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1946 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1946

The Full Moon 1946 Calendar takes you back to the full moons in 1946 and 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.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1946

The dates and times are for the United States Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

What were the dates of the full moons in 1946?

In 1946 there were 12 full moons during the year. The names and dates of the full moons in 1946 were:

  1. January 17, 1946 9:46 AM EST: Full Wolf Moon
  2. February 15, 1946 11:28 PM EST: Full Snow Moon
  3. March 17, 1946 2:11 PM EST: Full Worm Moon
  4. April 16, 1946 5:47 AM EST: Full Pink Moon
  5. May 15, 1946 10:53 PM EDT: Full Flower Moon
  6. June 14, 1946 2:42 PM EDT: Strawberry Blood Moon
  7. July 14, 1946 5:23 AM EDT: Full Buck Moon
  8. August 12, 1946 6:26 PM EDT: Full Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 11, 1946 5:59 AM EDT: Full Harvest Moon
  10. October 10, 1946 3:40 PM EST: Full Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 9, 1946 2:10 AM EST: Super Beaver Moon
  12. December 8, 1946 12:52 PM EST: Super Cold Blood Moon

Full Moon Calendar 1946

In 1946 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1946 was on Thursday, January 17.

January 17, 1946 (Full Wolf Moon)

The January 1946 Full Moon was on Thursday, January 17, 1946 at 9:46 AM. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the Full Moon in Cancer. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 15, 1946 (Full Snow Moon)

The February 1946 Full Moon was on Friday, February 15, 1946 at 11:28 PM. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Leo. Other nicknames for the February full moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 17, 1946 (Full Worm Moon)

The March 1946 Full Moon was on Sunday, March 17, 1946 at 2:11 PM. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo. Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 16, 1946 (Full Pink Moon)

The April 1946 Full Moon was on Tuesday, April 16, 1946 at 5:47 AM. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra. Other nicknames for April’s full moon include: Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon (generally among the coastal indigenous tribes).

May 15, 1946 (Full Flower Moon)

The May 1946 Full Moon was on Wednesday, May 15, 1946 at 10:53 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 14, 1946 (Strawberry Blood Moon)

The June 1946 Full Moon was on Friday, June 14, 1946 at 2:42 PM. The Strawberry Blood Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

The lunar eclipse in June was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include: Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 14, 1946 (Full Buck Moon)

The July 1946 Full Moon was on Sunday, July 14, 1946 at 5:23 AM. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the Full Moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 12, 1946 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The August 1946 Full Moon was on Monday, August 12, 1946 at 6:26 PM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius.

Other nicknames 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.

September 11, 1946 (Full Harvest Moon)

The September 1946 Full Moon was on Wednesday, September 11, 1946 at 5:59 AM. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces. As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the September Full Moon was called the Harvest Moon.

October 10, 1946 (Full Hunter’s Moon)

The October 1946 Full Moon was on Thursday, October 10, 1946 at 3:40 PM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries.

November 9, 1946 (Super Beaver Moon)

The November 1946 Full Moon was on Saturday, November 9, 1946 at 2:10 AM. The Super Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 8, 1946 (Super Cold Blood Moon)

The December 1946 Full Moon was on Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 12:52 PM. The Super Cold Blood Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini.

The lunar eclipse in December was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1946 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1946 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1946 at 12:32 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1946 at 8:44 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1946 at 11:40 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1946 at 5:53 AM

Moon Phases in 1946

The dates of the lunar phases in 1946 were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1946January 3, 1946, 7:30 AMJanuary 10, 1946, 3:27 PMJanuary 17, 1946, 9:46 AMJanuary 24, 1946, 12:00 AM
Snow Moon 1946February 1, 1946, 11:43 PMFebruary 8, 1946, 11:28 PMFebruary 15, 1946, 11:28 PMFebruary 23, 1946, 9:36 PM
Worm Moon 1946March 3, 1946, 1:01 PMMarch 10, 1946, 7:03 AMMarch 17, 1946, 2:11 PMMarch 25, 1946, 5:37 PM
Pink Moon 1946April 1, 1946, 11:37 PMApril 8, 1946, 3:04 PMApril 16, 1946, 5:47 AMApril 24, 1946, 10:19 AM
Flower Moon 1946May 1, 1946, 9:16 AMMay 8, 1946, 1:13 AMMay 15, 1946, 10:53 PMMay 24, 1946, 12:02 AM
Strawberry Moon 1946May 30, 1946, 4:49 PMJune 6, 1946, 12:07 PMJune 14, 1946, 2:42 PMJune 22, 1946, 9:12 AM
Buck Moon 1946June 29, 1946, 12:06 AMJuly 6, 1946, 1:15 AMJuly 14, 1946, 5:23 AMJuly 21, 1946, 3:52 PM
Sturgeon Moon 1946July 28, 1946, 7:54 AMAugust 4, 1946, 4:56 PMAugust 12, 1946, 6:26 PMAugust 19, 1946, 9:17 PM
Harvest Moon 1946August 26, 1946, 5:07 PMSeptember 3, 1946, 10:49 AMSeptember 11, 1946, 5:59 AMSeptember 18, 1946, 2:44 AM
Hunter’s Moon 1946September 25, 1946, 4:45 AMOctober 3, 1946, 4:53 AMOctober 10, 1946, 3:40 PMOctober 17, 1946, 8:28 AM
Beaver Moon 1946October 24, 1946, 6:32 PMNovember 1, 1946, 11:40 PMNovember 9, 1946, 2:10 AMNovember 15, 1946, 5:35 PM
Cold Moon 1946November 23, 1946, 12:24 PMDecember 1, 1946, 4:48 PMDecember 8, 1946, 12:52 PMDecember 15, 1946, 5:57 AM

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.

A new moon is the first lunar phase, which occurs on average about once a month or 29.53 days. 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. It happens about once a month, or 29.53 days on average.

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.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the 1946 Full Moons

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.