1972 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

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1972 Full Moon — In 1972, there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and four 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 1972

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 1972 were:

Lunar CycleFull MoonMoon SignSeason
Wolf Moon 1972Sunday, January 30, 1972 5:58 a.m.LeoWinter
Snow Moon 1972Monday, February 28, 1972 10:12 p.m.VirgoWinter
Worm Moon 1972Wednesday, March 29, 1972 3:05 p.m.LibraSpring
Pink Moon 1972Friday, April 28, 1972 7:44 a.m.ScorpioSpring
Flower Moon 1972Sunday, May 28, 1972 12:28 a.m.SagittariusSpring
Stawberry Moon 1972Monday, June 26, 1972 2:46 p.m.CapricornSummer
Buck Moon 1972Wednesday, July 26, 1972 3:24 a.m.AquariusSummer
Sturgeon Moon 1972Thursday, August 24, 1972 2:22 p.m.PiscesSummer
Harvest Moon 1972Saturday, September 23, 1972 12:07 a.m.PiscesAutumn
Hunter’s Moon 1972Sunday, October 22, 1972 9:25 a.m.AriesAutumn
Beaver Moon 1972Monday, November 20, 1972 6:07 p.m.TaurusAutumn
Cold Moon 1972Wednesday, December 20, 1972 4:45 a.m.GeminiAutumn

Full Moon Calendar for 1972

In 1972 there were 12 full moons, with a rare November Seasonal Blue Moon in Autumn. As part of the January Full Moon, there was a Total Lunar Eclipse and a Partial Lunar Eclipse during the July Full Moon.

January 30, 1972 (Wolf Blood Moon)

The first full moon in 1972 was on Sunday, January 30, 1972 at 5:58 AM. The January Full Moon was called the Wolf Blood Moon. The January 1972 Full Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.

February 28, 1972 (Full Snow Moon)

The second full moon in 1972 was on Monday, February 28, 1972 at 10:12 PM. The February Full Moon was called the Full Snow Moon. The February 1972 Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo.

March 29, 1972 (Full Worm Moon)

The third full moon in 1972 was on Wednesday, March 29, 1972 at 3:05 PM. The March Full Moon was called the Full Worm Moon. The March 1972 Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra.

April 28, 1972 (Full Pink Moon)

The fourth full moon in 1972 was on Friday, April 28, 1972 at 7:44 AM. The April Full Moon was called the Full Pink Moon. The April 1972 Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio.

May 28, 1972 (Full Flower Moon)

The fifth full moon in 1972 was on Sunday, May 28, 1972 at 12:28 AM. The May Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon. The May 1972 Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

June 26, 1972 (Full Strawberry Moon)

The sixth full moon in 1972 was on Monday, June 26, 1972 at 2:46 PM. The June Full Moon was called the Full Strawberry Moon. The June 1972 Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn.

July 26, 1972 (Full Buck Moon)

The seventh full moon in 1972 was on Wednesday, July 26, 1972 at 3:24 AM. The July Full Moon was called the Full Buck Moon. The July 1972 Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius.

August 24, 1972 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The eighth full moon in 1972 was on Thursday, August 24, 1972 at 2:22 PM. The August Full Moon was called the Full Sturgeon Moon. The August 1972 Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.

September 23, 1972 (Super Harvest Moon)

The ninth full moon in 1972 was on Saturday, September 23, 1972 at 12:07 AM. The September Full Moon was called the Super Harvest Moon. The September 1972 Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Pisces.

October 22, 1972 (Super Hunter’s Moon)

The tenth full moon in 1972 was on Sunday, October 22, 1972 at 9:25 AM. The October Full Moon was called the Super Hunter’s Moon. The October 1972 Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.

November 20, 1972 (Super Beaver Moon)

The eleventh full moon in 1972 was on Monday, November 20, 1972 at 6:07 PM. The November Full Moon was called the Super Beaver Moon. The November 1972 Full Moon was the third full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Taurus.

December 20, 1972 (Super Cold Moon)

The last full moon in 1972 was on Wednesday, December 20, 1972 at 4:45 AM. The December Full Moon was called the Super Cold Moon. The December 1972 Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.

Harvest Moon in 1972

The Harvest Moon in 1972 was on Saturday September 23, 1972. The September full moon ninth full moon of 1972 and was the full moon in Pisces. The Super Harvest Moon was the first AutumnFull Moon as the first full moon after the Autumnal Equinox.

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1972 it was part of Autumn.

1972 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1972. There was a rare winter seasonal blue moon in November because the season has four full moons.

The 1972 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1972 7:21 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1972 3:05 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1972 6:32 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1972 1:13 PM

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 1972 were:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1972Sun, January 16, 5:52 a.m.Sun, January 23, 4:29 a.m.Sun, January 30, 5:58 a.m.Mon, February 7, 6:11 a.m.
Snow Moon 1972Mon, February 14, 7:29 p.m.Mon, February 21, 12:20 p.m.Mon, February 28, 10:12 p.m.Wed, March 8, 2:05 a.m.
Worm Moon 1972Wed, March 15, 6:35 a.m.Tue, March 21, 9:12 p.m.Wed, March 29, 3:05 p.m.Thu, April 6, 6:44 p.m.
Pink Moon 1972Thu, April 13, 3:31 p.m.Thu, April 20, 7:45 a.m.Fri, April 28, 7:44 a.m.Sat, May 6, 8:26 a.m.
Flower Moon 1972Sat, May 13, 12:08 a.m.Fri, May 19, 9:16 p.m.Sun, May 28, 12:28 a.m.Sun, June 4, 5:21 p.m.
Strawberry Moon 1972Sun, June 11, 7:30 a.m.Sun, June 18, 11:41 a.m.Mon, June 26, 2:46 p.m.Mon, July 3, 11:25 p.m.
Buck Moon 1972Mon, July 10, 3:39 p.m.Tue, July 18, 3:46 a.m.Wed, July 26, 3:24 a.m.Wed, August 2, 4:02 a.m.
Sturgeon Moon 1972Wed, August 9, 1:26 a.m.Wed, August 16, 9:09 p.m.Thu, August 24, 2:22 p.m.Thu, August 31, 8:48 a.m.
Harvest Moon 1972Thu, September 7, 1:28 p.m.Fri, September 15, 3:13 p.m.Sat, September 23, 12:07 a.m.Fri, September 29, 3:16 p.m.
Hunter’s Moon 1972Sat, October 7, 4:08 a.m.Sun, October 15, 8:55 a.m.Sun, October 22, 9:25 a.m.Sun, October 29, 12:41 a.m.
Beaver Moon 1972Sun, November 5, 8:21 p.m.Tue, November 14, 12:01 a.m.Mon, November 20, 6:07 p.m.Mon, November 27, 12:45 p.m.
Cold Moon 1972Tue, December 5, 3:24 p.m.Wed, December 13, 1:36 p.m.Wed, December 20, 4:45 a.m.Wed, December 27, 5:28 a.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.