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1961 Full Moons, the Full Moon Phases in 1961

The Full Moon 1961 Calendar take you back to the full moons in 1961, a blue moon, 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 the moon for the dates of the 1961 Full Moons

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

In 1961 there were 13 full moons during the year. The dates and times of the full moons in 1961 were:

  1. January 1, 1961 6:06 p.m. (Wolf Moon)
  2. January 31, 1961 1:47 p.m. (Blue Moon)
  3. March 2, 1961 8:35 a.m. (Worm Moon)
  4. April 1, 1961 12:47 a.m. (Pink Moon)
  5. April 30, 1961 2:40 p.m. (Blue Moon)
  6. May 30, 1961 12:37 a.m. (Flower Moon)
  7. June 28, 1961 8:38 a.m. (Strawberry Moon)
  8. July 27, 1961 3:50 p.m. (Buck Moon)
  9. August 25, 1961 11:13 p.m. (Sturgeon Moon)
  10. September 24, 1961 7:33 a.m. (Harvest Moon)
  11. October 23, 1961 5:31 p.m. (Hunter’s Moon)
  12. November 22, 1961 4:44 a.m. (Beaver Moon)
  13. December 21, 1961 7:42 p.m. (Cold Moon)

Full Moons in 1961

In 1961 there were 13 full moons. The first full moon of 1961 was onSunday, January 1.

Full Wolf Moon on January 1, 1961

The full moon in January was on Sunday, January 1 at 6:06 PM. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 1961 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.

Full Blue Moon on January 31, 1961

The blue moon in January was on Tuesday, January 31 at 1:47 PM. The Full Blue Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 1961 Blue Moon was the full moon in Leo.

Full Worm Moon on March 2, 1961

The full moon in March was on Thursday, March 2 at 8:35 AM. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

The lunar eclipse in March was a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

Full Pink Moon on April 1, 1961

The full moon in April was on Saturday, April 1 at 12:47 AM. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 1961 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).

Full Blue Moon on April 30, 1961

The blue moon in April was on Sunday, April 30 at 2:40 PM. The Full Blue Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 1961 Blue Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. An April Blue Moon is sometimes called a Purple Moon because of the color combination of pink and blue names.

Full Flower Moon on May 30, 1961

The full moon in May was on Tuesday, May 30 at 12:37 AM. The Full Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Full Strawberry Moon on June 28, 1961

The full moon in June was on Wednesday, June 28 at 8:38 AM. The Super Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include: Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

Full Buck Moon on July 27, 1961

The full moon in July was on Thursday, July 27 at 3:50 PM. The Super Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

Full Sturgeon Moon on August 25, 1961

The full moon in August was on Friday, August 25 at 11:13 PM. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces. The lunar eclipse in August was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

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.

Full Harvest Moon on September 24, 1961

The full moon in September was on Sunday, September 24 at 7:33 AM. The Super Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries. As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the September Full Moon was called the Harvest Moon.

Full Hunter’s Moon on October 23, 1961

The full moon in October was on Monday, October 23 at 5:31 PM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

Full Beaver Moon on November 22, 1961

The full moon in November was on Wednesday, November 22 at 4:44 AM. The Full Beaver Moon was the third full moon of Autumn. The November 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon on December 21, 1961

The full moon in December was on Thursday, December 21 at 7:42 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 1961 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1961 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1961 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1961 at 3:32 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1961 at 11:30 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1961 at 2:42 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1961 at 9:19 PM

Full Moon Phases

The full moon phases in 1961 were:

Full Moon 1961U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseFull Moon NameSeason
January 1, 19616:06 PM ESTJanuary Full MoonFull Wolf MoonWinter
January 31, 19611:47 PM ESTJanuary Full MoonFull Blue MoonWinter
March 2, 19618:35 AM ESTMarch Full MoonFull Worm MoonWinter
April 1, 196112:47 AM ESTApril Full MoonFull Pink MoonSpring
April 30, 19612:40 PM EDTApril Full MoonFull Blue MoonSpring
May 30, 196112:37 AM EDTMay Full MoonFull Flower MoonSpring
June 28, 19618:38 AM EDTJune Full MoonSuper Strawberry MoonSummer
July 27, 19613:50 PM EDTJuly Full MoonSuper Buck MoonSummer
August 25, 196111:13 PM EDTAugust Full MoonSuper Sturgeon MoonSummer
September 24, 19617:33 AM EDTSeptember Full MoonSuper Harvest MoonAutumn
October 23, 19615:31 PM EDTOctober Full MoonFull Hunter’s MoonAutumn
November 22, 19614:44 AM ESTNovember Full MoonFull Beaver MoonAutumn
December 21, 19617:42 PM ESTDecember Full MoonFull Cold MoonAutumn

What are the four main Moon Phases?

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 that happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average. 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 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.

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and full moon. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the 1961 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.

Full Moons 1960 – 1969

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