Dates for every full Moon in 2022 and their meaning

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Full moons grace our skies roughly every 29.5 days, and each has a different name.

Names like Pink Moon and Flower Moon all come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional North American tribes.

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These tribes used the moons to track the seasons and the names were passed down from generation to generation.

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Here are all the dates of the next full moons this year, their names and the best time to see them light up the sky.

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What are the full moon dates in 2022?

Here is the full calendar of full moons for 2022:

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  • January 17th
  • February 16
  • March 18th
  • April 16
  • May 16th
  • 14th June
  • July 13th
  • August 11th
  • September 10
  • 9th October
  • November 8th
  • December 8th

Flower Moon: May 16, 2022

This year’s Flower Moon will be in the sky on Monday, May 16 at 5:14 am.

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The flower moon is also called the corn planting moon and the milk moon.

There will also be a total lunar eclipse on the same day.

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NASA explains that during a total lunar eclipse, “the moon and sun are on opposite sides of the earth.”

In essence, the earth acts like a giant block, cutting off the light from the sun reaching the moon, obscuring it from view.

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Strawberry Moon: June 14, 2022

You can see the Strawberry Moon on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:51 p.m.

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This month’s full moon is also called the Mead Moon and Honey Moon – and it also coincides with a Supermoon.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is both full and particularly close to Earth in its elliptical orbit, a point known as perigee.

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Also keep an eye out for the summer solstice this month, which occurs on Tuesday, June 21st.

Buck Moon: July 13, 2022

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Named for the summer regrowth of deer and elk antlers that are shed during winter, the Buck Moon rises at 7:38 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

This month’s moon is also called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Met Moon, and Rose Moon.

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This is also a supermoon, when the moon reaches its closest point to the earth.

Disturbing Moon: August 11, 2022

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The Störmond causes a sensation on Thursday, August 11th.

The full moon will also be a super moon – the third and final of the year.

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The Supermoon peaks at 2:36 a.m. on the morning of August 12, with Supermoons appearing about 7% larger and 15% brighter than a normal Full Moon.

It is called the Sturgeon Moon because the Algonquin tribes of North America named the August full moon after the abundance of sturgeon in the rivers and lakes at that time of year.

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The sturgeon is North America’s largest freshwater fish and is said to be up to six meters long and weighs almost a ton.

The sturgeon moon is also called the green corn moon.

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Harvest Moon: September 10, 2022

Reap what you sow when the Harvest Moon rises at 10:59 am on Saturday September 10th.

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This is also called Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, Barley Moon, and Hungry Ghost Moon.

The Harvest Moon is the name given to describe either the September or October Full Moon – depending on the timing of the Autumnal Equinox.

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The full moon of the month closest to the equinox deserves the title – and in 2022, September wins the battle.

The Autumnal Equinox is Thursday, September 22nd.

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Blood Moon: October 9, 2022

The Blood Moon takes place on Sunday, October 9 at 9:55 p.m.

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The Blood Moon is also known as the Traveling Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Hunter Moon, and Blood Moon (which is a fancy way of saying “blood red”).

Frost Moon: November 8, 2022

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The Frost Moon is a good reminder for those of us in the northern hemisphere to settle down for the coming winter.

In 2022, the Frost Moon will be at its brightest on Tuesday, November 8 at 11:02 am.

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The full moon in November is also called the beaver moon and snow moon.

This year, the Frost Moon will feature another total lunar eclipse that same morning.

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Cold Moon: December 7, 2022

The last full moon will shine brightest on Wednesday, December 7th at 4:08 am.

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The last full moon of the year is also known as the Oak Moon, the Moon before Christmas and the Long Night Moon – but it does not coincide with the actual longest night of the year in 2022.

The winter solstice is Wednesday, December 21st.

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