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1986 Full Moon Calendar of 12 full moons

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

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 1986

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 1986 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

While there were no calendar blue moons in 1986, there was a seasonal blue moons this year. As part of the April and October 1986 full moons there were total lunar full moon eclipses, also called blood moons.

In 1986 there were 12 full moons. The dates and times of the full moons in 1986 were:

  • : Full Wolf Moon
  • : Full Snow Moon
  • : Full Worm Moon
  • : Super Pink Blood Moon
  • : Super Flower Moon
  • : Super Strawberry Moon
  • : Super Buck Moon
  • : Full Sturgeon Moon
  • : Full Harvest Moon
  • : Hunter’s Blood Moon
  • : Full Beaver Moon
  • : Full Cold Moon

January 25, 1986: Full Wolf Moon

The full moon in January 1986 was on Saturday, January 25, 1986. The Full Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 25 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

February 24, 1986: Full Snow Moon

The full moon in February 1986 was on Monday, February 24, 1986. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 25, 1986: Full Worm Moon

The full moon in March 1986 was on Tuesday, March 25, 1986. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 25 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 24, 1986: Super Pink Blood Moon

The full moon in April 1986 was on Thursday, April 24, 1986. The Super Pink Blood Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 23, 1986: Super Flower Moon

The full moon in May 1986 was on Friday, May 23, 1986. The Super Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 23 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

June 21, 1986: Super Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 1986 was on Saturday, June 21, 1986. The Super Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 21 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

July 21, 1986: Super Buck Moon

The full moon in July 1986 was on Monday, July 21, 1986. The Super Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 21 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

August 19, 1986: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 1986 was on Tuesday, August 19, 1986. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the third full moon of Summer. The August 19 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

In 1986 there was a seasonal blue moon on August 19 because summer had four full moons. As the third full moon of a season with an extra full moon, it was called a seasonal blue moon.

September 18, 1986: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 1986 was on Thursday, September 18, 1986. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 18 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

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

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1986 it was part of Summer.

October 17, 1986: Hunter’s Blood Moon

The full moon in October 1986 was on Friday, October 17, 1986. The Hunter’s Blood Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 17 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 16, 1986: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 1986 was on Sunday, November 16, 1986. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 16 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

December 16, 1986: Full Cold Moon

The full moon in December 1986 was on Tuesday, December 16, 1986. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 16 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

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: Moon Phases 1986


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.