Full Moon Calendar 1985 with 13 full moons

The Full Moon 1985 Calendar had 13 full moons, solstices, equinoxes, and full moon eclipses to help you keep track of the upcoming dates.

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.

Typically there are 12 full moons each year, and 1985 had one additional full moon.

What were the 1985 Full Moon Dates?

In 1985 there were 13 full moons. Here is a quick list of the 1985 Full Moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

  • January 6, 1985 21:16 EST (January 7, 1985 02:16 UTC)
  • February 5, 1985 10:19 EST (15:19 UTC)
  • March 6, 1985  21:13 EST (March 7, 1985 02:13 UTC)
  • April 5, 1985 07:32 EST (12:32 UTC)
  • May 4, 1985 15:53 EST (20:53 UTC)
  • June 2, 1985 23:50 EST (June 3, 1985 04:50 UTC)
  • July 2, 1985 08:08 EST (13:08 UTC)
  • July 31, 1985 17:41 EST (22:41 UTC) – Blue moon
  • August 30, 1985 05:27 EST (10:27 UTC)
  • September 28, 1985 20:08 EST (September 29, 1985 01:08 UTC)
  • October 28, 1985 12:38 EST (17:38 UTC)
  • November 27, 1985  07:42 EST (12:42 UTC)
  • December 27, 1985 02:30 EST ( 07:30 UTC)

Ready to dive a little deeper into the 1985 dates? Take a look at each month, the names associated with each full moon, the eclipses that will occur, and the dates for the equinoxes and solstices.

Photo of full moon with the words Full Moon Calendar 1985

Full Moon Calendar 1985

For 1985, there were 13 full moons. Here’s a quick summary of the dates of each of the full moons, their names, and how they fit into each season. A blue moons occurred during the year.

As part of the May and October 1985 full moons there were total lunar full moon eclipses.

The dates and times are provided by NASA in Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) for part of the year. Also below is the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) time. This was previously referred to at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Here are the dates of the 1985 Full Moons:

January 6, 1985 (Full Wolf Moon)

The January 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon, was on Sunday, January 6, 1985 21:16 EST or January 7, 1985 02:16 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Winter 1984-1985 season as the December full moon occurred before the 1984 Winter Equinox.

February 5, 1985 (Full Snow Moon)

The February 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Snow Moon, was on Tuesday, February 5, 1985 10:19 EST or 15:19 UTC. This was the second full moon of the Winter 1984-1985 season.

March 6, 1985 (Full Worm Moon)

The March 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Worm Moon, was on Tuesday, March 6, 1985  21:13 EST or March 7, 1985 02:13 UTC. This was the third and last full moon of the Winter 1984-1985 season as it occurred before the spring equinox 1985.

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) was on March 20, 1985 12:14 EST or 17:14 UTC, about 13 days before the March Full Moon.

April 5, 1985 (Full Pink Moon)

The April 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Pink Moon, was on Friday, April 5, 1985 07:32 EST or 12:32 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Spring 1985 season and the first full moon after spring equinox 1985.

May 4, 1985 (Full Flower Moon)

The May 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Flower Moon, was on Saturday, May 4, 1985 15:53 EST or 20:53 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Spring 1985 season.

June 2, 1985 (Full Strawberry Moon)

The June 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Strawberry Moon, was on Sunday, June 2, 1985 23:50 EST or June 3, 1985 04:50 UTC. This was the third full moon of the Spring 1985 season as it occurred before the Summer Solstice.

July 2, 1985 (Full Buck Moon)

The July 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Buck Moon, was on Tuesday July 2, 1985 08:08 EST or 13:08 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Summer 1985 season as the June full moon will happen prior to the Summer Solistice.

The Summer Solstice was on the calendar for June 21, 1985 06:45 EST or 11:45 UTC.

July 31, 1985 (Full Blue moon)

The 1985 Full Blue Moon was on Wednesday, July 31, 1985 17:41 EST or 22:41 UTC. This was the second full moon of the Summer 1985 season as the June full moon will happen prior to the Summer Solistice.

August 30, 1985 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The August 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Sturgeon Moon, was on Friday August 30, 1985 05:27 EST or 10:27 UTC. This was the third full moon of the Summer 1985 season.

September 28, 1985 (Full Harvest Moon)

The September 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon, was on Saturday September 28, 1985 20:08 EST or September 29, 1985 01:08 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Autumn 1985 season.

The Autumn Equinox is on the calendar for September 22, 1985 22:08 EST or September 23, 1985 03:08 UTC. As the September full moon was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October full moon, it was called the Full Harvest Moon.

October 28, 1985 (Full Hunter’s Moon)

The October 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon was on Monday October 28, 1985 12:38 EST or 17:38 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Autumn 1985 season.

November 27, 1985 (Full Beaver Moon)

The November 1985 Full Moon, also called the Full Beaver Moon, was on Wednesday November 27, 1985 07:42 EST or 12:42 UTC. It was the third and last full moon of the Autumn 1985 season.

December 27, 1985 (Full Cold Moon)

The December 1985 Full Moon, also called Full Cold Moon, was on Friday December 27, 1985 02:30 EST or 07:30 UTC. It was the first full moon of the Winter 1985-1986 season.

The Winter Equinox was on December 21, 1985 17:08 EST or 22:08 UTC, about 6 days before the December full moon.

What are the names of 1985 full moons?

The names of the 1985 full moons are as follows:

  • January: Full Wolf Moon
  • February: Full Snow Moon
  • March: Full Worm Moon
  • April: Full Pink Moon
  • May: Full Flower Moon
  • June: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July: Full Buck Moon
  • August: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September: Full Harvest Moon
  • October: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November: Full Beaver Moon
  • December: 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 1985?

There was a blue moon in July 1985 because July had 2 full moons that month. The blue moon was on Wednesday July 31, 1985 17:41 EST or 22:41 UTC.

There wasn’t be a seasonal blue moon as part of 1985 because none of the seasons had four full moons. Each season will have three full moons.

1985 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1985 dates for the equinoxes and solstices were as follows:

MonthEquinox/Solstice1985 DateUTC Time
MarchVernal Equinox (Spring)March 20, 1985 12:14 EST17:14 UTC
JuneSummer SolsticeJune 21, 1985 06:45 EST11:45 UTC
SeptemberAutumn EquinoxSeptember 22, 1985 22:08 EST03:08 UTC
(September 23, 1985)
DecemberWinter SolsticeDecember 21, 1985 17:08 EST22:08 UTC

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 1985 was on Friday April 5, 1985 07:32 EST or 12:32 UTC. It was the April 1985 full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 1985 was on Tuesday July 2, 1985 08:08 EST or 13:08 UTC. It’s the July 1985 full moon, also called the Full Buck Moon.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 1985 was on Saturday September 28, 1985 20:08 EST or September 29, 1985 01:08 UTC. It was the September 2022 full moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 1985 was on Friday December 27, 1985 02:30 EST or 07:30 UTC. It was the December 1985 full moon, also called the Full Cold Moon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 1985 Full Moon Calendar to help you review the year moon schedule.

How many full moons were in 1985?

There were 13 full moons in 1985 because July had two full moons that year. The other months had one full moon each.

When was the first full moon of 1985?

The first full moon of 1985 was on Sunday, January 6, 1985 21:16 EST or January 7, 1985 02:16 UTC. It was called the Full Wolf Moon. It was also the first full moon of the Winter 1984-1985 season as the December full moon occurred before the 1984 Winter Equinox.

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