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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets and night sky guide for May

Visible planets and night sky guide for May 2024. This evening, the almost full moon will lie near the bright, red star Antares in Scorpius the Scorpion.

May’s full moon is called the Flower Moon

The May full moon occurs in the morning of May 23, but looks full on the previous evening and as it rises on May 23. Learn more about the Flower Moon.

April full moon – the Pink Moon – falls on April 23

The April 2024 full moon – on April 23 – is the Pink Moon and lies near the star Spica in the constellation Virgo. Find star charts here.

March full moon is the Worm Moon

The March full moon on March 24-25, 2024, is near the bright star Spica in the constellation Virgp. There's also a penumbral lunar eclipse!

February full moon is the smallest of 2024

The February full moon - or Snow Moon - happens overnight on February 23-24, 2024. It's the smallest full moon of 2024 and glows near the bright star Regulus.

January full moon is the Wolf Moon. See it tonight!

The 2024 January full moon falls on January 25. It's in Cancer and appears nearby the Beehive star cluster. It also closely follows the path of the sun in July.

Best sky scenes of 2024: What not to miss!

Check out the best sky scenes of 2024! A total solar eclipse crosses North America, planets have close pairings, a comet may shine bright and more!

December full moon – Long Night Moon – mimics the June sun

The December full moon is called the Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule, or Cold Moon. It crosses high in the sky, mimicking the June sun.

November full moon and Jupiter this weekend

The November full moon will fall overnight on November 26-27, 2023. Bright Jupiter will be nearby. And the Pleiades star cluster will lie in the moon's glare.

September full moon 2024 is a super Harvest Moon

The September full moon - the Harvest Moon supermoon - happens overnight on September 28-29, 2023. This full moon lies between Jupiter and Saturn.