Folklore Moon Names for 2010

The dates for the full moons were calculated for the Pacific Time Zone in the western United States. The dates of the full moons in your time zone may vary by a day.

The names for 2010 are valid using both the “Maine Rule” and the “Astronomical Seasons Rule” until the Autumnal Equinox (September 22, 2010). The following sequence of events cause the Maine Rule and the Astronomical Rule to diverge for 4 months.”

  1. Autumn (”Maine Rule”) starts September 22, 2010 midnight.
  2. Full Moon September 22, 2010 02:18:21 am (PST)
  3. Autumn (”Astronomical Rule”) starts at Autumnal Equinox September 22, 2010 08:10:33 pm (PST)

The “Maine Rule” and the “Astronomical Seasons Rule” will re-sync themselves at the March 19, 2011 Full Moon after the “Maine Rule” has its “Blue Moon” on February 28, 2011.

Moon Names for 2010 per the Maine Rule
“¤” per The Farmers’ Almanac

  • January 29, 2010
    • Snow Moon ¤
    • Hunger Moon
  • February 28, 2010
    • Worm Moon ¤
    • Lenten Moon
    • Sap Moon
    • Crow Moon
  • March 29, 2010
    • Pink Moon ¤
    • Pascal Moon
    • Egg Moon
    • Easter Moon
    • Grass Moon
  • April 28, 2010
    • Flower Moon ¤
    • Corn Planting Moon
    • Milk Moon
  • May 27, 2010
    • Strawberry Moon ¤
    • Rose Moon
  • June 26, 2010
    • Buck Moon ¤
    • Thunder Moon
    • Hay Moon
    • Honey Moon
  • July 25, 2010
    • Sturgeon Moon ¤
    • Grain Moon
    • Green Corn Moon
  • August 24, 2010
    • Corn Moon ¤
    • Fruit Moon
    • Barley Moon
  • September 23, 2010
    • Harvest Moon ¤
  • October 22, 2010
    • Hunter’s Moon ¤
  • November 21, 2010
    • Cold Moon ¤
    • Long Night Moon
    • Moon Before Yule
  • December 21, 2010
    • Wolf Moon ¤
    • Old Moon
    • Moon after Yule

Moon Names for 2010 per the Astronomical Seasons Rule
“¤” per The Farmers’ Almanac

  • January 29, 2010
    • Snow Moon ¤
    • Hunger Moon
  • February 28, 2010
    • Worm Moon ¤
    • Lenten Moon
    • Sap Moon
    • Crow Moon
  • March 29, 2010
    • Pink Moon ¤
    • Pascal Moon
    • Egg Moon
    • Easter Moon
    • Grass Moon
  • April 28, 2010
    • Flower Moon ¤
    • Corn Planting Moon
    • Milk Moon
  • May 27, 2010
    • Strawberry Moon ¤
    • Rose Moon
  • June 26, 2010
    • Buck Moon ¤
    • Thunder Moon
    • Hay Moon
    • Honey Moon
  • July 25, 2010
    • Sturgeon Moon ¤
    • Grain Moon
    • Green Corn Moon
  • August 24, 2010
    • Corn Moon ¤
    • Fruit Moon
    • Barley Moon
  • September 23, 2010
    • Harvest Moon ¤
  • October 22, 2010
    • Hunter’s Moon ¤
  • November 21, 2010
  • December  21, 2010
    • Cold Moon ¤
    • Long Night Moon
    • Moon Before Yule

Moon Names (and their alternate names) are based upon their positions (First, Second, Last) within a season. With the following added rules:

  • The Honey Moon is the closest new moon to the beginning of Summer.
  • The Harvest Moon is the closest new moon to the beginning of Autumn.
  • The Hunter’s Moon is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon.
  • Seasons with four full moons designate the third moon in the season as the Blue Moon.

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