Mark your calendars for the Full Wolf Moon 2021, the full moon that occurs every year in January.
Why the January Full Moon is called the Full Wolf Moon
Nature generally inspires the names of the full moons. The January full moon is referred to as the Full Wolf Moon, named for wolves howling at the moon.
Also to note, the January Full Moon has a few other names including: the Old Moon, Ice Moon, Moon After Yule, and Full Snow Moon. You may notice the February Full Moon is referred to as the Full Snow Moon. Sometimes the names overlap depending on the source.
When is the Full Wolf Moon in 2021?
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Full Moon. The 2021 Full Wolf Moon will be on Thursday, January 28, 2021 14:16 EST based on the data provided by NASA.
The full moon that follows will be the Full Snow Moon in February.
Related: Full Moon Calendar for 2021
Future January Full Moons for 2022 to 2025
Here is a list of the next four Full Wolf Moons for 2022 to 2025.
|Year||Day of the week||Future January Moons|
|2022||Monday||January 17, 2022 18:48 EST|
|2023||Friday||January 6, 2023 18:08 EST|
|2024||Thursday||January 25, 2024 12:54 EST|
|2025||Monday||January 13, 2025 17:27 EST|
Past January Full Moons 2015 to 2020
And here is a list of the January full moons that occurred from 2015 to 2020.
January has 31 days which means two full moons can happen in the month. When the dates align just enough, the month’s regular full moon is accompanied by a blue moon.
In the recent past, the 2018 Full Wolf Moon started off the year on January 1st. As a result, January 2018 also ended with a second full moon or the January 2018 blue moon.
Depending on where you are located sometimes a blue moon will occur in one timezone but not in another.
|Year||Day of the week||Past January Moons|
|2015||Sunday||January 4, 2015 23:53 EST|
|2016||Saturday||January 23, 2016 20:46 EST|
|2017||Thursday||January 12, 2017 06:34 EST|
|2018||Monday||January 1, 2018 21:24 EST|
|2018||Wednesday||January 31, 2018 08:27 EST (blue)|
|2019||Monday||January 21, 2019 00:16 EST|
|2020||Friday||January 10, 2020 14:21 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.
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