Blue Moons 1930 to 1939

From 1930 to 1939 there were eight blue moons. Two full moons in one month is the most common blue moon definition you’ll recognize. The other type of blue moon occurs when a season has an extra full moon. A seasonal blue moon is the third full moon in a season which has four full moons.

Between 1930 and 1939 there was a blue moon in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1939 and two blue moons in 1934. 1930, 1935, and 1938 did not have a blue moon.

Interested in learning more about the 1930 to 1939 Blue Moons, check out the calendar below.

Blue watercolor of the moon for the dates of the 1930 to 1939 blue moons

The dates and times provided by NASA for the United States (USA) Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) timezones. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time for reference. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local timezone may be different, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.

1930

There was not a blue moon in 1930. Each month had 1 full moon, and each season and 3 full moons.

Blue Moon 1931

The 1931 blue moon was on Sunday, May 31, 1931 at 10:33 AM EDT because it was a second full moon in May. The May 1931 Blue Moon was the sixth full moon in 1931 and the last full moon of Spring. The May 31 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

The first full moon of the May 1931 was on Saturday, May 2, 1931 at 1:14 AM EDT. The blue moon followed on May 31.

The lunar phases of the blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonMay 17, 1931 11:28 AM EDT3:28 PM UTC
First QuarterMay 24, 19313:39 PM EDT7:39 PM UTC
Full MoonMay 31, 1931 10:33 AM EDT2:33 PM UTC
Last QuarterJune 8, 1931 2:18 AM EDT6:18 AM UTC

Seasonal Blue Moon 1932

The 1932 seasonal blue moon was on Friday, May 20, 1932 at 1:09 AM EDT. Spring had four full moons. The May 1932 full moon was the third full moon of the season, making it a seasonal blue moon. The May 20 full moon was the fifth full moon of the year, a supermoon, and a blue moon in Scorpio.

Spring began in the afternoon on March 20 and ended on June 21 in 1932. The full full moons of Spring 1932 were:

  1. March 22, 1932: Super Worm Moon
  2. April 20, 1932: Super Pink Moon
  3. May 20, 1932: Super Flower Moon
  4. June 18, 1932: Super Strawberry Moon

The other interesting thing to note is that all four of the spring full moons were supermoons in 1932.

The lunar phases of the seasonal blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonMay 5, 19322:11 PM EDT6:11 PM UTC
First QuarterMay 13, 193210:02 AM EDT2:02 PM UTC
Full MoonMay 20, 19321:09 AM EDT5:09 AM UTC
Last QuarterMay 27, 193212:54 AM EDT4:54 AM UTC

Blue Moon 1933

The 1933 blue moon was on Sunday, December 31, 1933 because it was a second full moon in December. The December 1933 Blue Moon was the thirteen and last full moon of 1933. The December 31 Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and was the full moon in Cancer.

The first full moon of the December 1933 was on Friday, December 1, 1933 at 8:31 PM EST. The blue moon followed on New Year’s Eve on December 31 to end the year.

The lunar phases of the blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonDecember 16, 19339:53  PM EST2:53 AM UTC
(December 17)
First QuarterDecember 23, 19333:09  PM EST8:09 PM UTC
Full MoonDecember 31, 19333:54  PM EST8:54 PM UTC
Last QuarterJanuary 8, 19344:36  PM EST9:36 PM UTC

Blue Moons in 1934

There were two blue moons in 1934, one on March 30 as the second full moon in a month along with a seasonal blue moon on August 24 as Summer had an extra full moon.

March Blue Moon

The March blue moon was on Friday, March 30, 1934 at 8:15 PM EST. The March 1934 Blue Moon was the third full moon in 1934 and the first full moon of Spring. The March 30 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

The first full moon of the March 1934 was on Thursday, March 1, 1934 at 5:26 AM EST. The blue moon followed on March 30.

The lunar phases of the blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonMarch 15, 1934 7:08  AM EST12:08 PM UTC
First QuarterMarch 22, 19348:44  PM EST1:44 AM UTC
(March 23)
Full MoonMarch 30, 19348:15  PM EST1:15 AM UTC
(March 31)
Last QuarterApril 6, 19347:48  PM EST12:48 AM UTC
(April 7)

Seasonal Blue Moon

The 1934 seasonal blue moon was on Friday, August 24, 1934 at 3:36 PM EDT. Summer had four full moons. The August 1934 full moon was the third full moon of the season, making it a seasonal blue moon. The August 24 full moon was the eighth full moon of the year, and a full moon in Pisces.

