1939 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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1939 Full Moon — In 1939 there were 13 full moons. The year had a blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and three full supermoons.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 1939

All dates and times are in United States Eastern Time for cities such as New York, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. The dates in your local time may shift.

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The lunar month lasts approximately a month or 29.53 days on average, also called a  synodic month.

A new moon is the first lunar phase. The moon itself is not visible, though you may be able to “see” it because it blocks the visibility of the stars behind it. A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, allowing the moon to appear illuminated entirely.

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon, and the last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Moon Cycle in 1939

The lunar calendar for each moon in 1939 included:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1939Wed, December 21, 1:07 p.m. (1938)Thu, December 29, 5:53 p.m. (1938)Thu, January 5, 4:30 p.m.Thu, January 12, 8:11 a.m.
Snow Moon 1939Fri, January 20, 8:27 a.m.Sat, January 28, 10:00 a.m.Sat, February 4, 2:55 a.m.Fri, February 10, 11:12 p.m.
Worm Moon 1939Sun, February 19, 3:28 a.m.Sun, February 26, 10:26 p.m.Sun, March 5, 1:00 p.m.Sun, March 12, 4:37 p.m.
Pink Moon 1939Mon, March 20, 8:49 p.m.Tue, March 28, 7:16 a.m.Mon, April 3, 11:18 p.m.Tue, April 11, 11:11 a.m.
Flower Moon 1939Wed, April 19, 11:35 a.m.Wed, April 26, 1:25 p.m.Wed, May 3, 11:15 a.m.Thu, May 11, 6:40 a.m.
Strawberry Moon 1939Fri, May 19, 12:25 a.m.Thu, May 25, 7:20 p.m.Thu, June 1, 11:11 p.m.Sat, June 10, 12:07 a.m.
Buck Moon 1939Sat, June 17, 9:37 a.m.Sat, June 24, 12:35 a.m.Sat, July 1, 12:16 p.m.Sun, July 9, 3:49 p.m.
Blue Moon 1939Sun, July 16, 5:03 p.m.Sun, July 23, 7:34 a.m.Mon, July 31, 2:37 a.m.Tue, August 8, 5:18 a.m.
Sturgeon Moon 1939Mon, August 14, 11:53 p.m.Mon, August 21, 5:20 p.m.Tue, August 29, 6:09 p.m.Wed, September 6, 4:24 p.m.
Harvest Moon 1939Wed, September 13, 7:22 a.m.Wed, September 20, 6:34 a.m.Thu, September 28, 9:27 a.m.Fri, October 6, 12:27 a.m.
Hunter’s Moon 1939Thu, October 12, 3:30 p.m.Thu, October 19, 10:24 p.m.Sat, October 28, 1:42 a.m.Sat, November 4, 8:12 a.m.
Beaver Moon 1939Sat, November 11, 2:54 a.m.Sat, November 18, 6:21 p.m.Sun, November 26, 4:54 p.m.Sun, December 3, 3:40 p.m.
Cold Moon 1939Sun, December 10, 4:46 p.m.Mon, December 18, 4:04 p.m.Tue, December 26, 6:28 a.m.Mon, January 1, 11:56 p.m. (1940)

Full Moons in 1939

In 1939, there were 13 full moons, with the first on Thursday, January 5. The year had a blue moon in July. May had a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon, and there was a Partial Lunar Eclipse in October.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

  • Thursday, January 5, 1939 at 4:30 p.m. — Super Wolf Moon. The January Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer. Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.
  • Saturday, February 4, 1939 at 2:55 a.m. — Super Snow Moon. The February Full Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.
  • Sunday, March 5, 1939 at 1:00 p.m. — Super Worm Moon. The March Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.
  • Monday, April 3, 1939 at 11:18 p.m. — Full Pink Moon. The April Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 11:15 a.m. — Flower Blood Moon. The May Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio. The lunar eclipse in May was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.
  • Thursday, June 1, 1939 at 11:11 p.m. — Full Strawberry Moon. The June Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.
  • Saturday, July 1, 1939 at 12:16 p.m. — Full Buck Moon. The July Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.
  • Monday, July 31, 1939 at 2:37 a.m. — Full Blue Moon. The July Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 1939 at 6:09 p.m. — Full Sturgeon Moon. The August Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces. Other names for the August Full Moon include the Barley Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Fruit Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Red Moon, and Wyrt Moon.
  • Thursday, September 28, 1939 at 9:27 a.m. — Full Harvest Moon. The September Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.
  • Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 1:42 a.m. — Full Hunter’s Moon. The October Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Taurus. The lunar eclipse in October was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.
  • Sunday, November 26, 1939 at 4:54 p.m. — Full Beaver Moon. The November Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 1939 at 6:28 a.m. — Full Cold Moon. The December Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

Moon Signs

The Zodiac signs of the full moon were:

  • Full Moon in Cancer 1939: Thursday, January 5 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Leo 1939: Saturday, February 4 at 2:55 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Virgo 1939: Sunday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Libra 1939: Monday, April 3 at 11:18 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Scorpio 1939: Wednesday, May 3 at 11:15 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius 1939: Thursday, June 1 at 11:11 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Capricorn 1939: Saturday, July 1 at 12:16 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Aquarius 1939: Monday, July 31 at 2:37 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Pisces 1939: Tuesday, August 29 at 6:09 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Aries 1939: Thursday, September 28 at 9:27 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Taurus 1939: Saturday, October 28 at 1:42 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Gemini 1939: Sunday, November 26 at 4:54 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Cancer 1939: Tuesday, December 26 at 6:28 a.m.

