Full Moon Calendar 1986 with 12 full moons

Wondering when were the full moons in 1986? Here’s the Full Moon Calendar 1986 to help you go back and look at the year’s 12 full moons.

Photo of the full moon with the words Full Moon Calendar 1986

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 1986

In 1986, there were 12 full moons on the calendar. While there were no calendar blue moons in 1986, there was a seasonal blue moons this year.

In Spring 1986, four full moons occurred so the May 1986 full moon was considered a seasonal blue moon.

As part of the April and October 1986 full moons there were total lunar full moon eclipses.

MonthDay of the weekFull Moon 1986 DateUTC Time
JanuarySaturdayJanuary 25, 1986 7:31 PM EST12:31 AM UTC (January 26)
FebruaryMondayFebruary 24, 1986 10:02 AM EST3:02 PM UTC
MarchTuesdayMarch 25, 1986 11:02 PM EST3:02 AM UTC
(March 26)
AprilThursdayApril 24, 1986 8:46 AM EST12:46 PM UTC
(April 24)
MayFridayMay 23, 1986 4:45 PM EDT8:45 PM UTC
JuneSaturdayJune 21, 1986 11:42 PM EDT3:42 AM UTC
(June 22)
JulyMondayJuly 21, 1986 6:40 AM EDT10:40 AM UTC
AugustTuesdayAugust 19, 1986 2:54 PM EDT6:54 PM UTC
SeptemberThursdaySeptember 18, 1986 1:34 AM EDT5:34 AM UTC
OctoberFridayOctober 17, 1986 3:22 PM EDT7:22 PM UTC
NovemberSundayNovember 16, 1986 7:12 AM EST12:12 PM UTC
DecemberTuesdayDecember 16, 1986 2:05 AM EST7:05 AM UTC

What were the names of the 1986 Full Moons?

The names of the full moons in 1986 were as follows:

  • January 25, 1986 (January 26 UTC): Full Wolf Moon
  • February 24, 1986: Full Snow Moon
  • March 25, 1986 (March 26 UTC): Full Worm Moon
  • April 24, 1986: Full Pink Moon
  • May 23, 1986: Full Flower Moon
  • June 21, 1986 (June 22 UTC): Full Strawberry Moon
  • July 21, 1986: Full Buck Moon
  • August 19, 1986: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 18, 1986: Full Harvest Moon
  • October 17, 1986: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November 16, 1986: Full Beaver Moon
  • December 16, 1986: Full Cold Moon

1986 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1986. For the Eastern Time zone, the the June full moon fell on the same date as the Summer solstice.

Four full moons occurred during the Summer 1986 season. A The August 1986 full moon was considered a seasonal full moon as it was the third full moon in a four full moon season.

The 1986 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1986 at 6:03 PM EST or 10:03 PM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1986 at 12:30 PM EDT or 4:30 PM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1986 at 3:59 AM EDT or 7:59 AM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1986 at 11:02 PM EST or December 22, 1986 at 4:02 AM UTC

1986 Moon Phases in Eastern Time (ET) and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 1986 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that were on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
January Last QuarterJanuary 3, 1986 2:47 PM ESTJanuary 3, 1986 7:47 PM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 10, 1986 7:22 AM ESTJanuary 10, 1986 12:22 PM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 17, 1986 5:13 PM ESTJanuary 17, 1986 10:13 PM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 25, 1986 7:31 PM ESTJanuary 26, 1986 12:31 AM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 1, 1986 11:41 PM ESTFebruary 2, 1986 4:41 AM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 8, 1986 7:55 PM ESTFebruary 9, 1986 12:55 AM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 16, 1986 2:55 PM ESTFebruary 16, 1986 7:55 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 24, 1986 10:02 AM ESTFebruary 24, 1986 3:02 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 3, 1986 7:17 AM ESTMarch 3, 1986 12:17 PM UTC
March New MoonMarch 10, 1986 10:52 AM ESTMarch 10, 1986 2:52 PM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 18, 1986 12:39 PM ESTMarch 18, 1986 4:39 PM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 25, 1986 11:02 PM ESTMarch 26, 1986 3:02 AM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 1, 1986 3:30 PM ESTApril 1, 1986 7:30 PM UTC
April New MoonApril 9, 1986 2:08 AM ESTApril 9, 1986 6:08 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 17, 1986 6:35 AM ESTApril 17, 1986 10:35 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 24, 1986 8:46 AM ESTApril 24, 1986 12:46 PM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 30, 1986 11:22 PM EDTMay 1, 1986 3:22 AM UTC
May New MoonMay 8, 1986 6:10 PM EDTMay 8, 1986 10:10 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 16, 1986 9:00 PM EDTMay 17, 1986 1:00 AM UTC
May Full MoonMay 23, 1986 4:45 PM EDTMay 23, 1986 8:45 PM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 30, 1986 8:55 AM EDTMay 30, 1986 12:55 PM UTC
June New MoonJune 7, 1986 10:01 AM EDTJune 7, 1986 2:01 PM UTC
June First QuarterJune 15, 1986 8:00 AM EDTJune 15, 1986 12:00 PM UTC
June Full MoonJune 21, 1986 11:42 PM EDTJune 22, 1986 3:42 AM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 28, 1986 8:53 PM EDTJune 29, 1986 12:53 AM UTC
July New MoonJuly 7, 1986 12:55 AM EDTJuly 7, 1986 4:55 AM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 14, 1986 4:10 PM EDTJuly 14, 1986 8:10 PM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 21, 1986 6:40 AM EDTJuly 21, 1986 10:40 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 28, 1986 11:34 AM EDTJuly 28, 1986 3:34 PM UTC
August New MoonAugust 5, 1986 2:36 PM EDTAugust 5, 1986 6:36 PM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 12, 1986 10:22 PM EDTAugust 13, 1986 2:22 AM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 19, 1986 2:54 PM EDTAugust 19, 1986 6:54 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 27, 1986 4:39 AM EDTAugust 27, 1986 8:39 AM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 4, 1986 3:10 AM EDTSeptember 4, 1986 7:10 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 11, 1986 3:41 AM EDTSeptember 11, 1986 7:41 AM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 18, 1986 1:34 AM EDTSeptember 18, 1986 5:34 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 25, 1986 11:17 PM EDTSeptember 26, 1986 3:17 AM UTC
October New MoonOctober 3, 1986 2:55 PM EDTOctober 3, 1986 6:55 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 10, 1986 9:28 AM EDTOctober 10, 1986 1:28 PM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 17, 1986 3:22 PM EDTOctober 17, 1986 7:22 PM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 25, 1986 6:26 PM EDTOctober 25, 1986 10:26 PM UTC
November New MoonNovember 2, 1986 1:02 AM ESTNovember 2, 1986 6:02 AM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 8, 1986 4:11 PM ESTNovember 8, 1986 9:11 PM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 16, 1986 7:12 AM ESTNovember 16, 1986 12:12 PM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 24, 1986 11:51 AM ESTNovember 24, 1986 4:51 PM UTC
December New MoonDecember 1, 1986 11:43 AM ESTDecember 1, 1986 4:43 PM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 8, 1986 3:02 AM ESTDecember 8, 1986 8:02 AM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 16, 1986 2:05 AM ESTDecember 16, 1986 7:05 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 24, 1986 4:17 AM ESTDecember 24, 1986 9:17 AM UTC
December Black MoonDecember 30, 1986 10:10 PM ESTDecember 31, 1986 3:10 AM UTC

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