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1970 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

The Full Moon 1970 Calendar had 12 full moons, seasonal blue moon, solstices, equinoxes, and full moon eclipses to help you look back at the past dates.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the full moons in 1970

All dates and times are in the United States Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT), adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

Dates of the Full Moons in 1970

The dates and times of the full moons in 1970 were:

  • Thursday, January 22, 1970 at 7:55 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 21, 1970 at 3:19 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, 1970 at 8:52 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 1970 at 11:21 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 1970 at 11:38 p.m.
  • Friday, June 19, 1970 at 8:27 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 18, 1970 at 3:58 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 16, 1970 at 11:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 15, 1970 at 7:09 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 14, 1970 at 4:21 p.m.
  • Friday, November 13, 1970 at 2:28 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 12, 1970 at 4:03 p.m.

Full Moon Schedule in 1970

There were 12 full moons with a Seasonal Blue Moon in May for the year. As part of the February and August full moons there were partial lunar eclipses.

January 22: Full Wolf Moon

The January 1970 Full Moon was on Thursday, January 22, 1970 at 7:55 AM. The Full Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the Full Moon in Leo. Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 21: Full Snow Moon

The February 1970 Full Moon was on Saturday, February 21, 1970 at 3:19 AM. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo.

The lunar eclipse in February was a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 22: Full Worm Moon

The March 1970 Full Moon was on Sunday, March 22, 1970 at 8:52 PM. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 21: Full Pink Moon

The April 1970 Full Moon was on Tuesday, April 21, 1970 at 11:21 AM. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

May 20: Full Flower Moon

The May 1970 Full Moon was on Wednesday, May 20, 1970 at 11:38 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the third full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio.

As the third full moon in a season with four, the May Full Moon was called a seasonal blue moon. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 19: Super Strawberry Moon

The June 1970 Full Moon was on Friday, June 19, 1970 at 8:27 AM. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 18: Super Buck Moon

The July 1970 Full Moon was on Saturday, July 18, 1970 at 3:58 PM. The Super Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the Full Moon in Capricorn. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 16: Super Sturgeon Moon

The August 1970 Full Moon was on Sunday, August 16, 1970 at 11:15 PM. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius. The lunar eclipse in August was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

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.

September 15: Super Harvest Moon

The September 1970 Full Moon was on Tuesday, September 15, 1970 at 7:09 AM. The Super Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the September Full Moon was called the Full Harvest Moon.

October 14: Super Hunter’s Moon

The October 1970 Full Moon was on Wednesday, October 14 at 4:21 PM. The Super Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries.

November 13: Full Beaver Moon

The November 1970 Full Moon was on Friday, November 13 at 2:28 AM. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus.

As the full moon occurred on a Friday, it was a rare Friday the 13th full moon. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 12: Full Cold Moon

The December 1970 Full Moon was on Saturday, December 12 at 4:03 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

1970 Equinoxes and Solstices

The Equinoxes and Solstices in 1970 were on:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1970 7:57 p.m.
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1970 3:43 p.m.
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1970 7:00 a.m.
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1970 1:36 a.m.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 1970 Full Moon Calendar to help you review the moons in the past.

How many full moons were in 1970?

There were 12 full moons in 1970 with one full moon each month of the year. There was not a calendar blue moon that year, which would have increased the total number of annual full moons.

Was there a full moon on Christmas in 1970?

No, in 1970 there was not a full moon on Christmas or Christmas Eve. The closest full moon was before the holiday on December 12. In other years a Christmas or Christmas Eve full moon will occur, but not in 1970.

Was Halloween 1970 a Full Moon?

No in 1970 there was not a full moon on Halloween. The closest full moon was before the holiday on October 14. In other years there is a Halloween full moon, but not in 1970.

Photo of the full moon for the 1970 full moon dates

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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.