The current moon phase for today is the Waning Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon is 18.13 days old and 92% illuminated with a tilt of -27.082°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 372,913.58 km and the moon sign is Scorpio. The Moon phase for today is a Waning Gibbous phase.
The next full moon will occur on Friday, March 18 at 3:17 am. (0717 GMT), but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer. The March full moon is also known as the Full Worm Moon. The full moon shows its face to Earth about once a month.
Full Moon calendar 2022
|Full Moon date and time||Full Moon name|
|17January (11.48pm)||Wolf Moon|
|16 February (4.56pm)||Snow Moon|
|18 March (7.18am)||Worm Moon|
|16 April (7.55pm)||Pink Moon|
Bottom line: Modern folklore has defined two different kinds of Blue Moons. The last Blue Moon – second full moon of a calendar month – came on October 31, 2020. The other sort of Blue Moon – third of four full moons in a single season, with a season being between a solstice and equinox – will come on August 22, 2021.
Orange color due to thickness of Earth's atmosphere near horizon. The orange color of a moon near the horizon is a true physical effect. It stems from the fact that – when you look toward the horizon – you're looking through a greater thickness of Earth's atmosphere than when you gaze up and overhead.
Wolf Moon 2022 today: Earth, Moon and Sun in celestial play-All you need to know. The Moon will remain brightest for about three days, i.e, from the evening of January 16 to the morning of Jan 19, 2022. The first Full Moon, also referred to as the "Wolf Moon" of the year 2022 is set for Tuesday, January 18 in India.
What is a Pink Moon? The full moon in April has been coined the "Pink Moon" since it falls during the time of year when the moss pink wildflower blooms in North America, modern mystic and author of Astrology SOS Imani Quinn, tells mbg.
Purple moon is the special name given to the second full moon of April. Generally, second full moon in a month is called the. blue moon. . The full moon occurring in April is called the Pink Moon, along with an array of different names.
May full moon 2021: How to see the 'Super Flower Blood Moon' lunar eclipse. May's full moon, known as the Flower Moon, will be a "supermoon" as the lunar phase coincides with our satellite's closest approach to Earth.
The June full moon is often called the strawberry moon, named by Native American tribes for the strawberries harvested in parts of North America during this time of year, according to the Farmer's Almanac.
The Native American names for the full moon in December — as reported in the Farmer's Almanac — are the Cold Moon or the Long Night Moon. The Cold Moon gets its name because December is the month when it really starts to get cold, although our coldest average temperatures are in January.
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The most recent full supermoon occurred on June 24, 2021, and the next one will be on May 16, 2022. The supermoon of November 14, 2016 was the closest full occurrence since January 26, 1948 and will not be surpassed until November 25, 2034. The closest full supermoon of the 21st century will occur on December 6, 2052.
The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises tonight (June 24), marking the last supermoon of the year. June's full moon arrives Thursday (June 24) at 2:40 p.m. EDT (1940 GMT).
Sara explains, 'During a supermoon, the Moon is at a stage where it is closest to Earth. This will typically last for two to five full Moons, so that's why there are multiple supermoons in a row. After that, the Moon goes into the more distant part of its orbit. '
April's pink supermoon will mean the moon is at its closest point to Earth in orbit, appearing big and bright in the night sky. According to NASA, the April pink moon got its name after the herb pink moss, a flower that appears in the US when Spring has sprung.
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If you've ever seen an orange Moon high in the sky, the atmosphere is still the reason it's orange. In certain areas, the atmosphere can be filled with air pollution, dust, and even smoke from wildfires. These particles scatter light in the same way described above, leading to an orange or red Moon high in the sky.
The "blue moon" reference is applied to the third full moon in a season with four full moons, thus correcting the timing of the last month of a season that would have otherwise been expected too early. This happens every two to three years (seven times in the Metonic cycle of 19 years).
Here are some rare moons to keep an eye out for over the coming months and years.
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total lunar eclipse
A "blood moon" happens when Earth's moon is in a total lunar eclipse. While it has no special astronomical significance, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whiteish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown.
“During a total lunar eclipse, when the moon is in the Earth's shadow, the only light reaching the moon passes through the Earth's atmosphere. That produces a red tinge, or a deeper red colour after big dirty volcanic eruptions.”