Full Moon Calendar 1987 with 12 Full Moons

Wondering when were the full moons in 1987? Here’s the Full Moon Calendar 1987 to help you go back and look at the year’s 12 full moons.

Photo of full moon with the words Full Moon Calendar 1987

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 1987

In 1987, there were 12 full moons on the calendar. None of the months had more than one full moon, so no blue moons occurred in 1987.

For the most part, it was a routine full moon year. I should note that the March full moon fell on March 15th, the Ides of March. Hopefully, it was quiet day for you.

As part of the April and October 1987 full moons, there were penumbral lunar eclipses.

MonthDay of the weekFull Moon 1987 DateUTC Time
JanuaryWednesdayJanuary 14, 1987 9:31 PM EST2:31 AM UTC
(January 15)
FebruaryFridayFebruary 13, 1987 3:58 PM EST8:58 PM UTC
MarchSundayMarch 15, 1987 9:13 AM EST or 1:13 PM UTC
AprilMondayApril 13, 1987 10:31 PM EDT2:31 AM UTC
(April 13)
MayWednesdayMay 13, 1987 8:50 AM EDT12:50 PM UTC
JuneThursdayJune 11, 1987 4:49 PM EDT8:49 PM UTC
JulyFridayJuly 10, 1987 11:33 PM EDT3:33 AM UTC
(July 11)
AugustSundayAugust 9, 1987 6:17 AM EDT or 10:17 AM UTC
SeptemberMondaySeptember 7, 1987 2:13 PM EDT6:13 PM UTC
OctoberWednesdayOctober 7, 1987 12:12 AM EDT4:12 AM UTC
NovemberThursdayNovember 5, 1987 11:46 AM EST4:46 PM UTC
DecemberSaturdayDecember 5, 1987 3:01 AM EST8:01 AM UTC

What were the names of the 1987 Full Moons?

The names of the full moons in 1987 were as follows:

  • January 14, 1987 (January 15 UTC): Full Wolf Moon
  • February 13, 1987: Full Snow Moon
  • March 15, 1987: Full Worm Moon
  • April 13, 1987 (April 14 UTC): Full Pink Moon
  • May 13, 1987: Full Flower Moon
  • June 11, 1987: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July 10, 1987 (July 11 UTC): Full Buck Moon
  • August 9, 1987: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 7, 1987: Full Corn Moon
  • October 7, 1987: Full Harvest Moon
  • November 5, 1987: Full Beaver Moon
  • December 5, 1987: Full Cold Moon

1987 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1987. None of the 1987 full moons coincided with the year’s equinoxes or solstices.

There were three full moons in each season, so no seasonal full moons occurred this year either.

The 1987 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1987 at 11:52 PM EST or March 21, 1987 at 3:52 AM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1987 at 6:11 PM EDT or 10:11 PM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1987 at 9:45 AM EDT or 1:45 PM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1987 at 4:46 AM EST or 9:46 AM UT

1987 Moon Phases in Eastern Time (ET) and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 1987 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 First QuarterJanuary 6, 1987 5:35 PM ESTJanuary 6, 1987 10:35 PM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 14, 1987 9:31 PM ESTJanuary 15, 1987 2:31 AM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 22, 1987 5:45 PM ESTJanuary 22, 1987 10:45 PM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 29, 1987 8:44 AM ESTJanuary 29, 1987 1:44 PM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 5, 1987 11:21 AM ESTFebruary 5, 1987 4:21 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 13, 1987 3:58 PM ESTFebruary 13, 1987 8:58 PM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 21, 1987 3:56 AM ESTFebruary 21, 1987 8:56 AM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 27, 1987 7:51 PM ESTFebruary 28, 1987 12:51 AM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 7, 1987 6:58 AM ESTMarch 7, 1987 11:58 AM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 15, 1987 9:13 AM ESTMarch 15, 1987 1:13 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 22, 1987 12:22 PM ESTMarch 22, 1987 4:22 PM UTC
March New MoonMarch 29, 1987 8:46 AM ESTMarch 29, 1987 12:46 PM UTC
April First QuarterApril 6, 1987 3:48 AM EDTApril 6, 1987 7:48 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 13, 1987 10:31 PM EDTApril 14, 1987 2:31 AM UT
April Last QuarterApril 20, 1987 6:15 PM EDTApril 20, 1987 10:15 PM UTC
April New MoonApril 27, 1987 9:34 PM EDTApril 28, 1987 1:34 AM UTC
May First QuarterMay 5, 1987 10:25 PM EDTMay 6, 1987 2:25 AM UTC
May Full MoonMay 13, 1987 8:50 AM EDTMay 13, 1987 12:50 PM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 20, 1987 12:02 AM EDTMay 20, 1987 4:02 AM UTC
May New MoonMay 27, 1987 11:13 AM EDTMay 27, 1987 3:13 PM UTC
June First QuarterJune 4, 1987 2:53 PM EDTJune 4, 1987 6:53 PM UTC
June Full MoonJune 11, 1987 4:49 PM EDTJune 11, 1987 8:49 PM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 18, 1987 7:03 AM EDTJune 18, 1987 11:03 AM UTC
June New MoonJune 26, 1987 1:37 AM EDTJune 26, 1987 5:37 AM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 4, 1987 4:34 AM EDTJuly 4, 1987 8:34 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 10, 1987 11:33 PM EDTJuly 11, 1987 3:33 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 17, 1987 4:17 PM EDTJuly 17, 1987 8:17 PM UTC
July New MoonJuly 25, 1987 4:38 PM EDTJuly 25, 1987 8:38 PM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 2, 1987 3:24 PM EDTAugust 2, 1987 7:24 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 9, 1987 6:17 AM EDTAugust 9, 1987 10:17 AM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 16, 1987 4:25 AM EDTAugust 16, 1987 8:25 AM UTC
August New MoonAugust 24, 1987 7:59 AM EDTAugust 24, 1987 11:59 AM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 31, 1987 11:48 PM EDTSeptember 1, 1987 3:48 AM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 7, 1987 2:13 PM EDTSeptember 7, 1987 6:13 PM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 14, 1987 7:45 PM EDTSeptember 14, 1987 11:45 PM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 22, 1987 11:08 PM EDTSeptember 23, 1987 3:08 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 30, 1987 6:39 AM EDTSeptember 30, 1987 10:39 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 7, 1987 12:12 AM EDTOctober 7, 1987 4:12 AM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 14, 1987 2:06 PM EDTOctober 14, 1987 6:06 PM UTC
October New MoonOctober 22, 1987 1:28 PM EDTOctober 22, 1987 5:28 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 29, 1987 12:10 PM ESTOctober 29, 1987 5:10 PM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 5, 1987 11:46 AM ESTNovember 5, 1987 4:46 PM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 13, 1987 9:38 AM ESTNovember 13, 1987 2:38 PM UTC
November New MoonNovember 21, 1987 1:33 AM ESTNovember 21, 1987 6:33 AM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 27, 1987 7:37 PM ESTNovember 28, 1987 12:37 AM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 5, 1987 3:01 AM ESTDecember 5, 1987 8:01 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 13, 1987 6:41 AM ESTDecember 13, 1987 11:41 AM UTC
December New MoonDecember 20, 1987 1:25 PM ESTDecember 20, 1987 6:25 PM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 27, 1987 5:01 AM ESTDecember 27, 1987 10:01 AM UTC

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