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Full Moon Calendar 1971, Dates of the Full Moons in 1971

The Full Moon Calendar 1971 shows you the exact dates and times of the full moons in 1971, lunar eclipses, and a blue moon that occurred during the year. All dates and times are in the United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

The full moons in 1971 were:

  • Wolf Moon – Monday, January 11, 1971 at 8:20 AM
  • Snow Moon – Wednesday, February 10, 1971 at 2:41 AM (Blood Moon)
  • Worm Moon – Thursday, March 11, 1971 at 9:33 PM
  • Pink Moon – Saturday, April 10, 1971 at 3:10 PM
  • Flower Moon – Monday, May 10, 1971 at 7:23 AM
  • Strawberry Moon – Tuesday, June 8, 1971 at 8:03 PM
  • Buck Moon – Thursday, July 8, 1971 at 6:37 AM
  • Sturgeon Moon – Friday, August 6, 1971 at 3:42 PM (Blood Moon)
  • Corn Moon – Sunday, September 5, 1971 at 12:02 AM
  • Harvest Moon – Monday, October 4, 1971 at 8:19 AM
  • Beaver Moon – Tuesday, November 2, 1971 at 4:19 PM
  • Cold Moon – Thursday, December 2, 1971 at 2:48 AM
  • Blue Moon – Friday, December 31, 1971 at 3:20 PM

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.

Full Moon Calendar 1971

In 1971, there were 13 full moons, with a New Year’s Eve Blue Moon to end the year. A total lunar eclipse, also called a blood moon, occurred during both February and August full moons.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1971

January 11, 1971 (Full Wolf Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the January 1971 Full Moon, also called the Wolf Moon

The first full moon in 1971 was on Monday, January 11, 1971 at 8:20 AM. The January Full Moon was called the Full Wolf Moon. The January 1971 Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer. Other names for the full Moon in January include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 10, 1971 (Snow Blood Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the February 1971 Full Moon with a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called the Snow Blood Moon

The second full moon in 1971 was on Wednesday, February 10, 1971 at 2:41 AM. The February Full Moon was called the Snow Blood Moon. The February 1971 Full Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.

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

March 11, 1971 (Full Worm Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the March 1971 Full Moon, also called the Worm Moon

The third full moon in 1971 was on Thursday, March 11, 1971 at 9:33 PM. The March Full Moon was called the Full Worm Moon. The March 1971 Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo. Other names for the full moon in March include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

Spring started with the Spring Equniox, also called the Vernal Equniox, on March 21, 1971 at 1:39 AM, after the March Full Moon.

April 10, 1971 (Full Pink Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the April 1971 Full Moon, also called the Pink Moon

The fourth full moon in 1971 was on Saturday, April 10, 1971 at 3:10 PM. The April Full Moon was called the Full Pink Moon. The April 1971 Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra. Other names for the full moon in April include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

May 10, 1971 (Full Flower Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the May 1971 Full Moon, also called the Flower Moon

The fifth full moon in 1971 was on Monday, May 10, 1971 at 7:23 AM. The May Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon. The May 1971 Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio. Other names for the full moon in May include the Corn Planting Moon and Milk Moon.

June 8, 1971 (Full Strawberry Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the June 1971 Full Moon, also called the Strawberry Moon

The sixth full moon in 1971 was on Tuesday, June 8, 1971 at 8:03 PM. The June Full Moon was called the Full Strawberry Moon. The June 1971 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.

Summer started with the Summer Solstice on  June 21, 1971 at 9:20 PM, after the June Full Moon.

July 8, 1971 (Full Buck Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the July 1971 Full Moon, also called the Buck Moon

The seventh full moon in 1971 was on Thursday, July 8, 1971 at 6:37 AM. The July Full Moon was called the Full Buck Moon. The July 1971 Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 6, 1971 (Sturgeon Blood Moon, Supermoon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the August 1971 Full Moon with a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called the Sturgeon Blood Moon

The eighth full moon in 1971 was on Friday, August 6, 1971 at 3:42 PM. The August Full Moon was called the Super Sturgeon Blood Moon. The August 1971 Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius. The lunar eclipse in August was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

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 5, 1971 (Full Corn Moon, Supermoon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the September 1971 Full Moon, also called the Corn Moon

The ninth full moon in 1971 was on Sunday, September 5, 1971 at 12:02 AM. The September Full Moon was called the Super Corn Moon. The September 1971 Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.

