1974 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1974

The 1974 Full Moon Calendar shows you the dates of the year’s 13 full moons, one blue moon, four supermoons, and two 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 1974 Full Moon Calendar

The names and dates of the full moons in 1974 were:

  • Super Wolf Moon on January 8, 1974
  • Super Snow Moon on February 6, 1974
  • Super Worm Moon on March 8, 1974
  • Full Pink Moon on April 6, 1974
  • Full Flower Moon on May 6, 1974
  • Full Strawberry Moon on June 4, 1974
  • Full Buck Moon on July 4, 1974
  • Full Sturgeon Moon on August 2, 1974
  • Full Corn Moon on September 1, 1974
  • Full Harvest Moon on October 1, 1974
  • Full Blue Moon on October 30, 1974
  • Beaver Blood Moon on November 29, 1974
  • Super Cold Moon on December 28, 1974

1974 Full Moon Calendar

In 1974, there were 13 full moons. Each month had one full moon except for Octobe,r which had two. Each season had three full moons.

Full Moon 1974Full Moon NameFull Moon SignUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
January 8, 1974Super Wolf MoonCancer7:36  AM EST12:36 PM UTC
February 6, 1974Super Snow MoonLeo6:24  PM EST11:24 PM UTC
March 8, 1974Super Worm MoonVirgo6:03 AM EDT10:03 AM UTC
April 6, 1974 5:00 PM EDTFull Pink MoonLibra5:00 PM EDT9:00 PM UTC
May 6, 1974Full Flower MoonScorpio4:54 AM EDT8:54 AM UTC
June 4, 1974Full Strawberry MoonSagittarius6:10 PM EDT10:10 PM UTC
July 4, 1974Full Buck MoonCapricorn8:40 AM EDT12:40 PM UTC
August 2, 1974Full Sturgeon MoonAquarius11:57 PM EDT3:57 AM UTC
(August 3)
September 1, 1974Full Corn MoonPisces3:25 PM EDT7:25 PM UTC
October 1, 1974Full Harvest MoonAries6:38 AM EDT10:38 AM UTC
October 30, 1974Full Blue MoonTaurus8:19  PM EST1:19 AM UTC
(October 31)
November 29, 1974Beaver Blood MoonGemini10:10  AM EST3:10 PM UTC
December 28, 1974Super Cold MoonCancer10:51  PM EST3:51 AM UTC
(December 29)

1974 Supermoons

In 1974 there were four supermoons: January 8, February 6, March 8, and December 28.

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.

1974 Blue Moon

Yes, the full moon on October 30, 1974, was a blue moon as a second full moon in October. Depending on your time zone, the full moon shifted to October 31st making it a Halloween Blue 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 1974 Full Moon Calendar to help look back at the year.

How many full moons in 1974?

There were 13 full moons in 1974, with one full moon each month except for October which had two. Each season had three full moons.

When was the first full moon of 1974?

The first full moon of 1974 was on Tuesday, January 8, 1974. It was called the Full Wolf Moon as it was the January Full Moon. It was also the first full moon of the Winter 1973-1974 season as the first full moon after the Winter Solstice.

What was the first full moon after the 1974 Spring equinox?

The first full moon after the 1974 Spring Equinox was on Saturday, April 6, 1974. It was the April 1974 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 1974 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.