February moon cycle 2021

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Full Moon Calendar 2021: When to see the next full moon

The full moon shows its face to Earth about once a month. Well, sort of. 

Most of the time, the full moon isn't perfectly full. We always see the same side of the moon, but part of it is in shadow. Only when the moon, Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned is the moon 100% full, and that alignment produces a lunar eclipse. 

And sometimes — once in a blue moon — the moon is full twice in a month (or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer). 

The next full moon will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:57 a.m. EDT (14:57 UTC), but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer. October's full moon is the known as the Hunter's Moon among other names.

If you enjoy observing the moon, take note: Oct. 16 is International Observe the Moon Night, as it's one of the best times of the month to gaze at the moon. You can find out how to join an event, host your own or participate in other ways with NASA's International Observe the Moon Night website.

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When is the full moon? Calendar dates for 2021

This is when full moons will occur in 2021, according to NASA:

DateNameU.S. Eastern TimeUTC
Jan 28Wolf Moon2:16 p.m.19:16
Feb 27Snow Moon3:17 a.m.8:17
Mar 28Worm Moon2:48 p.m.18:48
Apr 26Pink Moon11:31 p.m.3:31 (Apr. 27)
May 26Flower Moon7:14 a.m.11:14
Jun 24Strawberry Moon2:40 p.m.18:40
Jul 23Buck Moon10:37 p.m.2:37 (Jul 24)
Aug 22Sturgeon Moon8:02 a.m.12:02
Sep 20Harvest Moon7:55 p.m.23:55
Oct 20Hunter's Moon10:57 a.m.14:57
Nov 19Beaver Moon3:58 a.m.8:58
Dec 18Cold Moon11:36 p.m.4:36 (Dec 19)

The 2021 full moon names explained

Many cultures have given distinct names to each month's full moon. The names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. The Farmer's Almanac lists several names that are commonly used in the United States. There are some variations in the moon names, but in general, the same ones were used among the Algonquin tribes from New England on west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names.

Other Native American people had different names. In the book "This Day in North American Indian History" (Da Capo Press, 2002), author Phil Konstantin lists more than 50 native peoples and their names for full moons. He also lists them on his website, AmericanIndian.net.

Amateur astronomer Keith Cooley has a brief list of the moon names of other cultures, including Chinese and Celtic, on his website. For example,

Chinese moon names:

MonthNameMonthName
JanuaryHoliday MoonJulyHungry Ghost Moon
FebruaryBudding MoonAugustHarvest Moon
MarchSleepy MoonSeptemberChrysanthemum Moon
AprilPeony MoonOctoberKindly moon
May Dragon MoonNovemberWhite Moon
JuneLotus MoonDecemberBitter Moon

Full moon names often correspond to seasonal markers, so a Harvest Moon occurs at the end of the growing season, in September or October, and the Cold Moon occurs in frosty December. At least, that's how it works in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are switched, the Harvest Moon occurs in March and the Cold Moon is in June. According to Earthsky.org, these are common names for full moons south of the equator.

January: Hay Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Mead Moon
February (mid-summer): Grain Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Wyrt Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Barley Moon
March: Harvest Moon, Corn Moon
April: Harvest Moon, Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon
May: Hunter’s Moon, Beaver Moon, Frost Moon
June: Oak Moon, Cold Moon, Long Night’s Moon
July: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon
August: Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Wolf Moon
September: Worm Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Chaste Moon, Sap Moon
October: Egg Moon, Fish Moon, Seed Moon, Pink Moon, Waking Moon
November: Corn Moon, Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Hare Moon
December: Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon 

The phases of the moon explained with dates

The moon is a sphere that travels once around Earth every 27.3 days. It also takes about 27 days for the moon to rotate on its axis. So, the moon always shows us the same face; there is no single "dark side" of the moon. As the moon revolves around Earth, it is illuminated from varying angles by the sun — what we see when we look at the moon is reflected sunlight. On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, which means sometimes it rises during daylight and other times at night.

