1970 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1970

The 1970 Full Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the full moons in 1970 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 1970 full moons

The names and dates of the full moons in 1970 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon on January 22, 1970
  • Full Snow Moon on February 21, 1970
  • Full Worm Moon on March 22, 1970
  • Full Pink Moon on April 21, 1970
  • Full Flower Moon on May 20, 1970
  • Super Strawberry Moon on June 19, 1970
  • Super Buck Moon on July 18, 1970
  • Super Sturgeon Moon on August 16, 1970
  • Super Harvest Moon on September 15, 1970
  • Super Hunter’s Moon on October 14, 1970
  • Full Beaver Moon on November 13, 1970
  • Full Cold Moon on December 12, 1970

Full Moon Calendar 1970

In 1970 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1970 was on Thursday, January 22, 1970. There was a seasonal blue moon, five supermoons, and two partial lunar eclipses. Also in 1970 there was a Friday the 13th Full Moon in November.

January 22, 1970: Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1970 was on Thursday, January 22, 1970 at 7:55 AM EST. The Full Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 22 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

February 21, 1970: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1970 was on Saturday, February 21, 1970 at 3:19 AM EST. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 21 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 22, 1970: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1970 was on Sunday, March 22, 1970 at 8:52 PM EST. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 22 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 21, 1970: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1970 was on Tuesday, April 21, 1970 at 11:21 AM EST. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 21 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 20, 1970: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1970 was on Wednesday, May 20, 1970 at 11:38 PM EDT. The Full Flower Moon was the full moon of Spring. The May 20 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

June 19, 1970: Super Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1970 was on Friday, June 19, 1970 at 8:27 AM EDT. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 19 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

July 18, 1970: Super Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1970 was on Saturday, July 18, 1970 at 3:58 PM EDT. The Super Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 18 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

August 16, 1970: Super Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1970 was on Sunday, August 16, 1970 at 11:15 PM EDT. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 16 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

September 15, 1970: Super Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1970 was on Tuesday, September 15, 1970 at 7:09 AM EDT. The Super Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 15 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

October 14, 1970: Super Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 1970 was on Wednesday, October 14, 1970 at 4:21 PM EDT. The Super Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 14 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 13, 1970: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1970 was on Friday, November 13, 1970 at 2:28 AM EST. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 13 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

December 12, 1970: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1970 was on Saturday, December 12, 1970 at 4:03 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 12 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

1970 Supermoons

In 1970 there were five supermoons were on June 19, July 18, August 16, September 15, and October 14.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon has a larger-than-usual appearance when you look at it. There isn’t an official definition for how close the moon needs to be to the earth to be considered a supermoon.

1970 Blue Moon

Yes, the full moon on May 20, 1970 was a seasonal blue moon as Spring had four full moons.

There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common, and the one you likely know, is when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is typically called a blue moon.

The second definition of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon during a season. When a season has four full moons, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon to help distinguish between the other definition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 1970 Full Moon Calendar to help look back at the year.

How many full moons were in 1970?

There were 12 full moons in 1970, with one full moon each month of the year, and each season had three full moons except for Spring, which had four.

How many new moons were in 1970?

There were 13 new moons in 1970, with one new moon each month except for August, which had two. Each season had three new moons.

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.

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Watercolor of the moon for the 1970 Full Moon Calendar

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.