The Moon Now
Moon Phases 2018
Eastern Time Zone/US & Canada
|Jan. 1||Wolf Moon||9:24 p.m.||02:24|
|Jan. 31||Snow Moon||8:27 a.m.||13:27|
|Mar. 1||Worm Moon||7:51 p.m.||00:51 (3/2)|
|Mar. 31||Sap Moon||8:37 a.m.||13:37|
|Apr. 29||Pink Moon||8:58 p.m.||01:58 (4/30)|
|May 29||Flower Moon||10:20 a.m.||15:20|
|Jun. 28||Strawberry Moon||12:53 a.m.||05:53|
|Jul. 27||Buck Moon||4:21 p.m.||21:21|
|Aug. 26||Sturgeon Moon||7:56 a.m.||12:56|
|Sep. 24||Harvest Moon||10:53 p.m.||03:53 (9/25)|
|Oct. 24||Hunter's Moon||12:45 p.m.||17:45|
|Nov. 23||Beaver Moon||12:39 a.m.||05:39|
|Dec. 22||Cold Moon||12:49 p.m.||17:49|
Date Phase Time Moon in zodiac Sun in zodiac
January 2, 2018 Full moon at 02:24 Moon in Cancer Sun in Capricorn
January 17, 2018 New moon at 02:17 Moon in Capricorn Sun in Capricorn
January 31, 2018 Full moon at 13:26 Moon in Leo Sun in Aquarius
February 15, 2018 New moon at 21:05 Moon in Aquarius Sun in Aquarius
March 2, 2018 Full moon at 00:51 Moon in Virgo Sun in Pisces
March 17, 2018 New moon at 13:11 Moon in Pisces Sun in Pisces
March 31, 2018 Full moon at 13:36 Moon in Libra Sun in Aries
April 16, 2018 New moon at 02:57 Moon in Aries Sun in Aries
April 30, 2018 Full moon at 01:58 Moon in Scorpio Sun in Taurus
May 15, 2018 New moon at 12:47 Moon in Taurus Sun in Taurus
May 29, 2018 Full moon at 15:19 Moon in Sagittarius Sun in Gemini
June 13, 2018 New moon at 20:43 Moon in Gemini Sun in Gemini
June 28, 2018 Full moon at 05:52 Moon in Capricorn Sun in Cancer
July 13, 2018 New moon at 03:47 Moon in Cancer Sun in Cancer
July 27, 2018 Full moon at 21:20 Moon in Aquarius Sun in Leo
August 11, 2018 New moon at 10:57 Moon in Leo Sun in Leo
August 26, 2018 Full moon at 12:56 Moon in Pisces Sun in Virgo
September 9, 2018 New moon at 19:01 Moon in Virgo Sun in Virgo
September 25, 2018 Full moon at 03:52 Moon in Aries Sun in Libra
October 9, 2018 New moon at 04:46 Moon in Libra Sun in Libra
October 24, 2018 Full moon at 17:45 Moon in Taurus Sun in Scorpio
November 7, 2018 New moon at 16:01 Moon in Scorpio Sun in Scorpio
November 23, 2018 Full moon at 05:39 Moon in Gemini Sun in Sagittarius
December 7, 2018 New moon at 07:20 Moon in Sagittarius Sun in Sagittarius
December 22, 2018 Full moon at 17:48 Moon in Cancer Sun in Capricorn
Jan 1 21:24 -Jan 8 17:25 -Jan 16 21:17
Jan 24 17:20 -Jan 31 08:27 - Feb 7 10:54 -Feb 15 16:05
Feb 23 03:09 -Mar 1 19:51 -Mar 9 06:20 -Mar 17 09:12
Mar 24 11:35 -Mar 31 08:37 -Apr 8 03:18 -Apr 15 21:57
Apr 22 13:49 -Apr 29 20:58 -May 7 22:09 -May 15 07:48
May 21 23:49 -May 29 10:20 -Jun 6 14:32 -Jun 13 15:43
Jun 20 06:51 -Jun 28 00:53 -Jul 6 03:51 -Jul 12 22:48
Jul 19 15:52 -Jul 27 16:21 -Aug 4 14:18 -Aug 11 05:58
Aug 18 03:49 -Aug 26 07:56 - Sep 2 22:37 -Sep 9 14:01
Sep 16 19:15 -Sep 24 22:53 -Oct 2 05:45 -Oct 8 23:47
Oct 16 14:02 -Oct 24 12:45 -Oct 31 11:40 -Nov 7 11:02
Nov 15 09:54 -Nov 23 00:39 -Nov 29 19:19 -Dec 7 02:20
Dec 15 06:20 -Dec 22 12:49 -Dec 29 04:34
Moon phases 2018 Northern Hemisphere
Moon Phases 2018 Southern Hemisphere
By Orion 8 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Moon Phases Explained
It takes our Moon about 29.5 days to completely cycle through all eight phases. Occasionally (about every 2.7 years) there are two Full Moons in the same month. This is referred to as a Blue Moon. Hence the saying
"Once in a Blue Moon".
The side of the moon facing the Earth is not illuminated. Additionally, the moon is up through out the day, and down through out the night. For these reasons we can not see the moon during this phase.
During this phase, part of the Moon is beginning to show. This lunar sliver can be seen each evening for a few minutes just after sunset. We say that the Moon is "waxing" because each night a little bit more is visible for a little bit longer.
During first quarter, 1/2 of the moon is visible for the first half of the evening, and then goes down, leaving the sky very dark.
When most of the Moon is visible we say it is a Gibbous Moon. Observers can see all but a little sliver of the moon. During this phase, the Moon remains in the sky most of the night.
When we can observe the entire face of the moon, we call it a Full Moon. A full moon will rise just as the evening begins, and will set about the time morning is ushered in.
Like the Waxing Gibbous Moon, during this phase, we can see all but a sliver of the Moon. The difference is that instead of seeing more of the Moon each night, we begin to see less and less of the Moon each night. This is what the word "waning" means.
During a Last Quarter Moon we can see exactly 1/2 of the Moon's lighted surface.
Finally, during a Waning Crescent Moon, observers on Earth can only see a small sliver of the Moon, and only just before morning. Each night less of the Moon is visible for less time.