13 Full Moons in 2020: Experience Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours and Sunset Moonrise events
WOLF MOON ECLIPSE! A penumbral lunar eclipse, also called a Wolf Moon Eclipse, will take place starting on Friday, January 10. Guests on the Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours this weekend (January 10-12) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse will get a view of this beautiful full moon!
Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.
Sunset Moonrise events are held only once a month during the full moon, and include appetizers and a glass of bubbly!
The penumbral lunar eclipse causes the moon to look darker than normal. Each moon has its own name associated with the full moon. In January, it’s known as the “wolf moon,” inspired by hungry wolves that howled outside of villages long ago, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Normally, there are 12 full moons in a year because one occurs each month. But in 2020, October will have two full moons, once on October 1 and then again on October 31!
Two full moons in the same month is known as a “blue moon.” And the fact that the second one falls on Halloween truly makes this event “once in a blue moon.”
This year will also have two supermoons, when the moon appears even larger and brighter in our sky. They will happen on March 9 and April 7.
Here are all of the full moons and their names occurring this year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac:
- January 10 — Wolf moon
- February 9 — Snow moon
- March 9 — Worm moon
- April 7 — Pink moon
- May 7 — Flower moon
- June 5 — Strawberry moon
- July 5 — Buck moon
- August 3 — Sturgeon moon
- September 2 — Corn moon
- October 1 — Harvest moon
- October 31 — Blue moon
- November 30 — Beaver moon
- December 29 — Cold moon