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1968 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1968

The Full Moon 1968 Calendar takes you back to the full moons in 1968 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.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1968

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 1968 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Monday, January 15, 1968 11:11 a.m.Full Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Wednesday, February 14, 1968 1:43 a.m.Full Snow MoonLeoWinter
Thursday, March 14, 1968 1:52 p.m.Super Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Friday, April 12, 1968 11:52 p.m.Super Pink Blood MoonLibraSpring
Sunday, May 12, 1968 9:05 a.m.Super Flower MoonScorpioSpring
Monday, June 10, 1968 4:13 p.m.Super Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Tuesday, July 9, 1968 11:18 p.m.Super Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Thursday, August 8, 1968 7:32 a.m.Full Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Friday, September 6, 1968 6:07 p.m.Full Corn MoonPiscesSummer
Sunday, October 6, 1968 7:46 a.m.Harvest Blood MoonAriesAutumn
Monday, November 4, 1968 11:25 p.m.Full Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
Wednesday, December 4, 1968 6:07 p.m.Full Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moons in 1968

In 1968 there were 12 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

Moon Phases in 1968

The dates of the lunar phases in 1968 were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1968December 30, 1967, 10:38 PMJanuary 7, 1968, 9:23 AMJanuary 15, 1968, 11:11 AMJanuary 22, 1968, 2:38 PM
Snow Moon 1968January 29, 1968, 11:29 AMFebruary 6, 1968, 7:20 AMFebruary 14, 1968, 1:43 AMFebruary 20, 1968, 10:28 PM
Worm Moon 1968February 28, 1968, 1:56 AMMarch 7, 1968, 4:20 AMMarch 14, 1968, 1:52 PMMarch 21, 1968, 6:07 AM
Pink Moon 1968March 28, 1968, 5:48 PMApril 5, 1968, 10:28 PMApril 12, 1968, 11:52 PMApril 19, 1968, 2:35 PM
Flower Moon 1968April 27, 1968, 10:21 AMMay 5, 1968, 1:54 PMMay 12, 1968, 9:05 AMMay 19, 1968, 1:44 AM
Strawberry Moon 1968May 27, 1968, 3:30 AMJune 4, 1968, 12:47 AMJune 10, 1968, 4:13 PMJune 17, 1968, 2:14 PM
Buck Moon 1968June 25, 1968, 6:24 PMJuly 3, 1968, 8:41 AMJuly 9, 1968, 11:18 PMJuly 17, 1968, 5:11 AM
Sturgeon Moon 1968July 25, 1968, 7:49 AMAugust 1, 1968, 2:34 PMAugust 8, 1968, 7:32 AMAugust 15, 1968, 10:13 PM
Corn Moon 1968August 23, 1968, 7:57 PMAugust 30, 1968, 7:34 PMSeptember 6, 1968, 6:07 PMSeptember 14, 1968, 4:31 PM
Harvest Moon 1968September 22, 1968, 7:08 AMSeptember 29, 1968, 1:07 AMOctober 6, 1968, 7:46 AMOctober 14, 1968, 11:05 AM
Beaver Moon 1968October 21, 1968, 5:44 PMOctober 28, 1968, 7:40 AMNovember 4, 1968, 11:25 PMNovember 13, 1968, 3:53 AM
Cold Moon 1968November 20, 1968, 3:02 AMNovember 26, 1968, 6:30 PMDecember 4, 1968, 6:07 PMDecember 12, 1968, 7:49 PM

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 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.