1979 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1979

The 1979 Full Moon Calendar shows you the dates of the year’s 12 full moons, three 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 1979 Full Moon Calendar

The names and dates of the full moons in 1979 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon on January 13, 1979
  • Full Snow Moon on February 11, 1979
  • Full Worm Moon on March 13, 1979
  • Full Pink Moon on April 12, 1979
  • Full Flower Moon on May 11, 1979
  • Full Strawberry Moon on June 10, 1979
  • Super Buck Moon on July 9, 1979
  • Super Sturgeon Moon on August 7, 1979
  • Super Corn Blood Moon on September 6, 1979
  • Super Harvest Moon on October 5, 1979
  • Full Beaver Moon on November 4, 1979
  • Full Cold Moon on December 3, 1979

1979 Full Moon Calendar

In 1979, there were 12 full moons. Each month had one full moon, and each season had three full moons.

Full Moon 1979Full Moon NameFull Moon SignUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
January 13, 1979Full Wolf MoonCancer2:09  AM EST7:09 AM UTC
February 11, 1979Full Snow MoonLeo9:39  PM EST2:39 AM UTC
(February 12)
March 13, 1979Full Worm MoonVirgo4:14  PM EST9:14 PM UTC
April 12, 1979Full Pink MoonLibra8:15  AM EST1:15 PM UTC
May 11, 1979Full Flower MoonScorpio10:01 PM EDT2:01 AM UTC
(May 12)
June 10, 1979Full Strawberry MoonSagittarius7:55 AM EDT11:55 AM UTC
July 9, 1979Super Buck MoonCapricorn3:59 PM EDT7:59 PM UTC
August 7, 1979Super Sturgeon MoonAquarius11:21 PM EDT3:21 AM UTC
(August 8)
September 6, 1979Super Corn Blood MoonPisces6:59 AM EDT10:59 AM UTC
October 5, 1979Super Harvest MoonAries3:35 PM EDT7:35 PM UTC
November 4, 1979Full Beaver MoonTaurus12:47  AM EST5:47 AM UTC
December 3, 1979Full Cold MoonGemini1:08  PM EST6:08 PM UTC

1979 Supermoons

In 1979 there were four supermoons: July 9, August 7, September 6, and October 5.

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.

Was there a blue moon in 1979?

No, there was not a blue moon in 1979 as each month had one full moon and each season had three 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 1979 Full Moon Calendar to help look back at the year.

How many full moons in 1979?

There were 12 full moons in 1979, with one full moon each month of the year, and each season had three full moons.

When was the first full moon of 1979?

The first full moon of 1979 was on Saturday, January 13, 1979. It was called the Full Wolf Moon as it was the January Full Moon. It was also the first full moon of the Winter 1978-1979 season as the first full moon after the Winter Solstice.

What was the first full moon after the 1979 Spring Equinox?

The first full moon after the 1979 Spring Equinox was on Thursday, April 12, 1979. It was the April 1979 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 1979 Full Moon Calendar


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.