There are four phases of the moon:

At new moon, the moon is between Earth and the sun, so that the side of the moon facing toward us receives no direct sunlight, and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from Earth.

A few days later, as the moon moves around Earth, the side we can see gradually becomes more illuminated by direct sunlight. This thin sliver is called the waxing crescent.

A week after the new moon, the moon is 90 degrees away from the sun in the sky and is half-illuminated from our point of view — what we call first quarter because it is about a quarter of the way around Earth.

A few days later, the area of illumination continues to increase. More than half of the moon's face appears to be getting sunlight. This phase is called a waxing gibbous moon.

When the moon has moved 180 degrees from its new moon position, the sun, Earth and the moon form a line. The moon’s disk is as close as it can be to being fully illuminated by the sun, so this is called full moon.

Next, the moon moves until more than half of its face appears to be getting sunlight, but the amount is decreasing. This is the waning gibbous phase.

Days later, the moon has moved another quarter of the way around Earth, to the third quarter position. The sun's light is now shining on the other half of the visible face of the moon.

Next, the moon moves into the waning crescent phase as less than half of its face appears to be getting sunlight, and the amount is decreasing.

Finally, the moon moves back to its new moon starting position. Because the moon’s orbit is not exactly in the same plane as Earth’s orbit around the sun, they rarely are perfectly aligned. Usually the moon passes above or below the sun from our vantage point, but occasionally it passes right in front of the sun, and we get an eclipse of the sun.

Each full moon is calculated to occur at an exact moment, which may or may not be near the time the moon rises where you are. So when a full moon rises, it’s typically doing so some hours before or after the actual time when it’s technically full, but a casual skywatcher won’t notice the difference. In fact, the moon will often look roughly the same on two consecutive nights surrounding the full moon.

Lunar eclipses of 2021

Lunar eclipses are inextricably tied to the full moon. 

When the moon is in its full phase, it is passing behind the Earth with respect the sun and can pass through Earth's shadow, creating a lunar eclipse. When the moon is fully inside the Earth's shadow, we see a total lunar eclipse. At other times, the moon only partially passes through the Earth's shadow in what is known as a partial, or even penumbral lunar eclipse (when the moon only skirts through the outermost region of Earth's shadow). 

In 2021, there will be two lunar eclipses. A total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, and a partial lunar eclipse will occur on Nov. 19. 

The total lunar eclipse of May 26 will only be visible across parts of East Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean and North and South America. It will begin at 4:47 a.m. EDT (0847 GMT) and end at 9:49 a.m. EDT (1349 GMT). 

The stages of the Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse of 2021 explained

The partial lunar eclipse of Nov. 19 will be visible in the predawn hours across North and South America, northern Europe, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Ocean. It will begin at 1:02 a.m. EST (0602 GMT) and end at 7:03 a.m. EST (1203 GMT). 

Because the moon's orbit around the Earth is tilted, it does not line up with Earth's shadow every month and we do not have a lunar eclipse each month.

Solar eclipses of 2021

When the moon is in its "new" phase, it passing between the Earth and the sun, so the side facing the Earth appears dark.  

Occasionally, the moon's orbit lines up with the sun in such away that part or all of the sun can be blocked by the moon, as viewed from Earth. When the moon completely blocks the sun's disk, we see a total solar eclipse during the day, which can be a truly awe-inspiring site. Other times, the moon can only partially block the sun in a partial solar eclipse. 

The moon can even create a "ring of fire" solar eclipse when it passes directly in front the sun, but is at a point in its orbit that is too far from Earth to fully cover the sun's disk. This leaves a ring, or "annulus," around the moon to create what is called an annular solar eclipse. 

There will be two solar eclipses in 2021. An annular "ring of fire" solar eclipse will occur on June 10, 2021. It will be visible as a partial eclipse from regions of North America, Europe and Asia, with the "ring of fire" effect visible from northern Canada, Greenland and Russia. 

The total solar eclipse of 2021 will occur on Dec. 4. It will only be visible in totality from Antarctica, with partial views visible from South Africa and the South Atlantic. 

