Full moon calendar 2022: When to see the next full moon

Here are the dates for the full moons in 2022

Lunar Eclipse, Moon

The next full moon will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6:02 a.m. EDT (1102 GMT), but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer.

The November full moon is known as Full Beaver Moon and this month it coincides with a total lunar eclipse! The Beaver Blood Moon lunar eclipse will be visible across North America, parts of South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It will also be the first-ever total lunar eclipse to coincide the Election Day in the United States. You can watch the total lunar eclipse on Space.com for free, courtesy of several webcasts from observatories across the United States that start at 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT).


The full moon shows its face to Earth about once a month. Well, sort of.

Most of the time, the full moon isn’t perfectly full. We always see the same side of the moon, but part of it is in shadow, due to the moon’s rotation. Only when the moon, Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned is the moon 100% full, and that alignment produces a lunar eclipse.

The event is what astronomers call a lunar occultation and it will be visible from northern America and parts of Asia

And sometimes — once in a blue moon — the moon is full twice in a month (or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer)

You can prepare for the next full moon or eclipse with our guide on how to photograph a lunar eclipse, as well as how to photograph the moon with a camera in general, can help you make the most of the event. If you need imaging gear, consider our best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography to make sure you’re ready for the next eclipse.


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