1977 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1977

The 1977 Full Moon Calendar shows you the dates of the year’s 13 full moons, one blue moon, five 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 1977 Full Moon Calendar

The names and dates of the full moons in 1977 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon on January 5, 1977
  • Full Snow Moon on February 3, 1977
  • Full Worm Moon on March 5, 1977
  • Super Pink Moon on April 3, 1977
  • Super Flower Moon on May 3, 1977
  • Super Strawberry Moon on June 1, 1977
  • Super Blue Moon on June 30, 1977
  • Super Buck Moon on July 30, 1977
  • Full Sturgeon Moon on August 28, 1977
  • Full Harvest Moon on September 27, 1977
  • Full Hunter’s Moon on October 26, 1977
  • Full Beaver Moon on November 25, 1977
  • Full Cold Moon on December 25, 1977

1977 Full Moon Calendar

In 1977, there were 13 full moons. Each month had one full moon except for June which had two. Each season had three full moons.

Full Moon 1977Full Moon NameFull Moon SignUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
January 5, 1977Full Wolf MoonCancer7:11  AM EST12:11 PM UTC
February 3, 1977Full Snow MoonLeo10:56  PM EST3:56 AM UTC
(February 4)
March 5, 1977Full Worm MoonVirgo12:13  PM EST5:13 PM UTC
April 3, 1977Super Pink MoonLibra11:09  PM EST4:09 AM UTC
(April 4)
May 3, 1977Super Flower MoonScorpio9:03 AM EDT1:03 PM UTC
June 1, 1977Super Strawberry MoonSagittarius4:31 PM EDT8:31 PM UTC
June 30, 1977Super Blue MoonCapricorn11:24 PM EDT3:24 AM UTC
(July 1)
July 30, 1977Super Buck MoonAquarius6:52 AM EDT10:52 AM UTC
August 28, 1977Full Sturgeon MoonPisces4:10 PM EDT8:10 PM UTC
September 27, 1977Full Harvest MoonAries4:17 AM EDT8:17 AM UTC
October 26, 1977Full Hunter’s MoonTaurus7:35 PM EDT11:35 PM UTC
November 25, 1977Full Beaver MoonGemini12:31  PM EST5:31 PM UTC
December 25, 1977Full Cold MoonCancer7:49  AM EST12:49 PM UTC

1977 Supermoons

In 1977 there were five supermoons: April 3, May 3, June 1, June 30, and July 30.

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.

1977 Blue Moon

Yes, the full moon on June 30, 1977, was a blue moon as a second full moon in June. Depending on your time zone, the blue moon shifted to the end of July.

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 1977 Full Moon Calendar to help look back at the year.

How many full moons in 1977?

There were 13 full moons in 1977, with one full moon each month except for June which had two. Each season had three full moons.

When was the first full moon of 1977?

The first full moon of 1977 was on Wedensday, January 5, 1977. It was called the Full Wolf Moon as it was the January Full Moon. It was also the first full moon of the Winter 1976-1977 season as the first full moon after the Winter Solstice.

What was the first full moon after the spring equinox 1977?

The first full moon after the 1977 Spring Equinox was on Sunday, April 3, 1977. It was the April 1977 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 1977 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.