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The Best Full Moons in the Sky

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Different types of moons? But the Earth only has one moon, you might say. Sure, but depending on the month and the time of year, a regular ol' full Moon can take on a variety of different personalities. There's the Harvest Moon! A Blue Moon! A Wet Moon! Something called a Worm Moon that sounds fake, but is actually a thing! And of course, there is the infamous Blood Moon that the Internet goes crazy over in these modern times. But what is the best moon of all the kinds of moons? Cast your votes below!

What is a Blue Moon? Why does the Super Moon look so freaking big? Well, a Blue Moon is the second full moon in one calendar month and also the name of both a fun '50s standard and a brand of beer. As for the Super Moon, this happens when the lunar disk makes its closest approach to Earth and its proximity to the horizon makes it look big. Fun fact: if you bend over and look at a Super Moon between your legs, it will appear normal sized. Whoa, right!?

So, next time you see a full moon, impress your friends and relatives by going, "Oh, did you know that since this is the first full moon of July it should be referred to as the 'Buck Moon'?" They will be amazed and entranced by your knowledge of moon types and moon facts.
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    Blood Moon
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    Blood Moon

    Full moon during a total lunar eclipse, which appears red.
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    Blue Moon
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    Blue Moon

    Second full moon in one calendar month.
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    Super Moon
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    Super Moon

    Full moon which occurs as the lunar disk makes its closest approach to Earth.
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    Harvest Moon
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    Harvest Moon

    Full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.
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    Pink Moon
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    Pink Moon

    First full moon in April.
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    Cold Moon
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    Cold Moon

    First full moon in December.
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    Strawberry Moon
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    Strawberry Moon

    First full moon in June.
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    Worm Moon
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    Worm Moon

    First full moon in March.
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    Wet Moon
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    Wet Moon

    Horns of a crescent moon point upwards from the horizon.
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    Wolf Moon
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    Wolf Moon

    First full moon in January.
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    Black Moon
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    Black Moon

    Second new moon in one calendar month.
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    Snow Moon
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    Snow Moon

    First full moon in February.
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    Buck Moon
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    Buck Moon

    First full moon in July.
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    Beaver Moon
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    Beaver Moon

    First full moon in November.
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    Flower Moon
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    Flower Moon

    First full moon in May.
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    Sturgeon Moon
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    Sturgeon Moon

    First full moon in August.
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    Christmas Moon
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    Christmas Moon

    A full moon that happens on December 25.