Looking north, moving right (east) to see moonrises 12, 4, 5, 7 over Gulf to moonsets 6, 5, 4, 12, 1 in west
The moon image sizes differ but their positions on the horizon are correct

Year 2015 13 moons

Reaching for the moonThe original idea was to track each full moon rise and set for a year, recording positions around the horizon from a single site, the ramp in Deer Lake State Park, FL. The project is complete.

Only Full Moon 12 rose and set clearly. Full Moon 4 rose clearly. With only three out of 28 possible moon set or rise events visible at the horizon, the project failed. I succeeded in seeing nine moon sets or rises near the horizon that allow me to predict generally full moon locations during the year. I have a sense of seasonal changes. Being out there made the project worth the effort. Always a beautiful adventure with some magnificent sunsets and sunrises.

I honor equinoxes, solstices, and some new moons too. Dates in moons, solstices, equinoxes, months and some hours and minutes in UT or Central Time zone, with full moonrises and moonsets. Full moon time is colored red. For the last event, see Moon 13.


full moon 1 setting

Moon 1

December 21, 2014 new moon 1, Outer solstice 23:03 UT or 5:03 p.m. CST Sunday. Lineup.

January 4 full moon 1 10:54 p.m. CST Sunday rise-16:51 set-05:56

full moon 2 setting

Moon 2

Jan. 20 new moon 2 7:15 a.m. CST Tuesday

February 3 full moon 2 5:10 p.m. CST Tuesday rise-17:24 set-06:04

full moon 3 rising

Moon 3

Feb. 18 new moon 3 5:49 p.m. CST Wednesday

March 5 full moon 3 12:07 p.m. CST Thursday rise-17:55 set-05:51

Mar. 8 Daylight Savings Time starts in USA (CDT) Sunday (move clocks 1 hour forward)

Full moon 4 at moonrise

Moon 4

Mar. 20 new moon 4 4:39 a.m. CDT. Advance equinox 22:45 UT or 5:45 p.m. CDT Friday

April 4 full moon 4 7:07 a.m. CDT Saturday rise-19:26 set-06:33

Full moon 5 rising

Moon 5

Apr. 18 new moon 5 1:59 p.m. CDT Saturday

May 3 full moon 5 10:45 p.m. CDT Sunday rise-19:07 set-05:45

Full moon 6 rising

Moon 6

May 17 new moon 6 11:16 p.m. CDT Sunday

June 2 full moon 6 11:22 a.m. CDT Tuesday rise-19:46 set-05:49

Full moon 7

Moon 7

Jun. 16 new moon 7 9:08 a.m. CDT Tuesday

Jun. 21 Inner solstice 16:38 UT 11:38 a.m. CDT Sunday

July 1 full moon 7 9:22 p.m. CDT Wednesday rise-19:26 set-05:24

Full moon 8 at 4:38AM

Moon 8

Jul. 15 new moon 8 8:26 p.m. CDT Wednesday

Jul. 25 Day out of time for 13-moon calendar

Jul. 31 full moon 8 5:46 a.m. CDT Friday rise-19:48 set-06:12 Blue Moon

Full moon 9 on Aug. 29, 2015 at 4:15AM

Moon 9

August 14 new moon 9 9:55 a.m. CDT Friday

Aug. 29 full moon 9 1:38 p.m. CDT Saturday rise-19:09 set-06:03

Mrunes and moon near eclipse on September 27, 2015

Moon 10

September 13 new moon 10 1:42 a.m. CDT Sunday

Sep. 21 International Day of Peace Monday

Sep. 23 Follow equinox 8:21 UT or 3:21 a.m. CDT Wednesday

Sep. 27 full moon 10 9:52 p.m. CDT Sunday rise-18:26 set-05:54 plus eclipse at 9:52 p.m. CDT

Full moon 11 visionary meditation vision

Moon 11

October 12 new moon 11 7:07 p.m. CDT Monday

Oct. 27 full moon 11 7:06 a.m. CDT Tuesday rise-18:30 set-06:53

November 1 Daylight Savings Time ends in USA Sunday

Full moon 12 rising

Moon 12

Nov. 11 new moon 12 11:48 a.m. CST Wednesday

Nov. 25 full moon 12 4:45 p.m. CST Wednesday rise-16:56 set-05:44

Full moon 13 sky map

Moon 13

December 11 new moon 13 4:30 a.m. CST Friday

Dec. 22 Outer solstice 4:48 UT or Dec. 21 10:48 p.m. CST Monday

Dec. 25 full moon 13 5:12 a.m. CST Friday rise-17:27 set-06:29 (Note, this is in Wholeo next year, that starts on the Outer solstice)


This moon calendar didn't work out evenly for 13 moons. It is not exactly a 28-day cycle as I had thought. We have 13 new moons and only 12 full moons. I'm studying moon years and will correct this page as I learn. The seed idea is a journal entry on 2014-12-06.

Moon phases calendar at in MST time, add 1 hour for CST. Or try in Eastern time, subtract 1 hour for Central time.

Sunrise/sunset or moonrise/moonset Table at for Panama City Beach, Florida, Central Standard Time (CST). Add an hour when Daylight Savings Time (CDT) is in effect.

Daylight Time table for the USA For 2015 March 8 - Nov. 1.

Earth's Seasons calendar at

See Season page.

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