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February 2021 - Moon Phase Calendar

It’s the Moon’s journey as it orbits around Earth that creates the predictable dance between light and shadow. And while the changes may seem slow, on any given day the amount of Moon illuminated by the Sun can vary by as much as 10-percent. The illustration above shows the range of illumination for today - October 13, 2021. The illustration is set to your computer’s clock and therefore gives you an accurate reading for your own particular time zone.

The four main Moon phases in order are the New Moon, First Quarter Moon, Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon. These phases occur at very specific times and are measured by both the Moon’s luminosity and how far along the Moon is in its orbit around Earth.

The New Moon Phase occurs when the Moon is completely dark with zero-percent luminosity, while the Full Moon Phase is completely bright with 100-percent luminosity. The First and Last Quarter phases happen when the Moon is exactly half illuminated, with 50-percent luminosity. When people say “today is a Full Moon” it’s important to remember that doesn’t mean the Moon is full all day long, only that the Full Moon Phase occurs on this day. In reality, the exact moment of the Full Moon can be timed to the second. To learn more about the exact time of the Full Moon and the current Full Moon info, check out these Current Full Moon times.

The remaining four Moon phases occur at halfway points between the main phases. Unlike the main phases, these minor phases don’t happen at a specific time or luminosity, rather they describe the Moon’s phase for the entire time period between each main phase. These interim phases are Waxing Crescent Moon, Waxing Gibbous Moon, Waning Gibbous Moon and Waning Crescent Moon. The illustration below shows all eight main and minor Moon phases and where they occur in the lunar cycle.

Moon Phases In History

Imagine a Neanderthal peering out of his cave some dark summer night as the Full Moon rises above the horizon. Nothing on Earth was quite like this strange brilliant object arcing through the night sky. What did he think it was? It’s not hard to imagine how the Moon became the source of many religions, myths and legends throughout the ages.

The Greeks were among the first to take a scientific look at the Moon and her phases. Around 500 BC Greek philosopher and astronomer Pythagoras carefully observed the narrow boundary line—the terminator—between the dark and light hemispheres of the Moon. Based on how the terminator curved across the surface of the Moon, he correctly surmised the Moon must be a sphere.

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A few centuries later, around 350 BC, Aristotle took Pythagoras observations even further. By observing the shadow of the Earth across the face of the Moon during a lunar eclipse, Aristotle reckoned that the Earth was also a sphere. He reasoned, incorrectly however, that the Earth was fixed in space and that the Moon, Sun and Stars revolved around it. He also believed the Moon was a translucent sphere that traveled in a perfect orbit around Earth.

It wasn’t until the 16th century that our understanding of the Solar System evolved. In the early 1500s Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus developed a model of the Solar System where Earth and the other planets orbited around the Sun, and the Moon orbited around Earth. One hundred years later Italian Astronomer Galileo used one of the first telescopes to observe the terminator and deduced from the uneven shadows of the Waning Crescent Phase that the Moon’s surface was pocked with craters and valleys and ridged with mountains.

These observations were revolutionary. Copernicus and Galileo upended the long-held Aristotelian view of the heavens as a place where Earth was the center of the Universe and the Moon was a smooth, polished orb. Telescopes and new minds helped scientist understand that the Earth and planets orbited around the Sun and the Moon was a battered and cratered satellite held in our own orbit.

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Moon Phases Calendar 2021 February, Lunar Calendar February 2021 online

