See the Lunar calendar for August 2022 with new and full moon phases with dates.
This is when the moon is completely bright and can be seen in the night sky. The new moon phase for August occurs on August 2nd. The next full moon phase occurs on August 16th. This is when the moon is completely bright and can be seen in the night sky. Two other phases occur between these two, which are the waxing crescent phase and the waning crescent phase. These are when the moon is partially lit up and can be seen in the night sky.
New & Full Lunar Calendar for August 2022
This phase happens once per month, around the day of the lunar cycle. The first one will occur on August 2nd, and the second will occur on August 31st. These are the only two full moons that will occur in August of 2022.
There is also a belief that the full moon can cause werewolves to transform into their animal form. Whether or not these beliefs are true, there is no doubt that the full moon is a special time.
If you want to experience the full moon in all its glory, there are a few things you can do. One option is to go outside and look up at the moon. Another option is to find a spot where the moon will be visible for a longer period of time. This could be on top of a hill or mountaintop. Once you have found a good spot, simply sit back and enjoy the view!
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August 2022 Moon Phases with Dates
Full Moon: August 2, 2022 at 1:27 p.m. EDT
First Quarter: August 9, 2022 at 7:12 a.m. EDT
Full Moon: August 16, 2022 at 11:56 p.m. EDT
Last Quarter: August 23, 2022 at 5:34 p.m. EDT
The next full moon will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, visible in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia and Australasia.
The moon will reach peak fullness—known as 100% full—at 1:27 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 2. But it will appear plenty full the night before and after its peak. On Monday night, August 1, the moon will rise in the east at 8:10 p.m. local time and set in the west at 6:02 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning, August 3. (These times vary depending on your location.)
The Sturgeon Moon is traditionally considered a good time for fishing since sturgeon are said to bite more readily during this phase of the moon cycle. Other activities that are said to be auspicious during this time include harvesting corn, grains, and other vegetables; canning and preserving fruits; and cutting hay.
This month’s full moon will also be a partial lunar eclipse, visible in parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. The August 16 eclipse will begin at 11:56 p.m. EDT (03:56 Universal Time on August 17), as the moon enters the penumbra. The maximum eclipse—when the moon is deepest in the shadow—will occur at 1:29 a.m. EDT (05:29 UT). The eclipse will end at 2:53 a.m. EDT (06:53 UT), as the moon leaves the penumbra.
During the peak of the eclipse, about 60% of the moon’s surface will be covered by the Earth’s shadow. (The exact percentage varies depending on your location.) The partial eclipse will be visible in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In Europe, the eclipse will be visible after midnight on August 17. In Africa and Asia, the eclipse will occur in the early morning hours of August 17. And in Australia, the eclipse will be visible in the evening hours of August 17.