science The Best Full Moons in the Sky  

Amy Boal
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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Blood Moon Full moon during a total lunar eclipse, which appears red.

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Super Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Super Moon Full moon which occurs as the lunar disk makes its closest approach to Earth.

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Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Blue Moon Second full moon in one calendar month.

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Harvest Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Harvest Moon Full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.

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Pink Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Pink Moon First full moon in April.

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Strawberry Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Strawberry Moon First full moon in June.

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Cold Moon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Cold Moon First full moon in December.

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Snow Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Snow Moon First full moon in February.

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Worm Moon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Worm Moon First full moon in March.

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Black Moon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Black Moon Second new moon in one calendar month.

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Wet Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Wet Moon Horns of a crescent moon point upwards from the horizon.

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Wolf Moon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Wolf Moon First full moon in January.

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Buck Moon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Buck Moon First full moon in July.

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Beaver Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Beaver Moon First full moon in November.

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Flower Moon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Flower Moon First full moon in May.

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Sturgeon Moon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Sturgeon Moon First full moon in August.

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Christmas Moon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Full Moons in the Sky
Christmas Moon A full moon that happens on December 25.