DateMoon Phase
(Lunar Phase)Moon Sign
Organs influenced by the Moon Sign
MonFeb 1 Waning GibbousLibraKidney, ureter, urinary bladder, veins, skinYesTueFeb 2 Waning GibbousLibraKidney, ureter, urinary bladder, veins, skinYesWedFeb 3 Waning GibbousLibra
from 14:15
Scorpio
Kidney, ureter, urinary bladder, veins, skinYesThuFeb 4Last Quarter
ScorpioGenitals, anus, urethra, prostateYesFriFeb 5 Waning CrescentScorpio
from 17:17
Sagittarius
Genitals, anus, urethra, prostateYesSatFeb 6 Waning CrescentSagittariusLiver, hips, thighs, sacrumYesSunFeb 7 Waning CrescentSagittarius
from 20:52
Capricorn
Liver, hips, thighs, sacrumYesMonFeb 8 Waning CrescentCapricornBackbone, joints, knees, skin, hairYesTueFeb 9 Waning CrescentCapricornBackbone, joints, knees, skin, hairYesWedFeb 10 Waning CrescentAquariusCalf, ankle, shin, AchillesYesThuFeb 11NEW MOON
at 19:05AquariusCalf, ankle, shin, AchillesNoFriFeb 12 Waxing CrescentPiscesFeet, toes, pineal gland-SatFeb 13 Waxing CrescentPiscesFeet, toes, pineal gland-SunFeb 14 Waxing CrescentPisces
from 15:54
Aries
Feet, toes, pineal gland-MonFeb 15 Waxing CrescentAriesHead, teeth, tongue, arteries-TueFeb 16 Waxing CrescentAriesHead, teeth, tongue, arteries-WedFeb 17 Waxing CrescentTaurusNeck, vocal cords, throat, thyroid gland-ThuFeb 18 Waxing CrescentTaurusNeck, vocal cords, throat, thyroid gland-FriFeb 19First QuarterTaurus
from 16:04
Gemini
Neck, vocal cords, throat, thyroid gland-SatFeb 20 Waxing GibbousGeminiShoulders, arms, hands, bronchial tubes, lungs-SunFeb 21 Waxing GibbousGeminiShoulders, arms, hands, bronchial tubes, lungs-MonFeb 22 Waxing GibbousCancerStomach, mucosa, breast, womb, ovary-TueFeb 23 Waxing GibbousCancerStomach, mucosa, breast, womb, ovary-WedFeb 24 Waxing GibbousCancer
from 12:23
Leo
Stomach, mucosa, breast, womb, ovary-ThuFeb 25 Waxing GibbousLeoHeart, aorta, blood pressure, blood circulation-FriFeb 26 Waxing GibbousLeo
from 17:07
Virgo
Heart, aorta, blood pressure, blood circulation-SatFeb 27FULL MOON
at 08:17VirgoPancreas, small intestine, digestive tractNO!SunFeb 28 Waning GibbousVirgo
from 19:17
Libra
Pancreas, small intestine, digestive tractYes
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Moon Phase Today 21 February 2021

Moon Phases February 2021 | North Hemisphere

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The lunar phases are produced by the interaction between the movements of the sun, moon and earth. In one year the moon takes thirteen tours around the earth, ie thirteen lunations. Each lunar cycle lasts about 28 days.
Normally, we know eight types of moon phase, New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter and Wanning Crescent. But as the moon takes about 28 days to repeat its phases, it involves not only the four above, but by infinite intermediate stages to which tradition has not named them. This is why astronomers, the moon phases relate percentage of illumination. Thus, the new moon is 0%, the full is 100%, and both are growing and shrinking 50%.

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Moon Phases and Lunar Calendar for Stone Harbor, NJ

1

Moon Phase

Waning gibbous
82.1%

19 days

2

Moon Phase

Waning gibbous
72.5%

20 days

3

Moon Phase

Waning gibbous
61.8%

21 days

4

Moon Phase

Last Quarter
12:38 P.M.

22 days

5

Moon Phase

Waning crescent
39.1%

23 days

6

Moon Phase

Waning crescent
28.4%

24 days

7

Moon Phase

Waning crescent
18.8%

25 days

8

Moon Phase

Waning crescent
10.9%

26 days

9

Moon Phase

Waning crescent
5.0%

27 days

10

Moon Phase

Waning crescent
1.3%

28 days

11

Moon Phase

New Moon
2:08 P.M.

