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1983 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

Here’s the Full Moon 1983 Calendar to help you go back and look at the year’s 12 full moons and lunar eclipses.

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.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1983

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 1983 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

In 1983 there were 12 full moons. The dates and times of the full moons in 1983 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon PhaseMoon SignSeason
January 28, 1983 5:26 p.m.Super Wolf MoonLeoWinter
February 27, 1983 3:58 a.m.Super Snow MoonVirgoWinter
March 28, 1983 2:27 p.m.Full Worm MoonLibraSpring
April 27, 1983 2:31 a.m.Full Pink MoonScorpioSpring
May 26, 1983 2:48 p.m.Full Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
June 25, 1983 4:32 a.m.Full Strawberry MoonCapricornSummer
July 24, 1983 7:27 p.m.Full Buck MoonAquariusSummer
August 23, 1983 10:59 a.m.Full Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
September 22, 1983 2:36 a.m.Full Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
October 21, 1983 5:53 p.m.Full Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
November 20, 1983 7:29 a.m.Full Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
December 19, 1983 9:00 p.m.Full Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moon Calendar for 1983

In 1983, there were 12 full moons on the calendar with a seasonal blue moon in August. As part of the June full moon there was a partial lunar eclipse and a penumbral lunar eclipse in December.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1983

January 28, 1983: Super Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1983 was on Friday, January 28, 1983. The Super Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

February 27, 1983: Super Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1983 was on Sunday, February 27, 1983. The Super Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 28, 1983: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1983 was on Monday, March 28, 1983. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 27, 1983: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 1983 was on Wednesday, April 27, 1983. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 26, 1983: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1983 was on Thursday, May 26, 1983. The Full Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

June 25, 1983: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1983 was on Saturday, June 25, 1983. The Full Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

July 24, 1983: Full Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1983 was on Sunday, July 24, 1983. The Full Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

August 23, 1983: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1983 was on Tuesday, August 23, 1983. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the third full moon of Summer. The August 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

September 22, 1983: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1983 was on Thursday, September 22, 1983. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

October 21, 1983: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 1983 was on Friday, October 21, 1983. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 20, 1983: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1983 was on Sunday, November 20, 1983. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

December 19, 1983: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1983 was on Monday, December 19, 1983. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 1983 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

What were the 1983 Full Moon names?

The full moon names for 1983 were:

  • January 28: Full Wolf Moon
  • February 27: Full Snow Moon
  • March 28: Full Worm Moon
  • April 27: Full Pink Moon
  • May 26: Full Flower Moon
  • June 25: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July 24: Full Buck Moon
  • August 23: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 22: Full Harvest Moon
  • October 21: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November 20: Full Beaver Moon
  • December 19: Full Cold Moon

The September full moon is called the Full Harvest Moon because it’s closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October Full Moon.

Was there a blue moon in 1983?

In 1983 there was a seasonal blue moon as part of the Summer 1983 season because it had four full moons. The August 1983 full moon was considered a seasonal blue moon, which occurred on Tuesday, August 23, 1983 at 10:59 AM EDT.

There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common, and the one you likely know, is when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is typically called a blue moon.

The second definition of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon during a season. When a season has four full moons, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon to help distinguish between the other definition.

When was the Harvest Moon in 1983?

The Full Harvest Moon in 1983 was on Thursday September 22, 1983. The September full moon ninth full moon of 1983 and was the full moon in Pisces. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon before the Autumnal Equinox, making it the final full moon of Summer 1983.

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1983 it was part of Summer.

1983 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1983. None of the equinoxes or solstices fell on the same date as one of the full moons.

During Summer 1983 there were four full moons. All of the other seasons had three full moons. The August 1983 full moon was the third full moon of the season and was considered to be a seasonal full moon.

The 1983 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 21, 1983 at 12:38 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1983 at 7:08 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1983 at 10:41 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1983 at 5:30 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.

Related: 1983 Moon Phases

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.