Full Moon 1980 Calendar with 13 Full Moons

Wondering when were the full moons in 1980? Here’s the Full Moon Calendar 1980 to help you go back and look at the year’s 13 full moons, solstices, equinoxes, and full moon eclipses.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Photo of the full moon with the words Full Moon Calendar 1980

The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time (ET) account for both 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. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local time zone may be different, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.

Full Moon Calendar 1980

In 1980, there were 13 full moons on the calendar. This was an interesting year because depending on the timezone, there were one or two blue moons.

From a United States Eastern time zone perspective, we had blue moons in January and March. February 1980 had a black moon as a result as it did not have a full moon at all.

The second January full moon was so late in the day that it slipped into the beginning of February when looking at this in the UTC timezone.

For both the Eastern Time Zone and UTC March had a blue moon.

The second full moon in March coincided with a penumbral lunar full moon eclipse. there were also penumbral lunar full moon eclipses in March and July 1980.

MonthDay of the weekFull Moon 1980 DateUTC Time
JanuaryWednesdayJanuary 2, 1980 4:02 AM EST9:02 AM UTC
(Blue Moon)
ThursdayJanuary 31, 1980 9:21 PM EST
FebruaryNone. Black moonFebruary 1, 1980 2:21 AM UTC
MarchSaturdayMarch 1, 1980 4:00 PM EST or 9:00 PM UTC
MarchMondayMarch 31, 1980 11:14 AM EST3:14 PM UTC
AprilWednesdayApril 30, 1980 3:35 AM EDT7:35 AM UTC
MayThursdayMay 29, 1980 5:28 PM EDT9:28 PM UTC
JuneSaturdayJune 28, 1980 5:02 AM EDT9:02 AM UTC
JulySundayJuly 27, 1980 2:54 PM EDT6:54 PM UTC
AugustMondayAugust 25, 1980 11:42 PM EDTAugust 26, 1980 3:42 AM UTC
SeptemberWednesdaySeptember 24, 1980 8:08 AM EDT12:08 PM UTC
OctoberThursdayOctober 23, 1980 4:52 PM EDT8:52 PM UTC
NovemberSaturdayNovember 22, 1980 1:39 AM EST6:39 AM UTC
DecemberSundayDecember 21, 1980 1:08 PM EST6:08 PM UTC

Related: 1980 Moon Phases

When was the Full Harvest Moon 1980?

The Full Harvest Moon in 1980 was on Wednesday September 24, 1980 at 8:08 AM EDT or 12:08 PM UTC. The September full moon tenth full moon of 1980 and was the full moon in Aries. The Full Full Harvest Moon was the first full moon after the Autumnal Equinox, making it the first full moon of Fall 1980.

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1980 it was part of Autumn. The New Harvest Moon occurred earlier in September on Tuesday September 9, 1980 at 6:00 AM EDT or 10:00 AM UTC, prior to the Autumnal Equinox. The September New Moon was the last new moon of Summer.

What were the names of the 1980 Full Moons?

The names of the full moons in 1980 were:

  • January 2: Full Wolf Moon
  • January 31 (February 1 UTC): Full Blue Moon (Full Snow Moon in UTC)
  • March 1: Full Worm Moon
  • March 31: Full Blue Moon
  • April 30: Full Pink Moon
  • May 29: Full Flower Moon
  • June 28: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July 27: Full Buck Moon
  • August 25: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 24: Full Harvest Moon
  • October 23: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November 22: Full Beaver Moon
  • December 21: Full Cold Moon

Depending on your time zone, the name of the second full moon of the year changed. For time zones such as the one for the Eastern US, the full moon was a blue moon in January. The full moon shifted to February in the UTC time zone, making it a Full Snow Moon.

1980 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1980. 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.

While not in 1980, the timing of the December 1980 full moon set up a seasonal full moon to occur in 1981. All of the other 1980 seasons had three full moons.

The 1980 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1980 at 7:10 AM EST or 11:10 AM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1980 at 1:47 AM EDT or 5:47 AM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1980 at 5:09 PM EDT or 9:09 PM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1980 at 11:56 AM EST or 4:56 PM UTC

Frequently Asked Questions

How many full moons were there in 1980?

In 1980 there were 13 full moons. Depending on your time zone, there were either 2 blue moons with a black moon or one blue moon.

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