1953 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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1953 Full Moon — In 1953 there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and five supermoons.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or 29.53 days on average, also called a  synodic month.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 1953

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 and times of the full moons in 1953 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Thursday, January 29, 1953 6:44 p.m.Wolf Blood MoonLeoWinter
Saturday, February 28, 1953 1:59 p.m.Full Snow MoonVirgoWinter
Monday, March 30, 1953 7:55 a.m.Full Worm MoonLibraSpring
Wednesday, April 29, 1953 12:20 a.m.Full Pink MoonScorpioSpring
Thursday, May 28, 1953 1:03 p.m.Full Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
Friday, June 26, 1953 11:29 p.m.Full Strawberry MoonCapricornSummer
Sunday, July 26, 1953 8:21 a.m.Super Buck Blood MoonAquariusSummer
Monday, August 24, 1953 4:21 p.m.Super Sturgeon MoonPiscesSummer
Wednesday, September 23, 1953 12:16 a.m.Super Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
Thursday, October 22, 1953 7:56 a.m.Super Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Friday, November 20, 1953 6:12 p.m.Super Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
Sunday, December 20, 1953 6:44 a.m.Full Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moon Calendar for 1953

In 1953 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1953 was on Thursday, January 29.

January 29, 1953: Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1953 was on Thursday, January 29, 1953. The Wolf Blood Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 29 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo. The lunar eclipse in January was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 28, 1953: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1953 was on Saturday, February 28, 1953. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 28 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo. Other nicknames for the February full moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 30, 1953: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1953 was on Monday, March 30, 1953. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 30 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra. Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 29, 1953: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1953 was on Wednesday, April 29, 1953. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 29 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. 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 28, 1953: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1953 was on Thursday, May 28, 1953. The Full Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 28 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 26, 1953: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1953 was on Friday, June 26, 1953. The Full Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 26 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 26, 1953: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1953 was on Sunday, July 26, 1953. The Super Buck Blood Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 26 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius. The lunar eclipse in July was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 24, 1953: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1953 was on Monday, August 24, 1953. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the third full moon of Summer. The August 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

As the third full moon in a season with four, the August Full Moon was called a Seasonal Blue Moon. 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 23, 1953: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1953 was on Wednesday, September 23, 1953. The Super Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 23 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 22, 1953: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 1953 was on Thursday, October 22, 1953. The Super Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 22 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 20, 1953: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1953 was on Friday, November 20, 1953. The Super Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 20 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 20, 1953: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1953 was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 20 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1953 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1953 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1953 at 5:02 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1953 at 1:01 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1953 at 4:07 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1953 at 10:33 PM

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 1953 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.