July 2024 Calendar With Week Numbers

2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names

Full Moons wield a magnetic charm. This monthly event has been the inspiration behind myths, tales, traditions, and even farming. We’ll update this article multiple times each week with the latest moonrise, moonset, Full Moon schedule, and what you can see in the sky each week.

July  Printable Calendar With Week Numbers
July Printable Calendar With Week Numbers

The Full Moon in April 2024 is at 7:49 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 23, and is called the Pink Moon.

Here’s the complete list of Full Moons this year and their traditional names.

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July calendar -Calendar

2024 Full Moon schedule

(all times Eastern)

calendar with week numbers (US and ISO week numbers)
calendar with week numbers (US and ISO week numbers)

Jan. 25 — 12:54 p.m. — Wolf Moon Feb. 24 —7:30 a.m. — Snow Moon March 25 — 3 a.m. — Worm Moon April 23 — 7:49 p.m. — Pink Moon May 23 — 9:53 a.m. — Flower Moon June 21 — 9:08 p.m. — Strawberry Moon July 21 — 6:17 a.m. — Buck Moon Aug. 19 — 2:26 p.m. — Sturgeon Moon Sept. 17 — 10:34 p.m. — Corn Moon Oct. 17 — 7:26 a.m. — Hunter’s Moon Nov. 15 — 4:28 p.m. — Beaver Moon Dec. 15 — 4:02 a.m. — Cold Moon The phases of the Moon in April 2024

These images below show the day-by-day phases of the moon this month. The Full Moon in April is on April 23.

Note: Moon phases in the calendar vary in size due to the distance from Earth and are shown at 0h Universal Time. Credit: Astronomy: Roen Kelly The moonrise and moonset schedule this week

The following is adapted from Alison Klesman’s The Sky This Week article, which you can find here.

  • Times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset are given in local time from 40° N 90° W. The Moon’s illumination is given at 12 P.M. local time from the same location.
  • Thursday, April 4

    Sunrise: 6:38 A.M.Sunset: 7:28 P.M.Moonrise: 4:36 A.M.Moonset: 2:35 P.M.Moon Phase: Waning crescent (23%)

    Friday, April 5The Moon passes 2° south of Mars at midnight EDT, though neither is visible at that time. Instead, check out the lead-up to the event in the pre-dawn sky this morning, as the Moon and Mars lie near the eastern horizon an hour before sunrise, slowly rising as twilight begins to brighten the sky. Mars is still magnitude 1.1 and sits to the lower left of the Moon, farther east along the ecliptic than our satellite. The two are currently separated by roughly 11°; considering they will close to 2° by midnight, you can see just how quickly the Moon appears to move across our sky each day!

    About 30 minutes before sunrise, the pair is 8° high. Saturn, also still roughly the same magnitude as Mars, now lies just over 3.5° east of Mars, slightly closer to the horizon. Through a telescope, Mars’ disk appears 5″ across and is 95 percent lit. Compare that to mighty Saturn, which stretches 16″ — not including the rings, which roughly double that — and is fully illuminated.

    The Moon, well on its way toward New as we gear up for next week’s solar eclipse, is just 16 percent lit this morning, with only its western limb illuminated. See if you can spot any earthshine lighting up the rest of the lunar landscape — this occurs when sunlight bounces off Earth to brighten the portions of the Moon that lie in Earth’s shadow.

    Sunrise: 6:36 A.M.Sunset: 7:29 P.M.Moonrise: 5:08 A.M.Moonset: 3:54 P.M.Moon Phase: Waning crescent (13%)

    Saturday, April 6The 27-day-old Moon now lies about 2° southeast of Saturn in the early-morning sky today. From an earthly point of view, the thin crescent Moon hangs below the planet, sitting between Saturn and the horizon as they rise in the east ahead of the Sun.

    Sunrise: 6:35 A.M.Sunset: 7:30 P.M.Moonrise: 5:36 A.M.Moonset: 5:12 P.M.Moon Phase: Waning crescent (6%)

    Sunday, April 7

    Sunrise: 6:33 A.M.Sunset: 7:31 P.M.Moonrise: 6:02 A.M.Moonset: 6:29 P.M.Moon Phase: Waning crescent (2%)

    Monday, April 8Asteroid 532 Herculina reaches opposition at 8 A.M. EDT, though admittedly this event is about to be overshadowed. New Moon occurs at 2:21 P.M. EDT, putting the pieces into place for the much-anticipated total solar eclipse across North America. Another such event won’t touch the contiguous U.S. for two decades.

    The eclipse track first touches land in Mexico, then travels from southwest to northeast, up through the U.S. starting in Texas and moving toward the eastern seaboard, as well as through parts of Canada, leaving land after passing over Newfoundland and Labrador. Many people along the center line will get more than four minutes of totality, twice that of the 2017 eclipse across America. And all across the U.S., even those who are not in the track of totality will see a partial eclipse.

    The timing and duration of the eclipse will heavily depend on your location but occurs in the early afternoon for most. Astronomy.com has numerous guides on how to view the eclipse and when it will pass over you — visit www.astronomy.com/eclipse for everything you need to know, including a state-by-state guide and an eclipse simulator to show what you’ll see and when from any location.

