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Full Moon 1980 Calendar with 13 full moons

The Full Moon 1980 Calendar includes the names and dates of the full moons, including two blue moons and lunar eclipses that occurred during 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.

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

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1980

What were the 1980 Full Moon Dates?

In 1980 there were 13 full moons. The dates and times of the full moons in 1980 were:

  1. Wednesday, January 2, 1980, 4:02 a.m.
  2. Thursday, January 31, 1980, 9:21 p.m.
  3. Saturday, March 1, 1980, 4:00 p.m.
  4. Monday, March 31, 1980, 10:14 a.m.
  5. Wednesday, April 30, 1980, 3:35 a.m.
  6. Thursday, May 29, 1980, 5:28 p.m.
  7. Saturday, June 28, 1980, 5:02 a.m.
  8. Sunday, July 27, 1980, 2:54 p.m.
  9. Monday, August 25, 1980, 11:42 p.m.
  10. Wednesday, September 24, 1980, 8:08 a.m.
  11. Thursday, October 23, 1980, 4:52 p.m.
  12. Saturday, November 22, 1980, 1:39 a.m.
  13. Sunday, December 21, 1980, 1:08 p.m.

Full Moon Calendar 1980

In 1980 there were 13 full moons during the year with two blue moons to start the year. There were penumbral lunar eclipses in March, July, and August and four supermoons during the year.

Since January and March both had blue moons, there was not enough time in the schedule for February to have a full moon, sometimes called a black moon.

Wolf Moon, Full Moon in Cancer 1980

The January 2 Full Moon was the first full moon of 1980. It was the first full moon in January, also called the Full Wolf Moon. The January Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.

Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

January Blue Moon, Full Moon in Leo 1980

The January 31 Full Moon was the second full moon of 1980, It was the second full moon in January, also called a Blue Moon. The January Blue Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.

Worm Moon, Full Moon In Virgo 1980

The March 1 Full Moon was the third full moon of 1980. The first full moon in March was called the Full Worm Moon. The March Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo.

The lunar eclipse at the beginning of March was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

March Blue Moon, Full Moon in Libra 1980

The March 31 Full Moon was the fourth full moon of 1980. The second full moon in March was called the Full Blue Moon. The March Blue Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra.

Pink Moon, Full Moon in Scorpio 1980

The April 30 Full Moon was the fifth full moon of 1980. The full moon in April was called the Full Pink Moon. The April Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio.

Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

Flower Moon, Full Moon In Sagittarius 1980

The May 29 Full Moon was the sixth full moon of 1980. The full moon in May was called the Full Flower Moon. The May Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Strawberry Moon, Full Moon in Capricorn 1980

The June 28 Full Moon was the seventh full moon of 1980. The full moon in June was called the Full Strawberry Moon. The June Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and Full Moon in Capricorn.

Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

Buck Moon, Full Moon in Aquarius 1980

The July 27 Full Moon was the eighth full moon of 1980. The full moon in July was called the Full Buck Moon. The July Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and Full Moon in Aquarius.

The lunar eclipse in July was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

Sturgeon Moon, Full Moon in Pisces 1980 (Supermoon)

The August 25 Full Moon was the ninth full moon of 1980. The full moon in August was called the Full Sturgeon Moon. The August Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces. The lunar eclipse in August was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The August 1980 Full Moon was one of the four full supermoons for the year.

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.

Harvest Moon, Full Moon in Aries 1980 (Supermoon)

The September 24 Full Moon was the tenth full moon of 1980. The full moon in September was called the Full Harvest Moon as the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year.

The September Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries. The September 1980 Full Moon was one of the four full supermoons for the year.

Hunter’s Moon, a second Full Moon in Aries 1980 (Supermoon)

The October 23 Full Moon was the eleventh full moon of 1980. The full moon in October was called the Full Hunter’s Moon. The October Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries. The October 1980 Full Moon was one of the four full supermoons for the year.

Beaver Moon, Full Moon in Gemini 1980 (Supermoon)

The November 22 Full Moon was the twelfth full moon of 1980. The full moon in November was called the Full Beaver Moon. The November Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.

The November 1980 Full Moon was one of the four full supermoons for the year. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

Cold Moon, Full Moon in Gemini 1980

The December 21 Full Moon was the last full moon of 1980. The full moon in December was called the Full Cold Moon. The December Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Gemini.

Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

Learn more about the New Moons in 1980.

1980 Equinoxes and Solstices

The dates of the equinoxes and solstices in 1980 were:

Equinox / SolsticeMonth1980 DateUTC Time
Spring Equinox (Vernal)MarchMarch 20, 6:10 AM EST 11:10 AM
Summer SolsticeJuneJune 21, 1:47 AM EDT5:47 AM
Autumnal EquinoxSeptemberSeptember 22, 5:09 PM EDT 9:09 PM
Winter SolsticeDecemberDecember 21, 11:56 AM EST4:56 PM

The Winter Solstice and December full moon fell on the same date. The peak of the full moon occurred a few hours after the solstice.

The first full moon after Spring Equinox was on Monday, March 31. The spring season had 3 full moons.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice was on Saturday, June 28. The summer season had 3 full moons.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox was on Wednesday, September 24. The autumn season had 3 new moons.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice was on Sunday, December 21 by a few hours after the Solstice. The winter season had 4 full moons, with a rare February Seasonal Blue Moon in 1981.

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.

Learn more about the Moon Phases in 1980.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many full moons were there in 1980?

In 1980 there were 13 full moons with blue moons in January and March. February did not have a full moon because of how the schedule aligned at the beginning of the year.


Sources

The dates and times provided by NASA in the United States Eastern Time are for Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.