1955 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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1955 Full Moon — In 1955 there were 13 full moons. The year had a blue moon, three lunar eclipses, and four 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 1955

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 1955 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Saturday, January 8, 1955 7:44 a.m.Super Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Sunday, February 6, 1955 8:43 p.m.Full Snow MoonLeoWinter
Tuesday, March 8, 1955 10:41 a.m.Full Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Thursday, April 7, 1955 1:35 a.m.Full Pink MoonLibraSpring
Friday, May 6, 1955 6:14 p.m.Full Flower MoonScorpioSpring
Sunday, June 5, 1955 10:08 a.m.Full Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Tuesday, July 5, 1955 1:28 a.m.Full Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Wednesday, August 3, 1955 3:30 p.m.Full Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Friday, September 2, 1955 3:59 a.m.Full Corn MoonPiscesSummer
Saturday, October 1, 1955 3:17 p.m.Full Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
Monday, October 31, 1955 1:04 a.m.Super Blue MoonTaurusAutumn
Tuesday, November 29, 1955 11:50 a.m.Super Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
Wednesday, December 28, 1955 10:44 p.m.Super Cold MoonCancerWinter

Full Moon Calendar for 1955

In 1955 there were 13 full moons. The first full moon of 1955 was on Saturday, January 8.

January 8, 1955: Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1955 was on Saturday, January 8, 1955. The Super Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 8 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer. The lunar eclipse in January was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 6, 1955: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1955 was on Sunday, February 6, 1955. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 6 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 8, 1955: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1955 was on Tuesday, March 8, 1955. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 8 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 7, 1955: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1955 was on Thursday, April 7, 1955. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 7 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 6, 1955: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1955 was on Friday, May 6, 1955. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 6 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon and Milk Moon.

June 5, 1955: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1955 was on Sunday, June 5, 1955. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 5 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

The lunar eclipse in June was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 5, 1955: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1955 was on Tuesday, July 5, 1955. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 5 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 3, 1955: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1955 was on Wednesday, August 3, 1955. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 3 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 2, 1955: Full Corn Moon

The full moon in September 1955 was on Friday, September 2, 1955. The Full Corn Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 2 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

October 1, 1955: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in October 1955 was on Saturday, October 1, 1955. The Full Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 1 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries. As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the October Full Moon was called the Harvest Moon.

October 31, 1955: Full Blue Moon

The blue moon in October 1955 was on Monday, October 31, 1955. The Super Blue Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 31 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

November 29, 1955: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1955 was on Tuesday, November 29, 1955. The Super Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November 29 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. The lunar eclipse in November was a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 28, 1955: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1955 was on Wednesday, December 28, 1955. The Super Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December 28 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1955 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1955 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1955 at 4:35 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 22, 1955 at 12:31 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1955 at 3:40 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1955 at 10:11 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 1955 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.