    With all the excitement, do remember that the only time it is safe to look at the Sun without protection is during those few fleeting moments of totality. During that time, you will need to remove your eclipse glasses or filters to see the eclipsed Sun and its corona. At all other times, however, you will need to wear eclipse glasses or correctly use an approved filter to ensure eye safety. That means during all other parts of the eclipse, you must take precautions to protect your eyesight. Check out Astronomy columnist Molly Wakeling’s piece on safe solar observing for more details and tips.

    Sunrise: 6:32 A.M.Sunset: 7:32 P.M.Moonrise: 6:27 A.M.Moonset: 7:47 P.M.Moon Phase: New

    How and why do Full Moons occur?

    The phenomenon of a Full Moon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This unique alignment ensures the entire side of the Moon that faces us gleams under sunlight. And thanks to the Moon’s orbit around Earth, the angle of sunlight hitting the lunar surface and being reflected back to our planet evolves, giving birth to varied lunar phases.

    These phases span the New Moon, waxing crescent, First Quarter, waxing gibbous, Full Moon, waning gibbous, Last Quarter, and waning crescent. A cycle starting from one Full Moon to its next counterpart, termed the synodic month or lunar month, lasts about 29.5 days.

    Though a Full Moon only occurs during the exact moment when Earth, Moon, and Sun form a perfect alignment, to our eyes, the Moon seems Full for around three days.

    Different names for different types of Full Moon

    There are a wide variety of specialized names used to identify distinct types or timings of Full Moons. These names primarily trace back to a blend of cultural, agricultural, and natural observations about the Moon, aimed at allowing humans to not only predict seasonal changes, but also track the passage of time. 

    For instance, almost every month’s Full Moon boasts a name sourced from Native American, Colonial American, or other North American traditions, with their titles mirroring seasonal shifts and nature’s events.

    A composite of each month’s Full Moon in 2020. Credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee

    Wolf Moon (January): Inspired by the cries of hungry wolves.

    Snow Moon (February): A nod to the month’s often heavy snowfall.

    Worm Moon (March): Named after the earthworms that signal thawing grounds.

    Pink Moon (April): In honor of the blossoming pink wildflowers.

    Related: How to see the eclipse in April

    Flower Moon (May): Celebrating the bloom of flowers.

    Strawberry Moon (June): Marks the prime strawberry harvest season.

    Buck Moon (July): Recognizing the new antlers on bucks.

    Sturgeon Moon (August): Named after the abundant sturgeon fish.

    Corn Moon (September): Signifying the corn harvesting period.

    Hunter’s Moon (October): Commemorating the hunting season preceding winter.

    Beaver Moon (November): Reflects the time when beavers are busy building their winter dams.

    Cold Moon (December): Evocative of winter’s chill.

    In addition, there are a few additional names for Full Moons that commonly make their way into public conversations and news.

    Super Moon: This term is reserved for a Full Moon that aligns with the lunar perigee, which is the Moon’s nearest point to Earth in its orbit. This proximity renders the Full Moon unusually large and luminous. For a Full Moon to earn the Super Moon tag, it should be within approximately 90 percent of its closest distance to Earth.

    Blue Moon: A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon in a month that experiences two Full Moons. This phenomenon graces our skies roughly every 2.7 years. Though the term suggests a color, Blue Moons aren’t truly blue. Very occasionally, atmospheric conditions such as recent volcanic eruptions might lend the Moon a slightly blueish tint, but this hue isn’t tied to the term.

    Harvest Moon: Occurring closest to the autumnal equinox, typically in September, the Harvest Moon is often renowned for a distinct orange tint it might display. This Full Moon rises close to sunset and sets near sunrise, providing extended hours of bright moonlight. Historically, this was invaluable to farmers gathering their produce.

    Common questions about Full Moons Moonrise over the Syr Darya river in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Nov. 13, 2016. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

    What is the difference between a Full Moon and a New Moon? A Full Moon is witnessed when Earth lies between the Sun and the Moon, making the entire Moon’s face visible. Conversely, during a New Moon, the Moon lies between Earth and the Sun, shrouding its Earth-facing side in darkness.

    How does the Full Moon influence tides? The Moon’s gravitational tug causes Earth’s waters to bulge, birthing tides. During both Full and New Moons, the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in alignment, generating “spring tides.” These tides can swing exceptionally high or low due to the combined gravitational influences of the Sun and Moon.

    Do Full Moons have an impact on human behavior? While numerous tales suggest Full Moons stir human behavior, causing increased restlessness or even lunacy, rigorous scientific analyses have largely debunked these tales.

    Full Moons, in their myriad forms, stand testament to humanity’s enduring captivation with the cosmos. They evoke not just our celestial connection but also tether us to Earth’s rhythms. Whether you’re an avid stargazer or an occasional night sky admirer, Full Moons invariably call for our attention, inviting both introspection and marvel.

    Here are the dates for all the lunar phases in 2024:

    New First Quarter Full Last Quarter Jan. 3 Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 25 Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 24 March 3 March 10 March 17 March 25 April 1 April 8 April 15 April 23 May 1 May 7 May 15 May 23 May 30 June 6 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 13 July 21 July 27 Aug. 4 Aug. 12 Aug. 19 Aug 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 11 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 22 Dec. 30