1966 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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The Full Moon 1966 Calendar takes you back to the full moons in 1966, a blue moon, and lunar eclipses that occurred during the year.

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 1966

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 1966 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Friday, January 7, 1966 12:16 a.m.Super Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Saturday, February 5, 1966 10:58 a.m.Super Snow MoonLeoWinter
Sunday, March 6, 1966 8:45 p.m.Super Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Tuesday, April 5, 1966 6:13 a.m.Super Pink MoonLibraSpring
Wednesday, May 4, 1966 5:00 p.m.Full Flower MoonScorpioSpring
Friday, June 3, 1966 3:40 a.m.Full Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Saturday, July 2, 1966 3:36 p.m.Full Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Monday, August 1, 1966 5:05 a.m.Full Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Tuesday, August 30, 1966 8:14 p.m.Full Blue MoonPiscesSummer
Thursday, September 29, 1966 12:47 p.m.Full Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
Saturday, October 29, 1966 6:00 a.m.Full Hunter’s MoonTaurusAutumn
Sunday, November 27, 1966 9:40 p.m.Full Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
Tuesday, December 27, 1966 12:43 p.m.Full Cold MoonCancerWinter

Full Moons in 1966

In 1966 there were 13 full moons. The first full moon of 1966 was on Friday, January 7.

Full Wolf Moon on January 7, 1966

The full moon in January was on Friday, January 7 at 12:16 AM. The Super Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 1966 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 Snow Moon on February 5, 1966

The full moon in February was on Saturday, February 5 at 10:58 AM. The Super Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo. Other nicknames for the February full moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

Full Worm Moon on March 6, 1966

The full moon in March was on Sunday, March 6 at 8:45 PM. The Super Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 1966 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.

Full Pink Moon on April 5, 1966

The full moon in April was on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:13 AM. The Super Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 1966 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 Flower Moon on May 4, 1966

The full moon in May was on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

The lunar eclipse in May was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Full Strawberry Moon on June 3, 1966

The full moon in June was on Friday, June 3 at 3:40 AM. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include: Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

Full Buck Moon on July 2, 1966

The full moon in July was on Saturday, July 2 at 3:36 PM. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

Full Sturgeon Moon on August 1, 1966

The full moon in August was on Monday, August 1 at 5:05 AM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 1966 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.

Full Blue Moon on August 30, 1966

The blue moon in August was on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:14 PM. The Full Blue Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August 1966 Blue Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

Full Harvest Moon on September 29, 1966

The full moon in September was on Thursday, September 29 at 12:47 PM. The Full Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September 1966 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 29, 1966

The full moon in October was on Saturday, October 29 at 6:00 AM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. The lunar eclipse in October was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

Full Beaver Moon on November 27, 1966

The full moon in November was on Sunday, November 27 at 9:40 PM. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon on December 27, 1966

The full moon in December was on Tuesday, December 27 at 12:43 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December 1966 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1966 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1966 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1966 at 8:52 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1966 at 4:33 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1966 at 7:43 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1966 at 2:27 AM

Moon Phases in 1966

The dates of the lunar phases in 1966 were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1966December 22, 1965, 4:03 PMDecember 30, 1965, 8:46 PMJanuary 7, 1966, 12:16 AMJanuary 13, 1966, 3:00 PM
Snow Moon 1966January 21, 1966, 10:46 AMJanuary 29, 1966, 2:48 PMFebruary 5, 1966, 10:58 AMFebruary 12, 1966, 3:53 AM
Worm Moon 1966February 20, 1966, 5:49 AMFebruary 28, 1966, 5:15 AMMarch 6, 1966, 8:45 PMMarch 13, 1966, 7:19 PM
Pink Moon 1966March 21, 1966, 11:46 PMMarch 29, 1966, 3:43 PMApril 5, 1966, 6:13 AMApril 12, 1966, 12:28 PM
Flower Moon 1966April 20, 1966, 3:35 PMApril 27, 1966, 11:49 PMMay 4, 1966, 5:00 PMMay 12, 1966, 7:19 AM
Strawberry Moon 1966May 20, 1966, 5:42 AMMay 27, 1966, 4:50 AMJune 3, 1966, 3:40 AMJune 11, 1966, 12:58 AM
Buck Moon 1966June 18, 1966, 4:09 PMJune 25, 1966, 9:22 AMJuly 2, 1966, 3:36 PMJuly 10, 1966, 5:43 PM
Sturgeon Moon 1966July 18, 1966, 12:30 AMJuly 24, 1966, 3:00 PMAugust 1, 1966, 5:05 AMAugust 9, 1966, 8:55 AM
Blue Moon 1966August 16, 1966, 7:47 AMAugust 22, 1966, 11:02 PMAugust 30, 1966, 8:14 PMSeptember 7, 1966, 10:07 PM
Harvest Moon 1966September 14, 1966, 3:13 PMSeptember 21, 1966, 10:24 AMSeptember 29, 1966, 12:47 PMOctober 7, 1966, 9:08 AM
Hunter’s Moon 1966October 13, 1966, 11:52 PMOctober 21, 1966, 1:34 AMOctober 29, 1966, 6:00 AMNovember 5, 1966, 5:18 PM
Beaver Moon 1966November 12, 1966, 9:26 AMNovember 19, 1966, 7:20 PMNovember 27, 1966, 9:40 PMDecember 5, 1966, 1:22 AM
Cold Moon 1966December 11, 1966, 10:13 PMDecember 19, 1966, 4:41 PMDecember 27, 1966, 12:43 PMJanuary 3, 1967, 9:19 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 1966 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.