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1968 Full Moons, the Full Moon Phases in 1968

The Full Moon 1968 Calendar take you back to the full moons in 1968 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 1968 Full Moons

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

In 1968 there were 12 full moons during the year. The dates and times of the full moons in 1968 were:

  1. January 15, 1968 11:11 a.m. (Wolf Moon)
  2. February 14, 1968 1:43 a.m. (Snow Moon)
  3. March 14, 1968 1:52 p.m. (Worm Moon)
  4. April 12, 1968 11:52 p.m. (Pink Moon)
  5. May 12, 1968 9:05 a.m. (Flower Moon)
  6. June 10, 1968 4:13 p.m. (Strawberry Moon)
  7. July 9, 1968 11:18 p.m. (Buck Moon)
  8. August 8, 1968 7:32 a.m. (Sturgeon Moon)
  9. September 6, 1968 6:07 p.m. (Corn Moon)
  10. October 6, 1968 7:46 a.m. (Harvest Moon)
  11. November 4, 1968 11:25 p.m. (Beaver Moon)
  12. December 4, 1968 6:07 p.m. (Cold Moon)

Full Moons in 1968

In 1968 there were 13 full moons. The first full moon of 1968 was on Monday, January 15.

Full Wolf Moon on January 15, 1968

The full moon in January was on Monday, January 15 at 11:11 AM. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 1968 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 14, 1968

The full moon in February was on Wednesday, February 14 at 1:43 AM. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 1968 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 14, 1968

The full moon in March was on Thursday, March 14 at 1:52 PM. The Super Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 1968 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 12, 1968

The full moon in April was on Friday, April 12 at 11:52 PM. The Super Pink Blood Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 1968 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

The lunar eclipse in April was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. 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 12, 1968

The full moon in May was on Sunday, May 12 at 9:05 AM. The Super Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 1968 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Full Strawberry Moon on June 10, 1968

The full moon in June was on Monday, June 10 at 4:13 PM. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 1968 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 9, 1968

The full moon in July was on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:18 PM. The Super Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 1968 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 8, 1968

The full moon in August was on Thursday, August 8 at 7:32 AM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 1968 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 Corn Moon on September 6, 1968

The full moon in September was on Friday, September 6 at 6:07 PM. The Full Corn Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 1968 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

Full Harvest Moon on October 6, 1968

The full moon in October was on Sunday, October 6 at 7:46 AM. The Harvest Blood Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 1968 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the October Full Moon was called the Harvest Moon. The lunar eclipse in October was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

Full Beaver Moon on November 4, 1968

The full moon in November was on Monday, November 4 at 11:25 PM. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 1968 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon on December 4, 1968

The full moon in December was on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:07 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 1968 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1968 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1968 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1968 at 8:21 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1968 at 4:12 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1968 at 7:26 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1968 at 1:59 PM

Full Moon Phases

The full moon phases in 1968 were:

Full Moon 1968U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseFull Moon NameSeason
January 15, 196811:11 AM ESTJanuary Full MoonFull Wolf MoonWinter
February 14, 19681:43 AM ESTFebruary Full MoonFull Snow MoonWinter
March 14, 19681:52 PM ESTMarch Full MoonSuper Worm MoonWinter
April 12, 196811:52 PM ESTApril Full MoonSuper Pink Blood MoonSpring
May 12, 19689:05 AM EDTMay Full MoonSuper Flower MoonSpring
June 10, 19684:13 PM EDTJune Full MoonSuper Strawberry MoonSpring
July 9, 196811:18 PM EDTJuly Full MoonSuper Buck MoonSummer
August 8, 19687:32 AM EDTAugust Full MoonFull Sturgeon MoonSummer
September 6, 19686:07 PM EDTSeptember Full MoonFull Corn MoonSummer
October 6, 19687:46 AM EDTOctober Full MoonHarvest Blood MoonAutumn
November 4, 196811:25 PM ESTNovember Full MoonFull Beaver MoonAutumn
December 4, 19686:07 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 1968 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.

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