1971 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1971

The 1971 Full Moon Calendar shows you the dates of the year’s 13 full moons, one blue moon, five supermoons, and two total lunar eclipses 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 for the 1971 Full Moon Calendar

The names and dates of the full moons in 1971 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon on January 11, 1971
  • Snow Blood Moon on February 10, 1971
  • Full Worm Moon on March 11, 1971
  • Full Pink Moon on April 10, 1971
  • Full Flower Moon on May 10, 1971
  • Full Strawberry Moon on June 8, 1971
  • Full Buck Moon on July 8, 1971
  • Super Sturgeon Blood Moon on August 6, 1971
  • Super Corn Moon on September 5, 1971
  • Super Harvest Moon on October 4, 1971
  • Super Beaver Moon on November 2, 1971
  • Super Cold Moon on December 2, 1971
  • Full Blue Moon on December 31, 1971

1971 Full Moon Calendar

In 1971, there were 13 full moons. Each month had one full moon except for December which had two. Each season had three full moons.

Full Moon 1971Full Moon NameFull Moon SignUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
January 11, 1971Full Wolf MoonCancer8:20  AM EST1:20 PM UTC
February 10, 1971Snow Blood MoonLeo2:41  AM EST7:41 AM UTC
March 11, 1971Full Worm MoonVirgo9:33  PM EST2:33 AM UTC
(March 12, 1971)
April 10, 1971Full Pink MoonLibra3:10  PM EST8:10 PM UTC
May 10, 1971Full Flower MoonScorpio7:23 AM EDT11:23 AM UTC
June 8, 1971Full Strawberry MoonSagittarius8:03 PM EDT12:03 AM UTC
(June 9, 1971)
July 8, 1971Full Buck MoonCapricorn6:37 AM EDT10:37 AM UTC
August 6, 1971Super Sturgeon Blood MoonAquarius3:42 PM EDT7:42 PM UTC
September 5, 1971Super Corn MoonPisces12:02 AM EDT4:02 AM UTC
October 4, 1971Super Harvest MoonAries8:19 AM EDT12:19 PM UTC
November 2, 1971Super Beaver MoonTaurus4:19  PM EST9:19 PM UTC
December 2, 1971Super Cold MoonGemini2:48  AM EST7:48 AM UTC
December 31, 1971Full Blue MoonCancer3:20  PM EST8:20 PM UTC

1971 Supermoons

In 1971 there were five supermoons: August 6, September 5, October 4, November 2, and December 2.

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.

1971 Blue Moon

Yes, the full moon on December 31, 1971, was a blue moon as a second full moon in December. It was a New Year’s Eve Blue moon, to end the year with an extra full moon.

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 1971 Full Moon Calendar to help look back at the year.

How many full moons in 1971?

There were 13 full moons in 1971, with one full moon each month except for December which had two. Each season had three full moons.

When was the first full moon of 1971?

The first full moon of 1971 was on Monday, January 11, 1971. It was called the Full Wolf Moon as it was the January Full Moon. It was also the first full moon of the Winter 1970-1971 season as the first full moon after the Winter Solstice.

What was the first full moon after the spring equinox 1971?

The first full moon after the 1971 Spring Equinox was on Saturday, April 10, 1971. It was the April 1971 full moon and called the Full Pink Moon.

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 1971 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.