In many countries with documented ancient moon traditions, the calendars have since radically changed. ย  In Britain for example, where the original Celtic and Ogham names were generated, the calendar changed from the Julian to Gregorian in 1752 – moving old dates by 10 days, therefore old moon names, still used today, seem somewhat out of kilter with their seasons.

The romance of the Moon names is a folk-romance – passed like faery-tales by word of mouth, and changed to suit the needs and dreams of the peoples, generation by generation.

๐ŸŒ• FULL ๐ŸŒ•ย 

  • 12th January
  • 11th February (Penumbral Eclipse – viewed from North America). ย 
  • 12th March
  • 11th April
  • 10th May
  • 9th June
  • 9th July
  • 7th August (Partial Luna Eclipse – North America). ย 
  • 6th September
  • 5th October
  • 4th November
  • 3rd December (Super Moon)ย 

For millennia, humans have used the movement of the moon to keep track of the passing year and set schedules for hunting, planting, and harvesting. Ancient cultures the world over have given these full moons names based on the behavior of the plants, animals, or weather during that month.


At New Moon, the moon is between Earth and the sun, so that the side of the moon facing toward us receives no direct sunlight, and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from Earth.

  • 28th January
  • 26th February
  • 28th March
  • 26th Aprilย 
  • 25th May (Super Moon)ย 
  • 24th June (Super Moon)
  • 23rd Julyย 
  • 21st Augustย 
  • 20th Septemberย 
  • 19th Octoberย 
  • 18th Novemberย 
  • 18th Decemberย 




Astronomy Calendar 2017ย http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2017.html