Under the snow moon: How the Moon Has Inspired Thought
While it may seem as though snow days are behind us for the year, you can never be quite sure there won’t be a few more frost-filled days to come before spring dawns - and there will certainly be what’s called a “snow moon” coming this Sunday (5 February).
What is a snow moon?
The “snow moon” is the name given to the beautifully bright full moon in February, typically the coldest month of the year in the UK (especially in coastal areas) and the northern hemisphere in general. It is the second full moon of the year, after the wolf moon which happens in January.
What time can I see the snow moon?
This year (2023) you’ll be able to see the snow moon at 6.28pm.
Are there any other names for the snow moon?
Yes - Native North Americans sometimes call it the “hunger moon” or the “bone moon” due to the lack of food resources there can be at this time of year.
What other moons are there through the year?
Full moons through 2023 are as follows:
- March 7: Worm Moon
- April 6: Pink Moon
- May 5: Flower Moon
- June 3: Strawberry Moon
- July 3: Buck Moon (supermoon)
- August 1: Sturgeon Moon (supermoon)
- August 30: Blue Moon (supermoon)
- September 29: Harvest Moon (supermoon)
- October 28: Hunter's Moon
- November 27: Beaver Moon
- December 26: Cold Moon
Our moon-inspired gifts
If you’re a moon lover, or you know someone who is, we’ve got some beautiful lunar-inspired gifts, including our sparkle moon dress ; our ecosilver moon-faced ring and our super soft mona bamboo moon socks