1976 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1976

The 1976 Full Moon Calendar shows you the dates of the year’s 12 full moons, five supermoons, and the two full moon 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 1976 Full Moon Calendar

The names and dates of the full moons in 1976 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon on January 16, 1976
  • Super Snow Moon on February 15, 1976
  • Super Worm Moon on March 15, 1976
  • Super Pink Moon on April 14, 1976
  • Super Flower Moon on May 13, 1976
  • Super Strawberry Moon on June 12, 1976
  • Full Buck Moon on July 11, 1976
  • Full Sturgeon Moon on August 9, 1976
  • Full Harvest Moon on September 8, 1976
  • Full Hunter’s Moon on October 8, 1976
  • Full Beaver Moon on November 6, 1976
  • Full Cold Moon on December 6, 1976

1976 Full Moon Calendar

In 1976, there were 12 full moons. Each month had one full moon, and each season had three full moons.

Here’s a quick summary of the full moon dates, their names, and how they fit into each season.

Full Moon 1976Full Moon NameFull Moon SignUS Eastern Time
January 16, 1976Full Wolf MoonCancer11:47 PM EST
February 15, 1976Super Snow MoonLeo11:43 AM EST
March 15, 1976Super Worm MoonVirgo9:53 PM EST
April 14, 1976Super Pink MoonLibra6:49 AM EST
May 13, 1976Super Flower MoonScorpio4:04 PM EDT
June 12, 1976Super Strawberry MoonSagittarius12:15 AM EDT
July 11, 1976Full Buck MoonCapricorn 9:09 AM EDT
August 9, 1976Full Sturgeon MoonAquarius7:43 PM EDT
September 8, 1976Full Harvest MoonPisces 8:52 AM EDT
October 8, 1976Full Hunter’s MoonAries12:56 AM EDT
November 6, 1976Full Beaver MoonTaurus6:15 PM EST
December 6, 1976Full Cold MoonGemini1:15 PM EST

Was there a blue moon in 1976?

No, there was not a blue moon in 1976 as each month had one full moon, and each season had three full moons. The year before, in 1975, there was a seasonal blue moon, and in the following year, there was a June Blue Moon in 1977.

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 1976 Full Moon Calendar to help look back at the year.

How many full moons in 1976?

There were 12 full moons in 1976 with one full moon each month of the year and each season had three full moons.

When was the first full moon of 1976?

The first full moon of 1976 was on Friday, January 16, 1976. It was called the Full Wolf Moon as it was the January Full Moon. It was also the first full moon of the Winter 1975-1976 season as the first full moon after the Winter Solstice.

What was the first full moon after the spring equinox 1976?

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 1976 was on Wednesday, April 14, 1976. It was the April 1976 full moon and one the year’s supermoons, also called the Super 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 1976 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.