The Moon Garden
Page 1: Moon Names, Dates, Lore
Here's a Wiki for "all things moon." Facts & Fantasies, Poems & Predictions, are welcome. QQ moonfully requests that that any editing you do on another's submission be directed ONLY toward correcting grammar or spelling. Oh, and no obscenity, please.
Full Moon Days 2007
••• January 3 ••• February 2 ••• March 3 ••• April 2 ••• May 2 & 31*
••• June 30 ••• July 29 ••• August 28 ••• September 26
••• October 26 ••• November 24 ••• December 23 •••
* The 2nd of two full moons that occurs in the same month is called a "Blue Moon." May 31, 2007 will have one of these, a Blue Moon
Blue Moon Dates 2007~2015
There are three definitions for a Blue Moon
The 1st, and most widely held, is the Blue Moon already mentioned above, "the 2nd of two full moons that occur in one month."
The 2nd, is the 4th full moon in a Season.
The 3rd, is 2 full moons that appear in the same sign of the Zodiac. The next of this type will occur in January 2018 and January 2047.
Some Traditional, Colloquial Full Moon Names
JANUARY: Wolf Moon, Old Moon
FEBRUARY: Snow Moon, Hunger Moon
MARCH: Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sugar Moon, Sap Moon
APRIL: Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon
MAY: Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon
JUNE: Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Hot Moon, Honey Moon
JULY: Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
AUGUST: Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Green Corn Moon
SEPTEMBER: Harvest Moon*, Corn Moon, Barley Moon
OCTOBER: Hunter's Moon, Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon
NOVEMBER: Beaver Moon, Frost Moon
DECEMBER: Long Nights Moon, Cold Moon
*The "Harvest Moon" is always the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. If the Harvest Moon occurs in October, the September full moon is usually called the Corn Moon.
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