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Lunar Phases and Eclipses
By the Numbers
Lunar Phases and Eclipses
The next full Moon will be on Thursday morning, April 6. It will appear full from Tuesday evening to Friday morning.
April 2023: The Next Full Moon is the Pink, Sprouting Grass, Egg, or Fish Moon
Research reveals a new explanation for how the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior.
Ocean Currents May Affect Rotation of Europa's Icy Crust
Based on observations from several NASA missions, the map details the path of the Moon’s shadow as it crosses the contiguous U.S. during eclipses in 2023 and 2024.
New NASA Map Details 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses in the US
The next full moon will be Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:40 AM EST. The Moon will appear full Sunday through Wednesday.
March 2023: The Next Full Moon is the Crow, Crust, Sap, Sugar, or Worm Moon
The next full Moon will be on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. The Moon will appear full from early Saturday morning through early Tuesday morning.
February 2023: The Next Full Moon is the Snow, Storm, or Hunger Moon
Why does the Moon look so big when it's rising or setting? The Moon illusion is the name for this trick our brains play on us.
The Moon Illusion: Why Does the Moon Look So Big Sometimes?
The next full Moon will be Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2023, at 6:08 PM EST. The Moon will appear full from Thursday evening through Sunday morning.
January 2023: The Next Full Moon is the Wolf or Ice Moon
Lunar Flashlight will hunt for surface water ice inside dark regions on the Moon that haven’t seen sunlight in billions of years.
Lunar Flashlight SmallSat Readies for Launch
Following a successful launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, the agency’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon.
Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon
The next full Moon will be Tuesday morning, November 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM EST.
November 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Beaver, Frost, Frosty, or Snow Moon
The next full moon is the Hunter's Moon; the Travel, Dying Grass, Sanguine, or Blood Moon.
October 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Hunter's Moon; the Travel, Dying Grass, Sanguine, or Blood Moon
The Next Full moon is the Harvest Moon
September 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon; the Fruit or Barley Moon
The next full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon and it’s a marginal supermoon.
August 2022: The Next Full Moon is Called the Sturgeon Moon - and a Marginal Supermoon
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft travels beyond the Moon during Artemis I, the spacecraft will carry a host of mementos.
Artemis I Becomes Cultural, Educational Time Capsule for Trip Around Moon
NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 F.
NASA's LRO Finds Lunar Pits Harbor Comfortable Temperatures
To most of us, dust is an annoyance. But these tiny particles that float about and settle on surfaces play an important role across the solar system.
10 Things: Dust in the Wind (on Mars and Well Beyond)
From deep below the soil at Earth’s polar regions to Pluto’s frozen heart, ice exists all over the solar system...and beyond.
Frozen: Ice on Earth and Well Beyond
Twelve of the 24 men who traveled from Earth to the Moon walked on its surface. The first, and most famous, was Neil Armstrong in 1969. The last man on the Moon – to date – was Gene Cernan in 1972.
Who Has Walked on the Moon?
Astronomers discovered the rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred on March 4. LRO spotted the crater.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Rocket Impact Site on Moon
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon, or the Mead, Honey, or Rose Moon.
June 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Supermoon
The next full moon is the Flower Moon and there will be a total lunar eclipse.
May 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon, the Corn, or Milk Moon
NASA has extended the planetary science missions of eight of its spacecraft due to their scientific productivity and potential to deepen our knowledge.
Exploration Extended for 8 Planetary Science Missions
The next full moon is the Pink Moon – also known as the Sprouting Grass, Egg, or Fish Moon.
April 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon, the Sprouting Grass, Egg, or Fish Moon
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft atop has arrived at Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center.
NASA's Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Complete First Roll to Launch Pad
The next full moon is the Crow, Crust, Sap, Sugar, and Worm Moon.
March 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Crow, Crust, Sap, Sugar, and Worm Moon