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1973 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

Here’s the 1973 Full Moon Calendar to help you look back at the year’s 12 full moons, eclipses, and supermoons. All dates and times are in the United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of 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.

The calendar of full moons in 1973 were:

Full MoonFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Thursday, January 18, 1973, 4:28 PMSuper Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Saturday, February 17, 1973, 5:07 AMFull Snow MoonLeoWinter
Sunday, March 18, 1973, 6:33 PMFull Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Tuesday, April 17, 1973, 8:50 AMFull Pink MoonLibraSpring
Thursday, May 17, 1973, 12:58 AMFull Flower MoonScorpioSpring
Friday, June 15, 1973, 4:35 PMFull Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Sunday, July 15, 1973, 7:56 AMFull Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Monday, August 13, 1973, 10:17 PMFull Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Wednesday, September 12, 1973, 11:16 AMFull Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
Thursday, October 11, 1973, 11:09 PMFull Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Saturday, November 10, 1973, 9:27 AMSuper Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
Sunday, December 9, 1973, 8:35 PMSuper Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moons in 1973

In 1973, the calendar had 12 full moons. Because the first full moon was in the middle of January, each month had one full moon. Each season had three full moons, and there were no seasonal blue moons on the calendar for the year.

There was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse as part of the January, June, and July full moons. There was a Partial Lunar Eclipse in December.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1973

January 18, 1973 (Super Wolf Moon)

The full moon in January 1973 was on Thursday, January 18, 1973. The Super Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 18 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer.

February 17, 1973 (Full Snow Moon)

The full moon in February 1973 was on Saturday, February 17, 1973. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 17 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

March 18, 1973 (Full Worm Moon)

The full moon in March 1973 was on Sunday, March 18, 1973. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 18 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

April 17, 1973 (Full Pink Moon)

The full moon in April 1973 was on Tuesday, April 17, 1973. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 17 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

May 17, 1973 (Full Flower Moon)

The full moon in May 1973 was on Thursday, May 17, 1973. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 17 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

June 15, 1973 (Full Strawberry Moon)

The full moon in June 1973 was on Friday, June 15, 1973. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 15 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

July 15, 1973 (Full Buck Moon)

The full moon in July 1973 was on Sunday, July 15, 1973. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 15 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

August 13, 1973 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The full moon in August 1973 was on Monday, August 13, 1973. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 13 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

September 12, 1973 (Full Harvest Moon)

The full moon in September 1973 was on Wednesday, September 12, 1973. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 12 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

October 11, 1973 (Full Hunter’s Moon)

The full moon in October 1973 was on Thursday, October 11, 1973. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 11 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 10, 1973 (Super Beaver Moon)

The full moon in November 1973 was on Saturday, November 10, 1973. The Super Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 10 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

December 9, 1973 (Super Cold Moon)

The full moon in December 1973 was on Sunday, December 9, 1973. The Super Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 9 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

Harvest Moon in 1973

The Harvest Moon in 1973 was on Wednesday September 12, 1973. The September full moon ninth full moon of 1973 and was the full moon in Pisces. The Full Harvest Moon was the last Summer Full Moon as it occurred before the Autumnal Equinox.

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1973 it was part of Summer.

1973 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1973. Each season has three full moons.

The 1973 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1973 1:12 PM EST or 6:12 PM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1973 9:00 AM EDT or 1:00 PM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1973 12:21 AM EDT or 4:21 AM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1973 7:08 PM EST or December 22, 1973 12:08 AM UTC

Moon Phases in 1973

The dates of the lunar phases in 1973 were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1973January 4, 1973, 10:42 AMJanuary 12, 1973, 12:27 AMJanuary 18, 1973, 4:28 PMJanuary 26, 1973, 1:05 AM
Snow Moon 1973February 3, 1973, 4:23 AMFebruary 10, 1973, 9:06 AMFebruary 17, 1973, 5:07 AMFebruary 24, 1973, 10:10 PM
Worm Moon 1973March 4, 1973, 7:07 PMMarch 11, 1973, 4:26 PMMarch 18, 1973, 6:33 PMMarch 26, 1973, 6:46 PM
Pink Moon 1973April 3, 1973, 6:45 AMApril 9, 1973, 11:28 PMApril 17, 1973, 8:50 AMApril 25, 1973, 12:59 PM
Flower Moon 1973May 2, 1973, 4:55 PMMay 9, 1973, 8:07 AMMay 17, 1973, 12:58 AMMay 25, 1973, 4:40 AM
Strawberry Moon 1973June 1, 1973, 12:34 AMJune 7, 1973, 5:11 PMJune 15, 1973, 4:35 PMJune 23, 1973, 3:45 PM
Buck Moon 1973June 30, 1973, 7:39 AMJuly 7, 1973, 4:26 AMJuly 15, 1973, 7:56 AMJuly 22, 1973, 11:58 PM
Sturgeon Moon 1973July 29, 1973, 2:59 PMAugust 5, 1973, 6:27 PMAugust 13, 1973, 10:17 PMAugust 21, 1973, 6:22 AM
Harvest Moon 1973August 27, 1973, 11:25 PMSeptember 4, 1973, 11:22 AMSeptember 12, 1973, 11:16 AMSeptember 19, 1973, 12:11 PM
Hunter’s Moon 1973September 26, 1973, 9:54 AMOctober 4, 1973, 6:32 AMOctober 11, 1973, 11:09 PMOctober 18, 1973, 6:33 PM
Beaver Moon 1973October 25, 1973, 11:16 PMNovember 3, 1973, 1:29 AMNovember 10, 1973, 9:27 AMNovember 17, 1973, 1:35 AM
Cold Moon 1973November 24, 1973, 2:55 PMDecember 2, 1973, 8:29 PMDecember 9, 1973, 8:35 PMDecember 16, 1973, 12:13 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.


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.