1985 Full Moon Calendar with 13 full moons

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1985 Full Moon — In 1985, there were 13 full moons. The year had a blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and three full supermoons.

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, also called a  synodic month.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1985

All dates and times are in United States Eastern Time for cities such as New York, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

The dates and times of the full moons in 1985 were:

Date & TimeFull Moon NameMoon SignSeason
Sunday, January 6, 1985 9:16 p.m.Full Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Tuesday, February 5, 1985 10:19 a.m.Full Snow MoonLeoWinter
Wednesday, March 6, 1985 9:13 p.m.Super Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Friday, April 5, 1985 6:32 a.m.Super Pink MoonLibraSpring
Saturday, May 4, 1985 3:53 p.m.Super Flower Blood MoonScorpioSpring
Sunday, June 2, 1985 11:50 p.m.Super Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Tuesday, July 2, 1985 8:08 a.m.Full Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Wednesday, July 31, 1985 5:41 p.m.Full Blue MoonAquariusSummer
Friday, August 30, 1985 5:27 a.m.Full Sturgeon MoonPiscesSummer
Saturday, September 28, 1985 8:08 p.m.Full Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
Monday, October 28, 1985 12:38 p.m.Hunter’s Blood MoonTaurusAutumn
Wednesday, November 27, 1985 7:42 a.m.Full Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
Friday, December 27, 1985 2:30 a.m.Full Cold MoonCancerWinter

Full Moon Calendar for 1985

In 1986, there were 13 full moons on the calendar with a blue moon in July. There were total lunar eclipses, also called blood moons, in May and October.

January 6, 1985: Full Wolf Moon

The January 1985 Full Moon was on Sunday, January 6, 1985 at 9:16 PM. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the Full Moon in Cancer. This was the first full moon of Winter as the December 1984 full moon occurred before the Winter Solstice.

February 5, 1985: Full Snow Moon

The February 1985 Full Moon was on Tuesday, February 5, 1985 at 10:19 AM. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Leo.

March 6, 1985: Full Worm Moon

The March 1985 Full Moon was on Wednesday, March 6, 1985 at 9:13 PM. The Super Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo.

April 5, 1985: Super Pink Moon

The April 1985 Full Moon was on Friday, April 5, 1985 at 6:32 AM. The Super Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra.

May 4, 1985: Super Flower Blood Moon

The May 1985 Full Moon was on Saturday, May 4, 1985 at 3:53 PM. The Super Flower Blood Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio.

June 2, 1985: Super Strawberry Moon

The June 1985 Full Moon was on Sunday, June 2, 1985 at 11:50 PM. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

July 2, 1985: Full Buck Moon

The July 1985 Full Moon was on Tuesday, July 2, 1985 at 8:08 AM. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the Full Moon in Capricorn.

July 31, 1985: Full Blue moon

The July 1985 Blue Moon was on Wednesday, July 31, 1985 at 5:41 PM. The Full Blue Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July Blue Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius.

August 30, 1985: Full Sturgeon Moon

The August 1985 Full Moon was on Friday, August 30, 1985 at 5:27 AM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

September 28, 1985: Full Harvest Moon

The September 1985 Full Moon was on Saturday, September 28, 1985 at 8:08 PM. The Full Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries. 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: Hunter’s Blood Moon

The October 1985 Full Moon was on Monday, October 28, 1985 at 12:38 PM. The Hunter’s Blood Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus.

November 27, 1985: Full Beaver Moon

The November 1985 Full Moon was on Wednesday, November 27, 1985 at 7:42 AM. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini.

December 27, 1985: Full Cold Moon

The December 1985 Full Moon was on Friday, December 27, 1985 at 2:30 AM. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Cancer.

What were the 1985 Full Moon names?

The full moon names for 1985 were:

  • January 6: Wolf Moon
  • February 5: Snow Moon
  • March 6: Super Worm Moon
  • April 5: Super Pink Moon
  • May 4: Super Flower Blood Moon
  • June 2: Super Strawberry Moon
  • July 2: Buck Moon
  • July 31: Blue Moon
  • August 30: Sturgeon Moon
  • September 28: Harvest Moon
  • October 28: Hunter’s Blood Moon
  • November 27: Beaver Moon
  • December 27: 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.

When was the Harvest Moon in 1985?

The Full Harvest Moon in 1985 was on Saturday September 28. The September full moon was the tenth full moon of 1985. The Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn.

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1985 it was part of Fall.

1985 Blue Moon

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.

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

1982 Full Supermoons

The four supermoons of 1985 were on March 6, April 5, May 4 and June 2.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest point that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon will have a larger-than-usual appearance. There isn’t an official definition on the exact distance the moon needs to be to be called a supermoon. It’s approximately 360,000 kilometers or closer depending on the definition.

Lunar Eclipses

There were 2 total lunar eclipses, also called blood moons, in 1985 on May 4 and October 28.

1985 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1985. None of the equinoxes or solstices fell on the same date as one of the full moons. 

The 1985 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1985 at 12:14 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1985 at 6:45 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1985 at 10:08 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1985 at 5:08 PM

First Full Moon of the Season

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 1985 was on Friday April 5, 1985. 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. 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. It was the September 1985 full moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 1985 was on Friday December 27, 1985. It was the December 1985 full moon, also called the Full Cold Moon.

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.