Full Moon January 2024 : Mark your calendar for the January 2024 full moon. The January full moon is Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 12:5 EST or 5:5 UTC, according to data provided by NASA. It is the first full moon of 2024.
A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, when the Moon appears to be fully illuminated. This happens about once a month, or an average of 29.53 days.
Full Moon January 2024
Are you ready to dive a little deeper into the January 2024 Full Moon? Read more about Moon nicknames and other related facts.
Image of the moon on the full moon date of January 2024 , the full moon of the Wolf US Eastern Time dates and times reported by NASA are both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in the United States during part of the year. Also below is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Because you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates on your calendar may change without any doubt.
When is the full moon in January 2024?
The January 2024 full moon is Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 12:5 EST or 5:5 UTC. The January 25 full moon is the first full moon of 2024 and is full in Leo. The next full moon in 2024 is the February full moon.
What is the full moon of January called?
The January 2024 full moon is often referred to as the wolf full moon, named after the wolves howling at the moon. It has also been called the ice moon, the old moon, the Christmas moon and the snow moon. Sometimes the full moon names overlap, and the Snow Moon name is usually used to refer to the February full moon.
What time of year is the full moon in January?
In 2024 , the January full moon will be the second full moon of the 20243-2024 winter season. This is the second full moon after the 20243 winter solstice.
The winter-solstice marks the 1st day of winter and is the shortest day of the year when the Earth is tilted as far from the Sun as it is all year.
In 20243, the winter solstice is Thursday, December 21, 20243 at 10:28 p.m. EST, or December 22, 20243 at 3:28 a.m. UTC.
Will there be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in January?
No, there will not be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in January 2024 . There are two lunar eclipses during the year, a partial lunar eclipse in March and a partial lunar eclipse in September.
Is January’s full moon a full supermoon?
No, the January 2024 full moon is not a full supermoon because it is more than 360,000 kilometers from Earth at full moon peak.
The full moon of 2024 is a year later in the full months of September and October. A full supermoon is a full moon that is almost the same as the closest point of the Moon to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon appears larger than usual.
There is no official definition of how far away the moon must be to be called a supermoon. That’s about 360,000 kilometers or closer, by definition. Is January’s full moon a blue moon? No, the January 25 full moon is not a blue moon.
The August 2024 full moon will be a seasonal blue moon. There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common and you probably know when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is usually called a blue moon.
Other definition of blue moon refers to a seasonal extra full moon. If there are four full moons in a season, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or seasonal blue moon to distinguish the second definition. Some years have two full moons in January, one of which is a blue moon, but not for 2024 .
The January full moon is never a seasonal blue moon, as it is always the first or second full moon of the winter season.
When is the new moon at the full moon of 2024?
The January full moon lunar cycle begins with the new moon of 2024 . The New-Wolf is Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 6:57 AM EST or 11:57 UTC and will be in Capricorn during the New Moon. The January new moon and full moon will be in the same month and time of year in 2024 .
In other years, the schedule may be different.
January 2024 Moon Phases Eastern Time and UTC
Below are the moon phases for January 2024 , including the new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter, which are timed for each month.
The date and times are based on both the US Eastern time zone and the UTC time zone adjusted for daylight saving time.
Lunar Phase: Moon phase Eastern date and time (USA) UTC date and time
- January Previous Quarter January 3, 2024 at 10:30 PM EST January , 2024 at 3:30 UTC
- January New Moon January 11, 2024 6:57 AM EST January 11, 2024 11:57 AM UTC
- January First Quarter January 17, 2024 at 10:53 PM EST January 18, 2024 at 3:53 UTC
- January Full Moon January 25, 2024 at 12:5 PM EST January 25, 2024 at 5:5 PM UTC
Frequently Asked Questions
Have more questions about the January 2024 Full Moon?
Here are some frequently asked questions to help you watch the approaching full moon.
How many full moons are there in January 2024?
There will be one full moon in Jan 2024. January’s full moon is Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 12:5 EST or 5:5 UTC. There are other years with 2 full moons and a blue moon, but not 2024 .