Full Moon 2021 timeline: The lunar events to look out for this year

FULL MOON fans have a series of amazing lunar events to look forward to in 2021. Express.co.uk presents a timeline of all the Full Moons arriving over the coming 12 months.

PUBLISHED: 13:49, Mon, Jan 4, 2021 | UPDATED: 13:56, Mon, Jan 4, 2021

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Wolf Moon: January full moon significance explained

Stargazers can anticipate experiencing numerous meteor showers, some solar and lunar eclipses and a full score of Full Moons arriving over the course of this year. To help astronomy enthusiasts keep track of these events, we have curated a calendar detailing 2021’s key events including the Full Moons.

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The Moon has guided timekeepers for millennia, thanks to its regular rhythms.

The celestial satellite’s influence on Earth’s cycles, in particular tides, has been charted by cultures around the world throughout the ages.

Increasingly in-depth understanding about the Moon has revealed how our orb actually moderates Earth’s wobble on its axis.

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This is important as it results in a sufficiently-stable climate over billions of years.

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Full Moon 2021 timeline: A full score of Full Moons will arrive over the course of this yearFull Moon 2021 timeline: A full score of Full Moons will arrive over the course of this year (Image: Getty)

Full Moon 2021 timeline: The Moon has guided timekeepers for millennia, thanks to its regular rhythmsFull Moon 2021 timeline: The Moon has guided timekeepers for millennia, thanks to its regular rhythms (Image: Getty)

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What are the man phases of the Moon?

People frequently forget how the Moon does not shine – it merely reflects.

Just like daytime on Earth, sunlight illuminates the Moon, but you just cannot always see it.

When sunlight bounces off the Moon's pockmarked far side — the portion invisible from Earth — the phase is known a New Moon.

When sunlight reflects off the near side, astronomers term this as a Full Moon.

There are in total eight phases of the Moon, proceeding in this order: New Moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, Full Moon, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning

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