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1970 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

1970 Full Moon — In 1970, there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and five full supermoons.

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 1970

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 1970 were:

Lunar CycleFull MoonMoon SignSeason
Wolf Moon 1970Thursday, January 22, 1970 7:55 a.m.LeoWinter
Snow Moon 1970Saturday, February 21, 1970 3:19 a.m.VirgoWinter
Worm Moon 1970Sunday, March 22, 1970 8:52 p.m.LibraSpring
Pink Moon 1970Tuesday, April 21, 1970 11:21 a.m.ScorpioSpring
Flower Moon 1970Wednesday, May 20, 1970 11:38 p.m.ScorpioSpring
Strawberry Moon 1970Friday, June 19, 1970 8:27 a.m.SagittariusSpring
Buck Moon 1970Saturday, July 18, 1970 3:58 p.m.CapricornSummer
Sturgeon Moon 1970Sunday, August 16, 1970 11:15 p.m.AquariusSummer
Harvest Moon 1970Tuesday, September 15, 1970 7:09 a.m.PiscesSummer
Hunter’s Moon 1970Wednesday, October 14, 1970 4:21 p.m.AriesAutumn
Beaver Moon 1970Friday, November 13, 1970 2:28 a.m.TaurusAutumn
Cold Moon 1970Saturday, December 12, 1970 4:03 p.m.GeminiAutumn

January 22, 1970 (Full Wolf Moon)

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

February 21, 1970 (Full Snow Moon)

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

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

March 22, 1970 (Full Worm Moon)

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

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) was on March 20, 1970 7:57 p.m., a couple of days before the March Full Moon.

April 21, 1970 (Full Pink Moon)

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

May 20, 1970 (Full Flower Moon)

The fifth full moon in 1970 was on Wednesday, May 20, 1970 at 11:38 PM. The May Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon. The May 1970 Full Moon was the third full moon of Spring and 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 full moon in May include the Corn Planting Moon and Milk Moon.

June 19, 1970 (Full Strawberry Moon, Supermoon)

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

The Summer Solstice was on June 21, 1970 at 3:43 p.m., several days after the June Full Moon.

July 18, 1970 (Full Buck Moon, Supermoon)

The seventh full moon in 1970 was on Saturday, July 18, 1970 at 3:58 PM. The July Full Moon was called the Super Buck Moon. The July 1970 Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn.

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, 1970 (Full Sturgeon Moon, Supermoon)

The eighth full moon in 1970 was on Sunday, August 16, 1970 at 11:15 PM. The August Full Moon was called the Super Sturgeon Moon. The August 1970 Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and 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, 1970 (Full Harvest Moon, Supermoon)

The ninth full moon in 1970 was on Tuesday, September 15, 1970 at 7:09 AM. As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the September Full Moon was called the Full Harvest Moon. The September 1970 Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.

The Autumnal Equinox was on September 23, 1970 7:00 a.m.

October 14, 1970 (Full Hunter’s Moon, Supermoon)

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

November 13, 1970 (Full Beaver Moon)

The eleventh full moon in 1970 was on Friday, November 13, 1970 at 2:28 AM. The November Full Moon was called the Full Beaver Moon. The November 1970 Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and 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, 1970 (Full Cold Moon)

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

The Winter Solstice was on December 22, 1970 at 1:36 a.m., after the December Full Moon.

Moon Phases

The primary lunar phases of each moon are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and last quarter.

The dates of the lunar phases in 1970 were:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1970Wed, January 7, 3:35 p.m.Wed, January 14, 8:18 a.m.Thu, January 22, 7:55 a.m.Fri, January 30, 9:38 a.m.
Snow Moon 1970Fri, February 6, 2:13 a.m.Thu, February 12, 11:10 p.m.Sat, February 21, 3:19 a.m.Sat, February 28, 9:33 p.m.
Worm Moon 1970Sat, March 7, 12:42 p.m.Sat, March 14, 4:16 p.m.Sun, March 22, 8:52 p.m.Mon, March 30, 6:04 a.m.
Pink Moon 1970Sun, April 5, 11:09 p.m.Mon, April 13, 10:44 a.m.Tue, April 21, 11:21 a.m.Tue, April 28, 1:18 p.m.
Flower Moon 1970Tue, May 5, 10:51 a.m.Wed, May 13, 6:26 a.m.Wed, May 20, 11:38 p.m.Wed, May 27, 6:32 p.m.
Strawberry Moon 1970Wed, June 3, 10:21 p.m.Fri, June 12, 12:06 a.m.Fri, June 19, 8:27 a.m.Fri, June 26, 12:01 a.m.
Buck Moon 1970Fri, July 3, 11:18 a.m.Sat, July 11, 3:43 p.m.Sat, July 18, 3:58 p.m.Sat, July 25, 7:00 a.m.
Sturgeon Moon 1970Sun, August 2, 1:58 a.m.Mon, August 10, 4:50 a.m.Sun, August 16, 11:15 p.m.Sun, August 23, 4:35 p.m.
Harvest Moon 1970Mon, August 31, 6:01 p.m.Tue, September 8, 3:38 p.m.Tue, September 15, 7:09 a.m.Tue, September 22, 5:42 a.m.
Hunter’s Moon 1970Wed, September 30, 10:31 a.m.Thu, October 8, 12:43 a.m.Wed, October 14, 4:21 p.m.Wed, October 21, 10:47 p.m.
Beaver Moon 1970Fri, October 30, 1:28 a.m.Fri, November 6, 7:47 a.m.Fri, November 13, 2:28 a.m.Fri, November 20, 6:13 p.m.
Cold Moon 1970Sat, November 28, 4:14 p.m.Sat, December 5, 3:36 p.m.Sat, December 12, 4:03 p.m.Sun, December 20, 4:09 p.m.

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.

Photo of the full moon for the 1970 full moon dates