1959 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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1959 Full Moon — In 1959 there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two 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 1959

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 1959 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Saturday, January 24, 1959 2:32 p.m.Full Wolf MoonLeoWinter
Monday, February 23, 1959 3:54 a.m.Full Snow MoonVirgoWinter
Tuesday, March 24, 1959 3:02 p.m.Super Worm MoonLibraSpring
Thursday, April 23, 1959 12:13 a.m.Super Pink MoonScorpioSpring
Friday, May 22, 1959 8:56 a.m.Super Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
Saturday, June 20, 1959 4:00 p.m.Super Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Sunday, July 19, 1959 11:33 p.m.Full Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Tuesday, August 18, 1959 8:51 a.m.Full Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Wednesday, September 16, 1959 8:52 p.m.Full Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
Friday, October 16, 1959 11:59 a.m.Full Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Sunday, November 15, 1959 4:42 a.m.Full Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
Monday, December 14, 1959 11:49 p.m.Full Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moon Calendar for 1959

In 1959 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1959 was on Saturday, January 24.

January 24, 1959: Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1959 was on Saturday, January 24, 1959. The Full Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 23, 1959: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1959 was on Monday, February 23, 1959. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 23 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 24, 1959: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1959 was on Tuesday, March 24, 1959. The Super Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 24 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 23, 1959: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1959 was on Thursday, April 23, 1959. The Super Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 23 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. The lunar eclipse in April was a Partial Lunar Eclipse. 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 22, 1959: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1959 was on Friday, May 22, 1959. The Super Flower Moon was the third full moon of Spring. The May 22 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. As the third full moon in a season with four, the May Full Moon was called a Seasonal Blue Moon. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon and Milk Moon.

June 20, 1959: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1959 was on Saturday, June 20, 1959. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 20 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 19, 1959: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1959 was on Sunday, July 19, 1959. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 19 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 18, 1959: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1959 was on Tuesday, August 18, 1959. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 18 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 16, 1959: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1959 was on Wednesday, September 16, 1959. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 16 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. The lunar eclipse in September was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

October 16, 1959: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 1959 was on Friday, October 16, 1959. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 16 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 15, 1959: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1959 was on Sunday, November 15, 1959. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 15 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 14, 1959: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1959 was on Monday, December 14, 1959. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 14 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1959 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1959 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1959 at 3:55 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1959 at 11:49 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1959 at 3:08 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1959 at 9:34 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 1959 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.