January - Wolf Moon (Jan. 25)

Named for the increased howling of wolves in winter. Symbolizes loneliness and isolation in deep winter.

February - Snow Moon (Feb. 24):

Reflects heavy snowfall in February. Also called the Hunger Moon due to hunting difficulties.

March - Worm Moon (March 25)

Indicates the thawing ground and reappearance of earthworms. Marks the return of birds and the start of spring.

April - Pink Moon (April 23)

Named for the pink flowers (phlox) that bloom in early spring, signifying rebirth and renewal.

May - Flower Moon (May 23)

Represents the abundance of flowers emerging in May, following April showers.

June - Strawberry Moon (June 21)

Algonquin tribes named it for the short strawberry harvesting season in northeastern North America.

July - Buck Moon (July 21)

Coincides with new antlers emerging on buck deer. Also known as the Thunder Moon due to frequent thunderstorms.

August - Sturgeon Moon (Aug. 19)

Named by fishing tribes for the best time to catch sturgeon. Sometimes called the Full Red Moon due to its reddish appearance at moonrise.

September - Corn or Harvest Moon (Sept. 17)

Relates to corn harvesting. Known as the Barley Moon for harvesting and threshing ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox.

October - Hunter’s or Harvest Moon (Oct. 17)

Follows the harvest when animals come to the fields for scraps, making it easier for hunters.

November - Beaver Moon (Nov. 15)

Named for the time beavers take shelter in their lodges, also known as the Frost Moon.

December - Cold Moon (Dec. 15)

Named for the cold winter conditions, sometimes called the Long Nights Moon due to longer nights.