We’ve just passed the Super Moon. But did you know it was also a Beaver Moon? Did you know each Moon has its own name? Thank the Native Americans for this custom. Here is the special name for each Full Moon:
January: Wolf Moon
Native Americans gave this Moon its name for the wolf packs they heard howling on cold winter nights.
February: Snow Moon
In much of North America, the snow falls most heavily in February.
March: Worm Moon
This Full Moon is named for the season’s first appearance of earthworms – and happy robins!
April: Pink Moon
The wild ground phlox announces Spring with a pink mist, or so it seems to appear atop the grass plains.
May: Flower Moon
‘April flowers bring May flowers.’ It’s true, and it’s why Native Americans gave this Full Moon its name.
June: Strawberry Moon
The strawberry is one of the earliest fruits to be harvested – hence this Moon’s name.
July: Buck Moon
Why ‘buck moon’? Because July is the month when the young male deer starts getting his antlers.
August: Sturgeon Moon
In August, on the Great Lakes, the sturgeon was easier to catch than during other months.
September: Corn Moon
Also known as the Harvest Moon. We’re going to bet you can figure out how this month got its name, even if you’re a ‘city slicker.’
October: Hunter’s Moon
Now comes time to begin storing meat for the long winter. Also known as the Blood Moon.
November: Beaver Moon
The beaver supposedly had his busiest month of winter preparation in November.
December: Cold Moon
Or the Long Night Moon. Because it’s cold outside and the nights are long!