Full Snow Moon 2021: the February Full Moon

Mark your calendars for the Full Snow Moon 2021, the full moon that occurs in February.

Full Snow Moon 2021, the February Full Moon

Why the February Full Moon is called the Full Snow Moon

Full moon names are inspired by nature. The February full moon is referred to as the Full Snow Moon, named for snow that frequently occurs during the month.

And while the January Full Moon is usually called the Full Wolf Moon, sometimes it’s also referred to as a Full Snow Moon. The various full moon nicknames have different sources and sometimes they overlap.

When is the Full Snow Moon in 2021?

Mark your calendars for the February 2021 Full Moon. The 2021 Full Snow Moon will be on Saturday, February 27, 2021 03:17 EST based on the data provided by NASA.

Related: Full Moon Calendar for 2021

Future February Full Moons for 2022 to 2025

Here is a list of the next four February Full Moons for 2021 to 2025.

YearDay of the weekFuture February Full Moons
2022WednesdayFebruary 16, 2022 11:57 EST
2023SundayFebruary 5, 2023 13:29 EST
2024SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024 07:30 EST
2025WednesdayFebruary 12, 2025 08:53 EST

Past February Full Moons 2017 to 2020

And here is a list of the February full moons that occurred from 2017 to 2020. Or in some cases, did not occur.

February usually has 28 days, and 29 in leap years. A full moon cycle is 29.5 days. If the dates don’t align just right, February is left without a full moon. When this happens, a month without a full moon is called a Black Moon.

In the recent past, January and March 2018 both had 2 full moons each. The Full Snow Moon 2018, as a result, did not happen and was instead called a Black Moon.

Depending on where you are located sometimes the February black moon will occur in one timezone but not in another.

YearDay of the weekPast February Full Moons
2017FridayFebruary 10, 2017 19:33 EST
2018NONE! A Black Moon
2019TuesdayFebruary 19, 2019 10:53 EST
2020SundayFebruary 9, 2020 02:33 EST

Additional 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.