When to Watch the Full Moons of 2024
Naxos, with its stunning landscapes and clear skies, offers a celestial spectacle every month – the full moon. In 2024, make sure to mark your calendars for these dates, when the moon will be at its brightest and fullest. Here’s a guide to the full moons of 2024 in Naxos, complete with a little snippet about what makes each date special.
January 25, 2024 – The Wolf Moon
The first full moon of 2024, known as the Wolf Moon, will grace the skies over Naxos on January 25. Named by Native American tribes for the howling wolves during this time of year, it’s a perfect time to enjoy the brisk winter air and the moon’s luminous presence from the island’s serene beaches.
February 24, 2024 – The Snow Moon
February’s full moon, called the Snow Moon, will appear on the 24th. This moon traditionally symbolizes the heavy snowfall during this period. In Naxos, although snow is rare, the moon’s bright light reflecting off the Aegean Sea offers a different kind of winter wonderland.
March 25, 2024 – The Worm Moon
As spring starts to awaken, the Worm Moon will emerge on March 25. This moon signifies the thawing of the ground and the return of earthworms, heralding the rejuvenation of life. It’s a delightful time to experience the blooming landscapes of Naxos under the moonlight.
April 23, 2024 – The Pink Moon
Named for the pink flowers that bloom in early spring, the Pink Moon will appear on April 23. This is an ideal time to witness the harmonious blend of springtime flora and the clear night sky on the island, offering a truly picturesque view.
May 22, 2024 – The Flower Moon
May’s full moon, known as the Flower Moon, will be on May 22. This moon celebrates the abundance of flowers during this month. Enjoy a moonlit walk through the fragrant gardens and olive groves of Naxos, basking in the natural beauty.
June 21, 2024 – The Strawberry Moon
On June 21, the Strawberry Moon, named by Algonquin tribes for the strawberry picking season, will illuminate the skies. It’s the perfect time for a beachside evening, enjoying the warm summer air and the spectacular view of the moon over the sea.
July 20, 2024 – The Buck Moon
The Buck Moon, signifying the time when new antlers grow on deer bucks, will occur on July 20. This is the heart of summer in Naxos, and the full moon brings a magical aura to the island’s vibrant nightlife and festivities.
August 19, 2024 – The Sturgeon Moon
Named after the large sturgeon fish traditionally caught during this month, the Sturgeon Moon will be visible on August 19. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a moonlit dinner by the sea, with the fresh catch of the day and a stunning view.
September 17, 2024 – The Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon falls on September 17. This moon, closest to the autumn equinox, historically gave farmers more light to harvest their crops. In Naxos, it’s a time to enjoy the fruits of the harvest under the radiant moonlight.
October 16, 2024 – The Hunter’s Moon
Following the Harvest Moon is the Hunter’s Moon on October 16. This moon provided hunters the light to stalk prey at night. In modern times, it’s a perfect occasion for a nighttime stroll along the island’s ancient paths, bathed in moonlight.
November 15, 2024 – The Beaver Moon
The Beaver Moon will appear on November 15, marking the time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze. In Naxos, it signifies the onset of cooler temperatures, offering a serene and peaceful moonlit landscape.
December 14, 2024 – The Cold Moon
To close the year, the Cold Moon will shine on December 14. This moon got its name due to the cold conditions of this time of year. In Naxos, it’s a magical time to enjoy the moon’s glow against the backdrop of the island’s tranquil winter scenery.
Each full moon brings its own unique beauty and significance, making Naxos an ideal destination to enjoy these celestial events throughout the year. Remember, while the dates are fixed, the experience each moon offers is always wonderfully unique!