Here's The Full Moon For Your Birthday Month

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There are always a few givens when it comes to your birthday month. There will be Facebook messages from people you haven't spoken to since high school, and "happy birthday" texts that trickle in for days after the actual event. And let's not forget the presents, sweets, and drinks enjoyed in celebrations spread over the course of the month.

But there's more to your birthday month than your newsfeed and another candle on the cake. (And no, I'm not talking about horoscopes.) Every month brings with it a new full moon and another worthwhile reason to gaze up at the sky.

You might know you're a Capricorn, but do you know which moon is yours and why it's called what it is? From the Strawberry Moon to the Flower Moon, each has a seasonal meaning. Click through to find out which pie in the sky is yours, and when to look for it in 2017.
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The Wolf Moon
Born in January? You can look forward to the full Wolf Moon. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, Native American tribes named the moon after the hungry wolves that began to gather outside of their villages during cold winter months. So, go ahead — howl for some red velvet cake. The moon will reach peak fullness around 6:30 a.m. on January 12, 2017.
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The Snow Moon
Many a February baby was born during a heavy snowfall, so it probably comes as no surprise that your full moon is called the Snow Moon. Its alternate names — the Bone Moon and the Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon — also reference cold temperatures. Snuggle up and get cozy by the (hopefully, indoor) fire. In 2017, the Snow Moon will reach its peak around 7:30 p.m. on February 10.
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The Worm Moon
Okay, so March kids don't get a name as elegant as the Snow Moon or as minimalist as the Cold Moon, but at least it's the official start of spring. The Old Farmer's Almanac reports that as the ground began to thaw, worms made their presence known, hence the Worm Moon. Head outside to see the moon on March 12.
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The Pink Moon
In April, we wear pink. Or, at least, have the Pink Moon. Sadly, the moon isn't actually pink. It's named for the early spring flowers and moss that are pink in coloration. It's fittingly also the smallest full moon of the year. You'll have to stay up late to see this one. It'll reach its peak around 2 a.m. on April 11.
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The Flower Moon
Flowers might start popping up in April, but May babies are the ones who can enjoy the glory of the Flower Moon, thanks to lots of growth in consistently warmer temperatures. The moon has also been called the Mother's Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn-Planting Moon. Catch it on May 10, 2017, around 5:45 p.m.
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The Strawberry Moon
It's finally strawberry season! The juicy berries are perfect for picking and they've got a ripe, full moon to match. The 2016 Strawberry Moon was especially notable because it coincided with the summer solstice. In 2017, the honey-colored moon rises earlier in the month, on June 9.
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The Buck Moon
If you're a July baby and aren't crazy about having the Buck Moon, so named for the time when male deer grow new antlers, you've got other options. According to, the moon is also referred to as the Hungry Ghost Moon, the Hay Moon, and the Thunder Moon. Summer storms, anyone? Hopefully, the night will be clear on July 9, around midnight, when this moon reaches its peak.
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The Blueberry Moon
Unfortunately, August's full moon only resembles a blueberry in terms of its shape. It's also called the Sturgeon Moon, after a type of fish caught in the waters of Vermont's Lake Champlain, as well last the Green Corn Moon. Watch for it on August 7.
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The Harvest Moon
If you were born in September, you get the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox, signaling the start of fall. Farmers would use the extra light from the moon to harvest their crops. The 2016 harvest moon was extra special because it coincided with the year's final lunar eclipse. Look out for it bright and early at 5 a.m. on September 1.
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The Hunter's Moon
Sweater weather has arrived! The Hunter's Moon was so named because tribes used its bright light to hunt after hours (i.e., post-daylight) to store up food for the winter. The only thing we want to go hunting for this time of year is a crowd-pleasing Halloween costume. You can look for it earlier in the month, on October 5, in 2017.
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The Beaver Moon
The name isn't as sexy as October's Hunter's Moon, but 2016's Beaver Moon was truly spectacular: It was the nearest supermoon to appear since 1948, and we won't see another one this close until 2034. But November birthdays, fear not — you'll get another beautiful, full Beaver Moon in 2017, on November 4.
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The Cold Moon
Bundle up: December's supermoon is bound to be a chilly one to watch, hence its name. In 2015, the full moon filled the sky on Christmas Day. In 2016, it comes sooner, peaking on December 13. And in 2017, it will rise even earlier, on December 3. Stay warm out there, moon watchers.
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