0 days

12

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
0.9%

1 day

13

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
3.9%

2 days

14

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
8.7%

3 days

15

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
15.0%

4 days

16

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
22.5%

5 days

17

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
30.9%

6 days

18

Moon Phase

Waxing crescent
39.9%

7 days

19

Moon Phase

First Quarter
1:49 P.M.

8 days

20

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
58.8%

9 days

21

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
68.1%

10 days

22

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
76.9%

11 days

23

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
84.8%

12 days

24

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
91.6%

13 days

25

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
96.6%

14 days

26

Moon Phase

Waxing gibbous
99.5%

15 days

27

Moon Phase

Full Moon
3:19 A.M.

16 days

28

Moon Phase

Waning gibbous
97.5%

17 days

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February 2021 Phases of the Moon

Moon Phases February 2021

31

Waning gibbous

1

Waning gibbous

Waning gibbous

Visible: 84% ↓

Age: 18.65 days

2

Waning gibbous

Waning gibbous

Visible: 75% ↓

Age: 19.73 days

3

Last quarter

Last quarter

Visible: 65% ↓

Age: 20.81 days

4

Last quarter

Last quarter

Visible: 53% ↓

Age: 21.88 days

5

Last quarter

Last quarter

Visible: 42% ↓

Age: 22.96 days

6

Waning crescent

Waning crescent

Visible: 31% ↓

Age: 24.03 days

7

Waning crescent

Waning crescent

Visible: 21% ↓

Age: 25.09 days

8

Waning crescent

Waning crescent

Visible: 13% ↓

Age: 26.15 days

9

Waning crescent

Waning crescent

Visible: 7% ↓

Age: 27.20 days

10

New

New

Visible: 2% ↓

Age: 28.23 days

11

New

New

Visible: 1% ↓

Age: 29.25 days

12

New

New

Visible: 1% ↑

Age: 0.71 days

13

Waxing crescent

Waxing crescent

Visible: 4% ↑

Age: 1.68 days

14

Waxing crescent

Waxing crescent

Visible: 8% ↑

Age: 2.63 days

15

Waxing crescent

Waxing crescent

Visible: 14% ↑

Age: 3.55 days

16

Waxing crescent

Waxing crescent

Visible: 21% ↑

Age: 4.46 days

17

Waxing crescent

Waxing crescent

Visible: 30% ↑

Age: 5.36 days

18

First quarter

First quarter

Visible: 39% ↑

Age: 6.24 days

19

First quarter

First quarter

Visible: 48% ↑

Age: 7.13 days

20

First quarter

First quarter

Visible: 57% ↑

Age: 8.02 days

21

Waxing gibbous

Waxing gibbous

Visible: 67% ↑

Age: 8.93 days

22

Waxing gibbous

Waxing gibbous

Visible: 76% ↑

Age: 9.85 days

23

Waxing gibbous

Waxing gibbous

Visible: 84% ↑

Age: 10.81 days

24

Waxing gibbous

Waxing gibbous

Visible: 91% ↑

Age: 11.79 days

25

Waxing gibbous

Waxing gibbous

Visible: 96% ↑

Age: 12.80 days

26

Full moon

Full moon

Visible: 100% ↑

Age: 13.85 days

27

Full moon

Full moon

Visible: 100%

Age: 14.93 days

28

Full moon

Full moon

Visible: 99% ↓

Age: 16.02 days

1

Waning gibbous

2

Waning gibbous

3

Waning gibbous

4

Waning gibbous

5

Last quarter

6

Last quarter
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2021 Moon Phases Calendar

Jan6:,  13:,  20:,  28:
Feb4:,  11:,  19:,  27:
Mar5:,  13:,  21:,  28:
Apr4:,  11:,  20:,  26:
May3:,  11:,  19:,  26:
Jun2:,  10:,  17:,  24:
Jul1:,    9:,  17:,  23:,  31:
Aug8:,  15:,  22:,  30:
Sep6:,  13:,  20:,  28:
Oct6:,  12:,  20:,  28:
Nov4:,  11:,  19:,  27:
Dec4:,  10:,  18:,  26:

Special Moon Events in 2021

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