Is it full moon today? See when the next full moon occurs and how many days are left. Full moon happens about every 29.5 days.
Next full moon
How many days are left until next full moon occurs?
Full moons of 2023. Dates of all full moons 2023.
For 2023, there will be 13 full moons.
Dates of all full moons 2024.
How many full moons in a year?
One moon cycle is 29.5 days. 12 months x 29.5 = 354. Almost always there are 12 full moons each year. Some years have 13 full moons.
There are typically 12 full moons in a calendar year, one for each month. However, in some years there can be 13 full moons. This happens when there are two full moons in the same month, the second one is called a "blue moon".
A lunar month (the time between successive full moons) is about 29.5 days, this means that a lunar year (the time between successive full moons in a calendar year) is about 354 days long. But the calendar year is 365 or 366 days long. This means that sometimes the full moon happens before the end of the calendar month and sometimes after.
Also, it's worth mentioning that there are different ways to define and name full moons, and not all cultures or traditions use the same names or follow the same calendar.
Why is the moon full?
Full moon occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon. This happen roughly once every month.
A full moon is the phase of the Moon when it is completely illuminated by the Sun, as seen from Earth. This occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.
Full moons occur about once a month and have been given various names throughout history and in different cultures, such as the "Harvest Moon" and "Hunter's Moon."
Additionally, there are blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month) and super moon (when the full moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, appearing larger and brighter than usual) which occur less frequently.