Astronomy

Mo’edim: Full Moons for the Lunar Year 2018 – 2019 #RoshChodesh #FullMoon

The moon “photobombs” Earth. These images were captured by NASA’s EPIC camera aboard NOAA DSCOVR satellite on July 5 2016. Image credit: NASA

Shalom, everyone! The following are the full moons along with their names and the arrival dates and times in the Northern Hemisphere for the 2018-2019 lunar year. Just a reminder that on the ecclesiastical lunar calendar, the full moon is the “new moon” or “Rosh Chodesh,” and is the “head of the month,” or “beginning of the month.” Contrary to the most widely accepted teaching, the event of Rosh Chodesh was triggered by the sighting of the full moon, when the moon shines at its brightest, not the dark moon nor the first visible waxing crescent moon (FVC). Rosh Chodesh is one of the mo’edim YAH commanded B’nei Yisrael to celebrate as a time of recognition. In the Book of Numbers, YAH says to Moshe (Moses):

“Also in the day of your gladness, and in your appointed seasons, and in your new moons, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.'” ~ Numbers 10:10


Full Moons for the Lunar Year 2018 – 2019

Lunar Month Full Moon Arrival Date Arrival Time
(EDT USA)
Sidereal Constellation
 First Month (Aviv)  Worm Moon Sat Mar 31 2018  8:36 am  Pisces
 Second Month (Ziv)  Pink Moon Sun Apr 29 2018  8:58 pm  Aries
 Third Month  Flower Moon Tue May 29 2018  10:19 am  Taurus
 Fourth Month  Strawberry Moon Thu Jun 28 2018  12:53 am  Gemini
 Fifth Month  Buck Moon Fri Jul 27 2018  4:20 pm  Cancer
 Sixth Month  Sturgeon Moon Sun Aug 26 2018  7:56 am  Leo
 Seventh Month (Ethanim)  Harvest Moon Mon Sep 24 2018  10:52 pm  Virgo
 Eighth Month (Bul)  Hunter’s Moon Wed Oct 24 2018  12:45 pm  Libra
 Ninth Month  Beaver Moon Fri Nov 23  2018  12:39 am  Scorpio-Ophiuchus
 Tenth Month  Cold Moon Sat Dec 22 2018  12:48 pm  Sagittarius
 Eleventh Month  Wolf Moon Mon Jan 21 2019  12:16 am  Capricorn
 Twelfth Month  Snow Moon Tue Feb 19 2019  10:53 am  Aquarius

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