1957 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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1957 Full Moon — In 1957 there were 12 full moons. The year had a two lunar eclipses and three 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 1957

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 1957 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Wednesday, January 16, 1957 1:21 a.m.Super Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Thursday, February 14, 1957 11:38 a.m.Super Snow MoonLeoWinter
Friday, March 15, 1957 9:22 p.m.Super Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Sunday, April 14, 1957 7:09 a.m.Full Pink MoonLibraSpring
Monday, May 13, 1957 6:34 p.m.Flower Blood MoonScorpioSpring
Wednesday, June 12, 1957 6:02 a.m.Full Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Thursday, July 11, 1957 6:50 p.m.Full Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Saturday, August 10, 1957 9:08 a.m.Full Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Monday, September 9, 1957 12:55 a.m.Full Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
Tuesday, October 8, 1957 5:42 p.m.Full Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Thursday, November 7, 1957 9:32 a.m.Beaver Blood MoonTaurusAutumn
Saturday, December 7, 1957 1:16 a.m.Full Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moon Calendar for 1957

In 1957 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1957 was on Wednesday, January 16.

January 16, 1957: Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1957 was on Wednesday, January 16, 1957. The Super Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 16 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 14, 1957: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1957 was on Thursday, February 14, 1957. The Super Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 14 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 15, 1957: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1957 was on Friday, March 15, 1957. The Super Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 15 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 14, 1957: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1957 was on Sunday, April 14, 1957. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 14 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 13, 1957: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1957 was on Monday, May 13, 1957. The Flower Blood Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 13 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. The lunar eclipse in May was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 12, 1957: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1957 was on Wednesday, June 12, 1957. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 12 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 11, 1957: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1957 was on Thursday, July 11, 1957. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 11 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 10, 1957: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1957 was on Saturday, August 10, 1957. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 10 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 9, 1957: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1957 was on Monday, September 9, 1957. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 9 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 8, 1957: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 1957 was on Tuesday, October 8, 1957. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 8 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 7, 1957: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1957 was on Thursday, November 7, 1957. The Beaver Blood Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 7 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. The lunar eclipse in November was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 7, 1957: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1957 was on Saturday, December 7, 1957. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 7 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1957 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1957 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1957 at 4:16 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1957 at 12:20 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1957 at 3:25 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1957 at 9:48 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 1957 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.