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1961 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Full Moon Names, and Moon Signs

1961 Full Moon — In 1961 there were 13 full moons. The year had a two blue moons, a seasonal blue moon, no February Full Moon, and two lunar eclipses.

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.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1961

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 four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The lunar month lasts approximately a month or 29.53 days on average.

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 dates and times of the full moons in 1961 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon Name Moon SignSeason
Sunday, January 1, 1961 6:06 p.m.Full Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Tuesday, January 31, 1961 1:47 p.m.Full Blue MoonLeoWinter
Thursday, March 2, 1961 8:35 a.m.Full Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Saturday, April 1, 1961 12:47 a.m.Full Pink MoonLibraSpring
Sunday, April 30, 1961 2:40 p.m.Full Blue MoonScorpioSpring
Tuesday, May 30, 1961 12:37 a.m.Full Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
Wednesday, June 28, 1961 8:38 a.m.Super Strawberry MoonCapricornSummer
Thursday, July 27, 1961 3:50 p.m.Super Buck MoonAquariusSummer
Friday, August 25, 1961 11:13 p.m.Super Sturgeon MoonPiscesSummer
Sunday, September 24, 1961 7:33 a.m.Super Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
Monday, October 23, 1961 5:31 p.m.Full Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Wednesday, November 22, 1961 4:44 a.m.Full Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
Thursday, December 21, 1961 7:42 p.m.Full Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moons in 1961

In 1961, there were 13 full moons, with the first on Sunday, January 1. January and April each had a blue moon. November was a seasonal blue moon as Autumn had an extra full moon. February was left without a full moon as there was not enough time on the calendar when the first full moon of the year was on New Years Day. March and August each had a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

  • Sunday, January 1, 6:06 p.m. — Full Wolf Moon. The January Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 1:47 p.m. — Full Blue Moon. The January Blue Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.
  • Thursday, March 2, 8:35 a.m. — Full Worm Moon. The March Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo.
  • Saturday, April 1, 12:47 a.m. — Full Pink Moon. The April Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2:40 p.m. — Full Blue Moon. The April Blue Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio.
  • Tuesday, May 30, 12:37 a.m. — Full Flower Moon. The May Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 8:38 a.m. — Super Strawberry Moon. The June Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn.
  • Thursday, July 27, 3:50 p.m. — Super Buck Moon. The July Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius.
  • Friday, August 25, 11:13 p.m. — Super Sturgeon Moon. The August Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.
  • Sunday, September 24, 7:33 a.m. — Super Harvest Moon. The September Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.
  • Monday, October 23, 5:31 p.m. — Full Hunter’s Moon. The October Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 4:44 a.m. — Full Beaver Moon. The November Full Moon was the third full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.
  • Thursday, December 21, 7:42 p.m. — Full Cold Moon. The December Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.

Moon Signs in 1961

The moon signs of the full moons in 1961 were:

  • Full Moon in Cancer 1961: Sunday, January 1 at 6:06 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Leo 1961: Tuesday, January 31 at 1:47 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Virgo 1961: Thursday, March 2 at 8:35 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Libra 1961: Saturday, April 1 at 12:47 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Scorpio 1961: Sunday, April 30 at 2:40 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius 1961: Tuesday, May 30 at 12:37 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Capricorn 1961: Wednesday, June 28 at 8:38 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Aquarius 1961: Thursday, July 27 at 3:50 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Pisces 1961: Friday, August 25 at 11:13 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Aries 1961: Sunday, September 24 at 7:33 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Aries 1961: Monday, October 23 at 5:31 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Gemini 1961: Wednesday, November 22 at 4:44 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Gemini 1961: Thursday, December 21 at 7:42 p.m.

Full Moon Names

The full moon names of 1961:

  • Wolf Moon 1961: January 1. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon
  • Blue Moon 1961: January 31.
  • Worm Moon 1961: March 2. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon,
  • Pink Moon 1961: April 1. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.
  • Blue Moon 1961: April 30.
  • Flower Moon 1961: May 30. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.
  • Strawberry Moon 1961: June 28. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.
  • Buck Moon 1961: July 27. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.
  • Sturgeon Moon 1961: August 25. Other names 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.
  • Harvest Moon 1961: September 24.
  • Hunter’s Moon 1961: October 23.
  • Beaver Moon 1961: November 22. Other names for the November Full Moon include the Frosty Moon.
  • Full Cold Moon 1961: December 21. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and 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

Lunar Calendar in 1961

The dates of the lunar phases for each full moon were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1961Sun, December 18, 5:47 a.m.Sat, December 24, 9:30 p.m.Sun, January 1, 6:06 p.m.Mon, January 9, 10:02 p.m.
Blue Moon 1961Mon, January 16, 4:30 p.m.Mon, January 23, 11:13 a.m.Tue, January 31, 1:47 p.m.Wed, February 8, 11:49 a.m.
Worm Moon 1961Wed, February 15, 3:10 a.m.Wed, February 22, 3:34 a.m.Thu, March 2, 8:35 a.m.Thu, March 9, 9:57 p.m.
Pink Moon 1961Thu, March 16, 1:51 p.m.Thu, March 23, 9:48 p.m.Sat, April 1, 12:47 a.m.Sat, April 8, 5:16 a.m.
Blue Moon 1961Sat, April 15, 12:37 a.m.Sat, April 22, 4:49 p.m.Sun, April 30, 2:40 p.m.Sun, May 7, 11:57 a.m.
Flower Moon 1961Sun, May 14, 12:54 p.m.Mon, May 22, 12:18 p.m.Tue, May 30, 12:37 a.m.Mon, June 5, 5:19 p.m.
Strawberry Moon 1961Tue, June 13, 1:16 a.m.Wed, June 21, 5:01 a.m.Wed, June 28, 8:38 a.m.Tue, July 4, 11:32 p.m.
Buck Moon 1961Wed, July 12, 3:11 p.m.Thu, July 20, 7:13 p.m.Thu, July 27, 3:50 p.m.Thu, August 3, 7:47 a.m.
Sturgeon Moon 1961Fri, August 11, 6:36 a.m.Sat, August 19, 6:51 a.m.Fri, August 25, 11:13 p.m.Fri, September 1, 7:05 p.m.
Harvest Moon 1961Sat, September 9, 10:49 p.m.Sun, September 17, 4:23 p.m.Sun, September 24, 7:33 a.m.Sun, October 1, 10:10 a.m.
Hunter’s Moon 1961Mon, October 9, 2:53 p.m.Tue, October 17, 12:35 a.m.Mon, October 23, 5:31 p.m.Tue, October 31, 3:59 a.m.
Beaver Moon 1961Wed, November 8, 4:58 a.m.Wed, November 15, 7:13 a.m.Wed, November 22, 4:44 a.m.Thu, November 30, 1:19 a.m.
Cold Moon 1961Thu, December 7, 6:52 p.m.Thu, December 14, 3:06 p.m.Thu, December 21, 7:42 p.m.Fri, December 29, 10:57 p.m.
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.