Observing the Full Moon is a great social distancing activity no matter where you live. Whether you watch from indoors through a window, from an open field or back porch or roof top. Observing the full moon is a magical, soul-connecting experience. It can be visualized as gray and patchy, a bright orb of light, tinted with color or shadowed with clouds. The moon's crust is made of ancient, solidified lava flows and white minerals called anorthite.
You can watch with the naked eye, binoculars, monoculars, a telescope, or a camera lens. With moon photography (blog entry link coming soon) , tracking the phases can be quite fun, and lunar topography can cast shadows making contrasting values and textures easier to see. Each month the Moon has its own nomenclature and each Moon has its own name according to common repositories or Indigenous tribes.
Dates, Nicknames, and times feature below. Monthly Guided Meditation Links are added to every month: CLICK HERE
DECEMBER 29, 2020: COLD MOON, OAK MOON, MOON BEFORE YULE, LONG NIGHT MOON | 10:30 P.M. EST
*ALSO WINTER SOLSTICE, DECEMBER 21, 2020 | 5:02 A.M.
JANUARY, 28, 2021: WOLF MOON, ICE MOON, MOON AFTER YULE, NEW YEAR MOON, REST AND CLEANSING MOON | 2:16 P.M. EST
FEBRUARY 27, 2021: SNOW MOON, STORM MOON, HUNGER MOON | 3:17 A.M. EST
MARCH 28, 2021: WORM MOON, CROW MOON, CRUST MOON, SAP MOON, SUGAR MOON, LENTEN MOON | 2:48 P.M. EST
*ALSO SPRING EQUINOX, MARCH 20, 2021 | 5:37 A.M EST
APRIL 26, 2021: PINK MOON, SPROUTING GRASS MOON, EGG MOON, FISH MOON | 11:31 P.M. EST
*ALSO A SUPERMOON*
MAY 26, 2021: FLOWER MOON, CORN PLANTING MOON, MILK MOON | 7:14 A.M. EST
JUNE 24, 2021: STRAWBERRY MOON, MEAD MOON, HONEY MOON | 2:40 P.M. EST
*ALSO SUMMER SOLSTICE, JUNE 20, 2021 | 11:32 P.M. EST
JULY 23, 2021: BUCK MOON, THUNDER MOON, HAY MOON, MEAD MOON, ROSE MOON | 10:37 P.M. EST
AUGUST 22, 2021: STURGEON MOON, GREEN CORN MOON | 8:02 P.M. EST
*ALSO A BLUE MOON
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021: HARVEST MOON, CORN MOON, FRUIT MOON, BARLEY MOON, HUNGRY GHOST MOON | 7:55 P.M. EST
*ALSO FALL EQUINOX SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 | 3:21 P.M.
OCTOBER 20, 2021: BLOOD MOON, TRAVEL MOON, DYING GRASS MOON, HUNTER'S MOON, HARVEST MOON, SANGUINE MOON | 10:57 A.M. EST
NOVEMBER 19, 2021: FROST MOON, FROSTY MOON, BEAVER MOON, SNOW MOON | 3:58 A.M. EST
*ALSO PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, 3 1/2 HOURS LONG | 4:04 A.M. EST
DECEMBER 18, 2021: COLD MOON, OAK MOON, MOON BEFORE YULE, LONG NIGHT MOON | 11:36 P.M. EST
*ALSO WINTER SOLSTICE, DECEMBER 21, 2021 | 10:59 A.M. EST