1940 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1940

The 1940 Full Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the full moons in 1940 occurred during the year.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1940 full moons

The names and dates of the full moons in 1940 were:

  • Super Wolf Moon on January 24, 1940
  • Super Snow Moon on February 23, 1940
  • Super Worm Moon on March 23, 1940
  • Super Pink Moon on April 21, 1940
  • Full Flower Moon on May 21, 1940
  • Full Strawberry Moon on June 19, 1940
  • Full Buck Moon on July 19, 1940
  • Full Sturgeon Moon on August 17, 1940
  • Full Harvest Moon on September 16, 1940
  • Full Hunter’s Moon on October 16, 1940
  • Full Beaver Moon on November 14, 1940
  • Full Cold Moon on December 14, 1940

Full Moon Calendar 1940

In 1940 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1940 was on Wednesday, January 24, 1940.

January 24, 1940: Super Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1940 was on Wednesday, January 24, 1940 at 6:22 PM EST. The Super Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

February 23, 1940: Super Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1940 was on Friday, February 23, 1940 at 4:55 AM EST. The Super Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 23 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 23, 1940: Super Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1940 was on Saturday, March 23, 1940 at 2:33 PM EST. The Super Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 23 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 21, 1940: Super Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1940 was on Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 11:37 PM EST. The Super Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 21 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 21, 1940: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1940 was on Tuesday, May 21, 1940 at 9:33 AM EDT. The Full Flower Moon was the full moon of Spring. The May 21 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

June 19, 1940: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1940 was on Wednesday, June 19, 1940 at 7:01 PM EDT. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 19 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

July 19, 1940: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1940 was on Friday, July 19, 1940 at 5:55 AM EDT. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 19 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

August 17, 1940: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1940 was on Saturday, August 17, 1940 at 7:02 PM EDT. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 17 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

September 16, 1940: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1940 was on Monday, September 16, 1940 at 10:41 AM EDT. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 16 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

October 16, 1940: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 1940 was on Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 3:15 AM EST. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 16 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 14, 1940: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1940 was on Thursday, November 14, 1940 at 9:23 PM EST. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 14 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

December 14, 1940: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1940 was on Saturday, December 14, 1940 at 2:37 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 14 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

Full Moon Phases

The full moon phases in 1940 were:

Full Moon 1940Full Moon NameU.S. Eastern TimeSeason
January 24, 1940Super Wolf Moon6:22 PM ESTWinter
February 23, 1940Super Snow Moon4:55 AM ESTWinter
March 23, 1940Super Worm Moon2:33 PM ESTSpring
April 21, 1940Super Pink Moon11:37 PM ESTSpring
May 21, 1940Full Flower Moon9:33 AM EDTSpring
June 19, 1940Full Strawberry Moon7:01 PM EDTSpring
July 19, 1940Full Buck Moon5:55 AM EDTSummer
August 17, 1940Full Sturgeon Moon7:02 PM EDTSummer
September 16, 1940Full Harvest Moon10:41 AM EDTSummer
October 16, 1940Full Hunter’s Moon3:15 AM ESTAutumn
November 14, 1940Full Beaver Moon9:23 PM ESTAutumn
December 14, 1940Full Cold Moon2:37 PM ESTAutumn

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The minor phases are the waxing crescent, the waxing gibbous, the waning gibbous, and the waning crescent.

The lunar month lasts an average of 29.53 days and begins with the new moon. The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon.

A full moon occurs in the middle of the lunar month when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1940 full moons

Sources

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.