"Pink Moon" is a name for the full Moon around the time of April, when the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, is in blossom. The name was used by the Algonquin tribe, as well as by colonial Americans. So every year, a traditional name for the full Moon in April is the Full Pink Moon.
February Snow Moon Video. Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Snow Moon, “Moon weather,” and the horns of the new crescent Moon. Click below to watch the video.
First Quarter Moon is the 2nd primary Moon phase when the Moon has reached the 1st quarter of its orbit around Earth, hence the name. The 1st primary Moon phase is New Moon, while the 3rd is Full Moon, and the last is called Third Quarter Moon. Technically, the primary Moon phases occur at a specific moment in time.
July’s Full Buck Moon Video In this video, we explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. Learn about the Full Buck Moon, why July is such an important month in Moon history, and how scientists measure the distance from Earth to the Moon.
Depending on the tribe, May’s Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.
The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective. This occurs when Earth is located directly between the Sun and the Moon (more exactly, when the ecliptic longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180°).
The waning crescent moon, sometimes called an old moon, is defined to occur when the Moon is nearly, but not precisely, on a line with the Earth and Sun. This means that part but less than one-half of the Moon is illuminated by direct sunlight, creating a crescent moon.
A Waning Gibbous Moon. The Waning Gibbous Moon is larger than a half circle but smaller than a full circle. ©iStockphoto.com/leospek. 99.9% to 50.1% Illuminated. Just after Full Moon, when the face of the Moon is 100% illuminated, the intermediate phase called Waning Gibbous Moon starts. Waning means that it is getting smaller.
Waxing Gibbous Moon Dates / Next Waxing Gibbous Moon. When is the next waxing gibbous moon? A waxing gibbous moon is seen one to two weeks after a new moon. The average calendrical month, which is 1/12 of a year, is about 30.44 days, while the Moon’s phase (synodic) cycle repeats on average every 29.53 days.