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
JanuaryWednesdayJanuary 25, 1986 19:31 EST00:31 UTC
(January 26, 1986)
FebruaryMondayFebruary 24, 1986 10:02 EST15:02 UTC
MarchTuesdayMarch 25, 1986  23:02 EST04:02 UTC
(March 26, 1986)
AprilThursdayApril 24, 1986 08:46 EST13:46 UTC
(April 24, 1986)
MayFridayMay 23, 1986 16:45 EST21:45 UTC
JuneSaturdayJune 21, 1986 23:42 EST04:42 UTC
(June 22, 1986)
JulyMondayJuly 21, 1986 06:40 EST11:40 UTC
AugustTuesdayAugust 19, 1986 14:54 EST19:54 UTC
SeptemberThursdaySeptember 18, 1986 01:34 EST06:34 UTC
OctoberFridayOctober 17, 1986 15:22 EST20:22 UTC
NovemberSundayNovember 16, 1986 07:12 EST12:12 UTC
DecemberTuesdayDecember 16, 1986 02:05 EST07:05 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, 1986 UTC): Full Wolf Moon
  • February 24, 1986: Full Snow Moon
  • March 25, 1986 (March 26, 1986 UTC): Full Worm Moon
  • April 24, 1986: Full Pink Moon
  • May 23, 1986: Full Flower Moon
  • June 21, 1986 (June 22, 1986 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.

MonthEquinox/Solstice1986 DateUTC Time
MarchVernal Equinox (Spring)March 20, 1986 18:03 EST23:03 UTC
JuneSummer SolsticeJune 21, 1986 12:30 EST17:30 UTC
SeptemberAutumn EquinoxSeptember 23, 1986 03:59 EST08:59 UTC
DecemberWinter SolsticeDecember 21, 1986 23:02 EST04:02 UTC
(December 22, 1986)

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