People have long believed in the power ofÂ the moon â€“ and as a species, we tend to have most interest in full moons.
The moon tends to be seen in phases (such as a crescent shape or half moon).
And it becomes a full moon when Earth is directly aligned between the moon and sun â€“ which means it is fully illuminated by the sun, making it completely visible and appear as a large orb in the sky.
There are quite a few different types of full moon â€“ from the Pink Moon to the Harvest Moon. And they occur roughly once a month, occasionally more, at very different times of night.
But when is the next full moon taking place in the UK, and will we be able to see it? And what is its name?
Hereâ€™s what you need to know.
What and when is the next full moon?
The next full moon in the UK is called the Wolf Moon. It takes place on Monday, January 17.
The Wolf Moon, according to The Old Farmerâ€™s Almanac, was named for howling wolves Native American people would hear during the dark nights of the winter months.
You might also hear the Wolf Moon called the â€˜Cold Moonâ€™, due to the frosty weather.
Where to see the upcoming Wolf Moon
The Wolf Moon will be all over the UK from 11.48pm tonight â€“ though itâ€™ll look super bright before and after this time, too.
It almost goes without saying that itâ€™ll be easiest to see in areas where the sky is clear and there are few clouds.
If you want to capture it on camera, youâ€™ll need to be savvy with your iPhone. Try these moon photography tips.
2022 full moon calendar dates
Amazingly, we already know when 2022â€™s full moons will take place, and exactly when to look for them.
The next full moon, called the Snow Moon, is due on February 16. In the UK, itâ€™ll be visible at the much earlier time of 4.56pm.
Mid-March sees the arrival of the Worm Moon, while Aprilâ€™s full moon is called the Pink Moon.
You can see the full calendar hereâ€¦
Full Moon dates for 2022, according to The Royal Observatory, with times shown in GMT
January 17 (11.48pm)Â â€“ Wolf Moon
February 16 (4.56pm)Â â€“ Snow Moon
March 18 (7.18am)Â â€“ Worm Moon
April 16 (7.55pm)Â â€“ Pink Moon
May 16 (05.14am)Â â€“ Flower Moon (total lunar eclipse)
June 14 (12.51pm)Â Strawberry Moon
July 13 (7.38pm)Â â€“ Buck Moon
August 12 (2.36am)Â â€“ Sturgeon Moon
September 10 (10.59am)Â â€“ Corn/Harvest Moon
October 9 (9.55pm)Â â€“ Hunterâ€™s Moon
November 8 (11.02am)Â â€“ Beaver Moon
December 8 (4.08am) â€“Â Cold Moon
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