Published by compdiskinc on August 30, 2017

2017 Full Moon Calendar

2017 Full Moon Calendar

The moon shows its entire face to Earth once a month. Well, something like that.

In fact, the same side of the Moon always faces the planet, but part of it is in the shade. And, in fact, most of the time, the “full moon” is never completely satisfied. It is only when the Moon, Earth and sun are perfectly aligned. The moon is 100% complete, and this alignment produces a lunar eclipse. And sometimes – once in a blue moon – the moon is full twice a month (four times per season, depending on the definition is preferred). [Luna: 10 amazing facts]

The next full moon is the full moon of strawberries in June and will be the peak of Friday, June 9th. For casual observers, the moon will still appear full the day before and after the peak. The full moon of June will be the largest full moon of the year 2017, sometimes called “minimoon”, but the difference with the casual Stargazer can be difficult to detect. You can see our complete guide to the June full moon here in June 2017 Full moon: how to see the Strawberry Minimoon

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Many cultures have given different names to each recurring full moon. The names have been applied to the entire month in which each occurred. Farmer Almanac lists several commonly used in the United States names. The almanac says there have been some changes in the names of the moon, but in general, it is used in the Algonquin tribes of New England to the west to the upper lake. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names.

Then full moons will be produced in 2017, according to NASA:

Other Native Americans had different names. In the book “Today in the History of North America of India” (Da Capo Press, 2002) author Phil Konstantin lists more than 50 indigenous peoples and their names for full moons. They are also listed on their website,

The amateur astronomer Keith Cooley is a brief list of names of other polka dots, including Chinese and Celtic, on his website. For example:

Name of the Chinese moon

Name of the month name of the month
Moon January Vacation of July Hungry Ghost Moon
Harvest Moon August Moon Flowering February
Moon March Sleepy September Moon Chrysanthemum
April Peony moon favor October moon
May Dragon White Moon November Moon
June The Lotus Moon December Moon Bitter
Names of the full moon often correspond to seasonal markers, so a harvest moon occurs at the end of the growing season in September, and the cold moon is held in a cool December. At least, that’s how it works in the northern hemisphere.

In the southern hemisphere, where the seasons of the year are connected, the harvest moon comes in March and the cold moon is in June. According to, these are common names for full moons south of the equator.
The moon is a sphere that moves once in the earth every 27.3 days. It is also about 27 days for the moon to spin on its axis. The moon always shows the same face; There is not a single “dark side” of the moon. Little by little, as the moon revolves around the Earth, which is illuminated by the variation of the angles by the sun – what we see when we look at the moon reflects the light of the sun. On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, which means that it sometimes rises during the day and at other times during the night hours.

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