When is the next full moon?

The full moon SPECTACULAR illuminates the sky every month.

After the stunning Wolf Moon in January, here’s a look at when to look up in 2022 – and why.

The wolf moon rises over Ely Church in Cambridgeshire

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The wolf moon rises over Ely Church in CambridgeshireCredit: Bav Media

When is the next full moon?

The full moon appears to be fully illuminated from the earth during a particular lunar cycle.

This happens every 29.5 days, which means there are 12 full years each year – although there can sometimes be 13.

Each is identified by its own unique name and when it appears.

For 2022, here it is:

  • January 17 – Wolf Moon
  • February 16 – Snow Moon
  • March 18 – Worm Moon
  • April 16 – Pink Moon
  • May 16 – Full Moon
  • June 14 – Strawberry Moon
  • July 13 – Moon Buck
  • August 11 – Sturgeon Moon
  • September 10 – Harvest Moon
  • October 9 – Hunter’s Moon
  • November 8 – Beaver Moon
  • December 7 – Cold Moon

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Why is there a full moon in the middle of the day?

You may have wondered why you can often see the moon in the middle of the day, especially when it’s round.

It turns out that the answer is actually very simple: the moon and stars are always somewhere in the sky, we can’t always see them.

During the day the sun is so bright that it can “overwhelm” the light from the moon and stars, but on darker days the moon can shine.

But the reason it’s not always visible during the day is because of the moon’s position and whether it reflects enough light to be as bright or brighter than the blue sky.

After the full moon, when the Earth is about halfway between the sun and the moon and appears to be illuminated, a bright moon will appear.

What is a super moon?

A super moon is a dramatic sight as the amazingly bright moon looks so close you can almost touch it.

It is a combination of two different astronomical effects and occurs when a new or full moon coincides with a cycle – the moon’s container point toward Earth in its monthly orbit.

A moon must be within 90% of its closest approach to Earth to be officially identified as a supermoon.

This is relatively rare, occurring only a few times a year.

In 2022, there will be a super moon on June 14 and on July 13.

On these days, the moon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter.

Learn the different phases of the moon

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