The Autumnal Equinox was on September 23, 1971 at 12:45 PM, after the September Full Moon.

October 4, 1971 (Full Harvest Moon, Supermoon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the October 1971 Full Moon, also called the Harvest Moon

The tenth full moon in 1971 was on Monday, October 4, 1971 at 8:19 AM. The October full moon was called the Full Harvest Moon because it was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the September Full Moon. The October Full Moon was called the Super Harvest Moon. The October 1971 Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.

November 2, 1971 (Full Beaver Moon, Supermoon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the November 1971 Full Moon, also called the Beaver Moon

The eleventh full moon in 1971 was on Tuesday, November 2, 1971 at 4:19 PM. The November Full Moon was called the Super Beaver Moon. The November 1971 Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 2, 1971 (Full Cold Moon, Supermoon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the first December 1971 Full Moon, also called the Cold Moon

The twelfth full moon in 1971 was on Thursday, December 2, 1971 at 2:48 AM. The December Full Moon was called the Super Cold Moon. The December 1971 Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini. Other names for the full moon in December include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

The Winter Solstice was on December 22, 1971 at 7:24 AM, in between the two December Full Moons.

December 31, 1971 (Full Blue Moon)

Photo of the moon for the date of the second December 1971 Full Moon, also called the Blue Moon

The last full moon in 1971 was on Friday, December 31, 1971 at 3:20 PM. The December Full Moon was called the Full Blue Moon. The December 1971 Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.

Moon Phases in 1971

The dates of the lunar phases in 1971 were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1971December 28, 1970, 5:43 AMJanuary 3, 1971, 11:55 PMJanuary 11, 1971, 8:20 AMJanuary 19, 1971, 1:08 PM
Snow Moon 1971January 26, 1971, 5:55 PMFebruary 2, 1971, 9:31 AMFebruary 10, 1971, 2:41 AMFebruary 18, 1971, 7:14 AM
Worm Moon 1971February 25, 1971, 4:48 AMMarch 3, 1971, 9:01 PMMarch 11, 1971, 9:33 PMMarch 19, 1971, 9:30 PM
Pink Moon 1971March 26, 1971, 2:23 PMApril 2, 1971, 10:46 AMApril 10, 1971, 3:10 PMApril 18, 1971, 7:58 AM
Flower Moon 1971April 24, 1971, 11:02 PMMay 2, 1971, 3:34 AMMay 10, 1971, 7:23 AMMay 17, 1971, 4:15 PM
Strawberry Moon 1971May 24, 1971, 8:32 AMMay 31, 1971, 8:42 PMJune 8, 1971, 8:03 PMJune 15, 1971, 9:24 PM
Buck Moon 1971June 22, 1971, 5:57 PMJune 30, 1971, 2:11 PMJuly 8, 1971, 6:37 AMJuly 15, 1971, 1:47 AM
Sturgeon Moon 1971July 22, 1971, 5:15 AMJuly 30, 1971, 7:07 AMAugust 6, 1971, 3:42 PMAugust 13, 1971, 6:55 AM
Corn Moon 1971August 20, 1971, 6:53 PMAugust 28, 1971, 10:56 PMSeptember 5, 1971, 12:02 AMSeptember 11, 1971, 2:23 PM
Harvest Moon 1971September 19, 1971, 10:42 AMSeptember 27, 1971, 1:17 PMOctober 4, 1971, 8:19 AMOctober 11, 1971, 1:29 AM
Beaver Moon 1971October 19, 1971, 3:59 AMOctober 27, 1971, 1:54 AMNovember 2, 1971, 4:19 PMNovember 9, 1971, 3:51 PM
Cold Moon 1971November 17, 1971, 8:46 PMNovember 25, 1971, 11:37 AMDecember 2, 1971, 2:48 AMDecember 9, 1971, 11:02 AM
Blue Moon 1971December 17, 1971, 2:03 PMDecember 24, 1971, 8:35 PMDecember 31, 1971, 3:20 PMJanuary 8, 1972, 8:31 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.


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.