Full Wolf Moon

During January the wolves were believed to howl more often than other parts of the year. That is why the Full Moon of this winter month was called traditionally Full Wolf Moon. Other names of January Full Moon: Hunger Moon, Frost Moon, Snow Moon, Severe Moon.


Full Moon on 28th January 2021 in Dubai, UAE.


Full Moon rising above Dubai suburbs on 29th January 2021.


See also:

Full Moons in 2020: January Full Moon | February Full Moon in the clouds | March Worm Supermoon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon |   June Strawberry Moon and penumbral eclipse | July Buck Moon | August Sturgeon Moon | September Corn Moon | October Harvest Moon | Once in a Blue MoonFull Beaver Moon

Full Moons in 2019: Full Beaver Moon


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Full Beaver Moon

Full Moon on 30th November 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

During November beavers prepare for winter and build the dams – hence one of the names of the Full Moon this month: Full Beaver Moon. Other names: Full Frost Moon, Full Mourning Moon.


Full Beaver Moon in Dubai, UAE


Full Beaver Moon in Dubai, UAE

See also:

Supermoons in 2020: March Worm Supermoon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon

Full Moons in 2020: January Full Moon | February Full Moon in the clouds | June Strawberry Moon and penumbral eclipse | July Buck Moon | August Sturgeon Moon | September Corn Moon | October Harvest Moon | Once in a Blue Moon


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Once in a Blue Moon

The second Full Moon of the month – Blue Moon (not necessarily blue in color) – shined in the sky on October 31. The simplified definiton of “Blue Moon” says that it is the second Full Moon in one month and the expression “once in a blue moon” means that something happens very rare, almost never.

The first Full Moon in October was on the first day of the month: October Harvest Moon.

That rare Full Moon earned the color blue in its name probably after the 1883 Krakatoa volcano eruption in Indonesia, when the dust haze caused the visual effect of green sunrises and sunsets and a blue Moon.

The coincidence of Full Moon and Halloween is quite rare – it occurs 3-4 times per century (the next ones will be in 2039, 2058, 2077 and in 2096).

During Full Blue Moon and later in November Mars still shines bright in the sky.

More about Halloween Blue Moon (Star Walk News)

In the photos below: Blue Moon rising in Dubai, UAE.


Blue Moon rising – Dubai, UAE


Blue Moon – Dubai, UAE

Ella Fitzgerald – “Blue Moon”


See also:

Supermoons in 2020: March Worm Supermoon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon

Full Moons in 2020: January Full Moon | February Full Moon in the clouds | June Strawberry Moon and penumbral eclipse | July Buck Moon  | August Sturgeon Moon | September Corn Moon | October Harvest Moon

Mars: Mars is bright tonight


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October Harvest Moon

The Full Harvest Moon on 1st October 2020 – one of the two full moons this month, the first Full Moon this year during astronomical autumn. It is called the Harvest Moon beacuse of its light being useful in harvesting the crops in the evening.

This year Harvest Moon is also a Micromoon (it appears smaller than usual) since it is in apogee – in the point in its orbit farthest from Earth.

On 3rd October (at 03:25 GMT) the conjunction (meeting) of the Moon and Mars could be observed.


Harvest Moon rising – Dubai, UAE

Harvest Moon – Dubai, UAE
Harvest Moon going to meet Mars (far left) – Dubai, UAE

Neil Young – Harvest Moon


See also:

Supermoons in 2020: March Worm Supermoon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon

Full Moons in 2020: January Full Moon | February Full Moon in the clouds | June Strawberry Moon and penumbral eclipse | July Buck Moon  | August Sturgeon Moon | September Corn Moon


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