Equinoxes and Solstices

The dates for the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1939 at 7:28 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 22, 1939 at 3:39 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1939 at 6:49 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1939 at 1:05 PM

Moon Phases

Each month, there are typically four moon phases; occasionally, the calendar aligns to have five.

MonthMoon PhaseDate & TimeSeason
JanuaryFull MoonThursday, January 5, 4:30 p.m.Winter
JanuaryLast QuarterThursday, January 12, 8:11 a.m.Winter
JanuaryNew MoonFriday, January 20, 8:27 a.m.Winter
JanuaryFirst QuarterSaturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.Winter
FebruaryFull MoonSaturday, February 4, 2:55 a.m.Winter
FebruaryLast QuarterFriday, February 10, 11:12 p.m.Winter
FebruaryNew MoonSunday, February 19, 3:28 a.m.Winter
FebruaryFirst QuarterSunday, February 26, 10:26 p.m.Winter
MarchFull MoonSunday, March 5, 1:00 p.m.Winter
MarchLast QuarterSunday, March 12, 4:37 p.m.Winter
MarchNew MoonMonday, March 20, 8:49 p.m.Winter
MarchFirst QuarterTuesday, March 28, 7:16 a.m.Spring
AprilFull MoonMonday, April 3, 11:18 p.m.Spring
AprilLast QuarterTuesday, April 11, 11:11 a.m.Spring
AprilNew MoonWednesday, April 19, 11:35 a.m.Spring
AprilFirst QuarterWednesday, April 26, 1:25 p.m.Spring
MayFull MoonWednesday, May 3, 11:15 a.m.Spring
MayLast QuarterThursday, May 11, 6:40 a.m.Spring
MayNew MoonFriday, May 19, 12:25 a.m.Spring
MayFirst QuarterThursday, May 25, 7:20 p.m.Spring
JuneFull MoonThursday, June 1, 11:11 p.m.Spring
JuneLast QuarterSaturday, June 10, 12:07 a.m.Spring
JuneNew MoonSaturday, June 17, 9:37 a.m.Spring
JuneFirst QuarterSaturday, June 24, 12:35 a.m.Summer
JulyFull MoonSaturday, July 1, 12:16 p.m.Summer
JulyLast QuarterSunday, July 9, 3:49 p.m.Summer
JulyNew MoonSunday, July 16, 5:03 p.m.Summer
JulyFirst QuarterSunday, July 23, 7:34 a.m.Summer
JulyFull MoonMonday, July 31, 2:37 a.m.Summer
AugustLast QuarterTuesday, August 8, 5:18 a.m.Summer
AugustNew MoonMonday, August 14, 11:53 p.m.Summer
AugustFirst QuarterMonday, August 21, 5:20 p.m.Summer
AugustFull MoonTuesday, August 29, 6:09 p.m.Summer
SeptemberLast QuarterWednesday, September 6, 4:24 p.m.Summer
SeptemberNew MoonWednesday, September 13, 7:22 a.m.Summer
SeptemberFirst QuarterWednesday, September 20, 6:34 a.m.Summer
SeptemberFull MoonThursday, September 28, 9:27 a.m.Autumn
OctoberLast QuarterFriday, October 6, 12:27 a.m.Autumn
OctoberNew MoonThursday, October 12, 3:30 p.m.Autumn
OctoberFirst QuarterThursday, October 19, 10:24 p.m.Autumn
OctoberFull MoonSaturday, October 28, 1:42 a.m.Autumn
NovemberLast QuarterSaturday, November 4, 8:12 a.m.Autumn
NovemberNew MoonSaturday, November 11, 2:54 a.m.Autumn
NovemberFirst QuarterSaturday, November 18, 6:21 p.m.Autumn
NovemberFull MoonSunday, November 26, 4:54 p.m.Autumn
DecemberLast QuarterSunday, December 3, 3:40 p.m.Autumn
DecemberNew MoonSunday, December 10, 4:46 p.m.Autumn
DecemberFirst QuarterMonday, December 18, 4:04 p.m.Autumn
DecemberFull MoonTuesday, December 26, 6:28 a.m.Winter

Sources

The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time adjusted for Daylight Saving Time for part of the year in the United States (USA). Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.