Summer began in the evening on June 21 and ended on September 23 in 1934. The full moons of Summer 1934 were:

  1. June 27, 1934: Super Strawberry Moon
  2. July 26, 1934: Super Buck Moon
  3. August 24, 1934: Super Sturgeon Moon
  4. September 23, 1934: Super Harvest Moon

The other interesting thing to note is that all four of the summer full moons were supermoons in 1934. And the Harvest Moon was on the same day as the Autumnal equinox.

The lunar phases of the seasonal blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonAugust 10, 19344:45 AM EDT8:45 AM UTC
First QuarterAugust 18, 193412:33 AM EDT4:33 AM UTC
Full MoonAugust 24, 19343:36 PM EDT7:36 PM UTC
Last QuarterAugust 31, 1934 3:40 PM EDT7:40 PM UTC

1935

There was not a blue moon in 1935. Each month had 1 full moon, and each season and 3 full moons. After 3 years in a row of blue moons, there was not one during the year.

Blue Moon 1936

The 1936 blue moon was on Wednesday, September 30, 1936, because it was a second full moon September. The September 30 Blue Moon was the tenth full moon in 1936, the first full moon of Autumn and the full moon in Aries.

The September blue moon was both a supermoon as well as the closest full moon in 1936 to the Autumnal equinox making it a super harvest blue moon

The first full moon of the September 1936 was on Tuesday, September 1, 1936 at 8:37 AM EDT. The blue moon followed on September 30.

The lunar phases of the blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonSeptember 15, 19361:41 PM EDT5:41 PM UTC
First QuarterSeptember 23, 19366:12 PM EDT10:12 PM UTC
Full MoonSeptember 30, 19364:01  PM EST9:01 PM UTC
Last QuarterOctober 7, 19367:28  AM EST12:28 PM UTC

Seasonal Blue Moon 1937

The 1937 seasonal blue moon was on Saturday, August 21, 1937 at 8:47 PM EDT. Summer had four full moons. The August 1837 full moon was the third full moon of the season, making it a seasonal blue moon. The August 21 full moon was the eighth full moon of the year and the full moon in Aquarius.

Summer began in the afternoon on June 21 and ended on September 23 in 1937. The full full moons of Summer 1937 were:

  1. June 23, 1937: Full Strawberry Moon
  2. July 23, 1937: Full Buck Moon
  3. August 21, 1937: Full Sturgeon Moon
  4. September 20, 1937: Full Harvest Moon

The lunar phases of the seasonal blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonAugust 6, 19378:37 AM EDT12:37 PM UTC
First QuarterAugust 13, 193710:28 PM EDT2:28 AM UTC
(August 14)
Full MoonAugust 21, 19378:47 PM EDT12:47 AM UTC
(August 22)
Last QuarterAugust 28, 19377:54 PM EDT11:54 PM UTC

1938

There was not a blue moon in 1938. Each month had 1 full moon, and each season and 3 full moons.

Blue Moon 1939

The 1939 blue moon was on Monday, July 31, 1939 at 2:37 AM EDT because it was a second full moon in July. The July 1939 blue moon was the eighth full moon in 1937 and the second full moon of Summer. The July 31 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

The first full moon of the July 1939 was on Saturday, July 1, 1939 at 12:16 PM EDT. The blue moon followed on July 31.

The lunar phases of the blue moon were:

PhasePhase DateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
New MoonJuly 16, 19395:03 PM EDT9:03 PM UTC
First QuarterJuly 23, 19397:34 AM EDT11:34 AM UTC
Full MoonJuly 31, 19392:37 AM EDT6:37 AM UTC
Last QuarterAugust 8, 19395:18 AM EDT9:18 AM UTC

Blue Moon Calendar at a Glance

The eight blue moons of 1930 to 1939 were:

YearBlue MoonSeasonBlue Moon Type
1931May 31, 1931 10:33 AM EDTSpring2nd full moon in a month
1932May 20, 1932 1:09 AM EDTSpringSeasonal Blue Moon
1933December 31, 1933 3:54 PM ESTWinter2nd full moon in a month
1934March 30, 1934 8:15 PM ESTSpring2nd full moon in a month
1934August 24, 1934 3:36 PM EDTSummerSeasonal Blue Moon
1936September 30, 1936 4:01 PM ESTAutumn2nd full moon in a month
1937August 21, 1937 8:47 PM EDTSummerSeasonal Blue Moon
1939July 31, 1939 2:37 AM EDTSummer2nd full moon in a month
Blue watercolor of the moon for the dates of the 1930 to 1939 blue moons