January and March 2018 have 2 full moons. February has none. Astronomer David Chapman explains moon cycles and calendars, with a word about moon names in the indigenous Mi’kmaw nation of Canada’s northern woodlands.
Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids – happen with little to no interference from the moon.