1961 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1961

The Full Moon 1961 Calendar will help you look back at the full moons in 1961 that 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 1961 full moons

What were the 1961 Full Moon Dates?

In 1961 there were 13 full moons on the following dates based on the United States Eastern time zone. The dates and names of the 1961 Full Moons were:

  • January 1, 1961, the Full Wolf Moon
  • January 31, 1961, the Full Blue Moon
  • March 2, 1961, the Full Worm Moon
  • April 1, 1961, the Full Pink Moon
  • April 30, 1961, the Full Blue Moon
  • May 30, 1961, the Full Flower Moon
  • June 28, 1961, the Super Strawberry Moon
  • July 27, 1961, the Super Buck Moon
  • August 25, 1961, the Super Sturgeon Moon
  • September 24, 1961, the Super Harvest Moon
  • October 23, 1961, the Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November 22, 1961, the Full Beaver Moon
  • December 21, 1961, the Full Cold Moon

Full Moon 1961 Calendar By Month

For 1961, there were 13 full moons. The year started with its first full moon in New Year’s Day setting up the year to have 13 full moons and three blue moons during the year.

In addition to January and April each having two full moons, Autumn had a seasonal blue moon with an extra full moon during the season.

January 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in January 1961 was on Sunday, January 1, 1961 at 6:06 PM EST. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer.

January 1961 Blue Moon

The full moon in January 1961 was on Tuesday, January 31, 1961 at 1:47 PM EST. The Full Blue Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 1961 Blue Moon was the full moon in Leo.

March 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in March 1961 was on Thursday, March 2, 1961 at 8:35 AM EST. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo. The March Lunar Eclipse on March 2 was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

April 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in April 1961 was on Saturday, April 1, 1961 at 12:47 AM EST. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 1961 Blue Moon

The full moon in April 1961 was on Sunday, April 30, 1961 at 2:40 PM EDT. The Full Blue Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 1961 Blue Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in May 1961 was on Tuesday, May 30, 1961 at 12:37 AM EDT. The Full Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

June 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in June 1961 was on Wednesday, June 28, 1961 at 8:38 AM EDT. The Super Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

July 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in July 1961 was on Thursday, July 27, 1961 at 3:50 PM EDT. The Super Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

August 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in August 1961 was on Friday, August 25, 1961 at 11:13 PM EDT. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces. The August Lunar Eclipse on August 25 was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

September 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in September 1961 was on Sunday, September 24, 1961 at 7:33 AM EDT. The Super Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

October 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in October 1961 was on Monday, October 23, 1961 at 5:31 PM EDT. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in November 1961 was on Wednesday, November 22, 1961 at 4:44 AM EST. The Full Beaver Moon was the third full moon of Autumn. The November 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. As the third full moon in a season with four, the November Full Moon was called a seasonal blue moon.

December 1961 Full Moon

The full moon in December 1961 was on Thursday, December 21, 1961 at 7:42 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

New Moons and Full Moons in 1961

The new moons and full moons in 1961 were on

MoonUS Eastern Date & TimeNameSignSeason
January Full MoonJanuary 1, 1961 6:06 PM ESTFull Wolf MoonCancerWinter
January New MoonJanuary 16, 1961 4:30 PM ESTNew Blue MoonCapricornWinter
January Full MoonJanuary 31, 1961 1:47 PM ESTFull Blue MoonLeoWinter
February New MoonFebruary 15, 1961 3:10 AM ESTNew Worm MoonAquariusWinter
March Full MoonMarch 2, 1961 8:35 AM ESTFull Worm MoonVirgoWinter
March New MoonMarch 16, 1961 1:51 PM ESTNew Pink MoonPiscesWinter
April Full MoonApril 1, 1961 12:47 AM ESTFull Pink MoonLibraSpring
April New MoonApril 15, 1961 12:37 AM ESTNew Blue MoonAriesSpring
April Full MoonApril 30, 1961 2:40 PM EDTFull Blue MoonScorpioSpring
May New MoonMay 14, 1961 12:54 PM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
May Full MoonMay 30, 1961 12:37 AM EDTFull Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
June New MoonJune 13, 1961 1:16 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
June Full MoonJune 28, 1961 8:38 AM EDTSuper Strawberry MoonCapricornSummer
July New MoonJuly 12, 1961 3:11 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July Full MoonJuly 27, 1961 3:50 PM EDTSuper Buck MoonAquariusSummer
August New MoonAugust 11, 1961 6:36 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
August Full MoonAugust 25, 1961 11:13 PM EDTSuper Sturgeon MoonPiscesSummer
September New MoonSeptember 9, 1961 10:49 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
September Full MoonSeptember 24, 1961 7:33 AM EDTSuper Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
October New MoonOctober 9, 1961 2:53 PM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
October Full MoonOctober 23, 1961 5:31 PM EDTFull Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
November New MoonNovember 8, 1961 4:58 AM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
November Full MoonNovember 22, 1961 4:44 AM ESTFull Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
December New MoonDecember 7, 1961 6:52 PM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December Full MoonDecember 21, 1961 7:42 PM ESTFull Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

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 1961 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.