Wednesday||July 13, 2022 14:37 EST||19:37 UTC|
|2023||Monday||July 3, 2023 07:39 EST||11:39 UTC|
|2024||Sunday||July 21, 2024 06:17 EST||11:17 UTC|
Past July Full Moons
And what about in past? Here is when the full moon occurred in the past Julys.
For these two years, the interesting thing to note is that the July 2018 Full Moon coincided with a Total Lunar Eclipse.
|Year||Day of the week||Past July Full Moons||UTC Time|
|2020||Sunday||July 5, 2020 00:44 EST||05:44 UTC|
|2019||Tuesday||July 16, 2019 17:38 EST||21:38 UTC|
|2018||Friday||July 27, 2018 16:21 EST||21:21 UTC|
|2017||Sunday||July 9, 2017 00:07 EST||05:07 UTC|
July Blue Moons
The next July Blue Moon won’t be until the July 2034 full moon as there will be two full moons that month.
A blue moon is when 2 full moons are in the same calendar month. Months with 31 days, such as July make it easier to have a blue moon because a full moon occurs about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.
The seasonal blue moon is a second definition for blue moons in which 4 full moons occur in a season. The third full moon of the season is called the seasonal blue moon in the seasons which have 4 full moons. The July full moon will always be either the first or second full moon of the summer season so it will never be a seasonal blue moon.
It’s also possible depending on the time zone that the blue moon month could shift. For the purpose of this website, the blue moons will be defined based on Eastern (United States) time.
Future Full Moon Calendars
And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these additional full moon calendars.