Full Moon Calendar 1988 with 13 Full Moons

Wondering when were the full moons in 1988? Here’s the Full Moon Calendar 1988 to help you go back and look at the year’s 13 full moons.

Photo of the full moon with the words Full Moon Calendar 1988

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 1988

In 1988, there were 13 full moons on the calendar including a blue moon.

There were two full moons during May 1988. The full moon at the end of May was called a blue moon.

As part of the March 1988 full moon there was a penumbral lunar eclipse. And a partial lunar eclipse occurred during the August full moon.

MonthDay of the weekFull Moon 1988 DateUTC Time
JanuarySundayJanuary 3, 1988 8:40 PM EST1:40 AM UTC
(January 4)
FebruaryTuesdayFebruary 2, 1988 3:52 PM EST8:52 PM UTC
MarchThursdayMarch 3, 1988 11:01 AM EST4:01 PM UTC
AprilSaturdayApril 2, 1988 5:21 AM EST9:21 AM UTC
MaySundayMay 1, 1988 7:41 PM EDT11:41 PM UTC
May
(Blue moon)
TuesdayMay 31, 1988 6:53 AM EDT10:53 AM UTC
JuneWednesdayJune 29, 1988 3:46 PM EDT7:46 PM UTC
JulyThursdayJuly 28, 1988 11:25 PM EDT3:25 AM UTC
(July 29)
AugustSaturdayAugust 27, 1988 6:56 AM EDT11:56 AM UTC
SeptemberSundaySeptember 25, 1988 3:07 PM EDT8:07 PM UTC
OctoberTuesdayOctober 25, 1988 12:36 AM EDT5:36 AM UTC
NovemberWednesdayNovember 23, 1988 10:53 AM EST3:53 PM UTC
DecemberFridayDecember 23, 1988 12:29 AM EST5:29 AM UTC

What were the 1988 Full Moon names?

The names of the full moons in 1988 were as follows:

  • January 3, 1988 (January 4 UTC): Full Wolf Moon
  • February 2, 1988: Full Snow Moon
  • March 3, 1988: Full Worm Moon
  • April 2, 1988: Full Pink Moon
  • May 1, 1988: Full Flower Moon
  • May 31, 1988: Full Blue Moon
  • June 29, 1988: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July 28, 1988 (July 29 UTC): Full Buck Moon
  • August 27, 1988: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 25, 1988: Full Harvest Moon
  • October 25, 1988: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November 23, 1988: Full Beaver Moon
  • December 23, 1988: Full Cold Moon

1988 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1988 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1988 at 5:39 AM EST or 9:39 AM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 1988 at 11:56 PM EDT or June 21, 1988 at 3:56 AM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1988 at 3:29 PM EDT or 7:29 PM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1988 at 10:28 AM EST or 3:28 PM UTC

None of the 1988 full moons coincided with the year’s equinoxes or solstices.

1988 Moon Phases in Eastern Time (ET) and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 1988 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 Full MoonJanuary 3, 1988 8:40 PM ESTJanuary 4, 1988 1:40 AM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 12, 1988 2:04 AM ESTJanuary 12, 1988 7:04 AM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 19, 1988 12:25 AM ESTJanuary 19, 1988 5:25 AM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 25, 1988 4:54 PM ESTJanuary 25, 1988 9:54 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 2, 1988 3:52 PM ESTFebruary 2, 1988 8:52 PM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 10, 1988 6:01 PM ESTFebruary 10, 1988 11:01 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 17, 1988 10:54 AM ESTFebruary 17, 1988 3:54 PM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 24, 1988 7:15 AM ESTFebruary 24, 1988 12:15 PM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 3, 1988 11:01 AM ESTMarch 3, 1988 4:01 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 11, 1988 5:56 AM ESTMarch 11, 1988 10:56 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 17, 1988 10:02 PM ESTMarch 18, 1988 2:02 AM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 25, 1988 12:42 AM ESTMarch 25, 1988 4:42 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 2, 1988 5:21 AM ESTApril 2, 1988 9:21 AM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 9, 1988 3:21 PM EDTApril 9, 1988 7:21 PM UTC
April New MoonApril 16, 1988 8:00 AM EDTApril 16, 1988 12:00 PM UTC
April First QuarterApril 23, 1988 6:32 PM EDTApril 23, 1988 10:32 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 1, 1988 7:41 PM EDTMay 1, 1998 11:41 PM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 8, 1988 9:23 PM EDTMay 9, 1988 1:23 AM UTC
May New MoonMay 15, 1988 6:10 PM EDTMay 15, 1988 10:10 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 23, 1988 12:49 PM EDTMay 23, 1988 4:49 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 31, 1988 6:53 AM EDTMay 31, 1988 10:53 AM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 7, 1988 2:21 AM EDTJune 7, 1988 6:21 AM UTC
June New MoonJune 14, 1988 5:14 AM EDTJune 14, 1988 9:14 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 22, 1988 6:23 AM EDTJune 22, 1988 10:23 AM UTC
June Full MoonJune 29, 1988 3:46 PM EDTJune 29, 1988 7:46 PM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 6, 1988 7:36 AM EDTJuly 6, 1988 11:36 AM UTC
July New MoonJuly 13, 1988 5:53 PM EDTJuly 13, 1988 9:53 PM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 21 , 1988 10:14 PM EDTJuly 22, 1988 2:14 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 28, 1988 11:25 PM EDTJuly 29, 1988 3:25 AM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 4, 1988 2:22 PM EDTAugust 4, 1988 6:22 PM UTC
August New MoonAugust 12, 1988 8:31 AM EDTAugust 12, 1988 12:31 PM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 20, 1988 11:51 AM EDTAugust 20, 1988 4:51 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 27, 1988 6:56 AM EDTAugust 27, 1988 11:56 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 2, 1988 11:50 PM EDTSeptember 3, 1988 4:50 AM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 11, 1988 12:49 AM EDTSeptember 11, 1988 5:49 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 18, 1988 11:18 PM EDTSeptember 19, 1988 4:18 AM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 25, 1988 3:07 PM EDTSeptember 25, 1988 8:07 PM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 2, 1988 12:58 PM EDTOctober 2, 1988 5:58 PM UTC
October New MoonOctober 10, 1988 5:49 PM EDTOctober 10, 1988 10:49 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 18, 1988 9:01 AM EDTOctober 18, 1988 2:01 PM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 25, 1988 12:36 AM EDTOctober 25, 1988 5:36 AM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 1, 1988 5:11 AM ESTNovember 1, 1988 10:11 AM UTC
November New MoonNovember 9, 1988 9:20 AM ESTNovember 9, 1988 2:20 PM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 16, 1988 4:35 PM ESTNovember 16, 1988 9:35 PM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 23, 1988 10:53 AM ESTNovember 23, 1988 3:53 PM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 1, 1988 1:50 AM ESTDecember 1, 1988 6:50 AM UTC
December New MoonDecember 9, 1988 12:36 AM ESTDecember 9, 1988 5:36 AM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 16, 1988 12:40 AM ESTDecember 16, 1988 5:40 AM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 23, 1988 12:29 AM ESTDecember 23, 1988 5:29 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 30, 1988 11:56 PM ESTDecember 31, 1988 4:56 AM UTC

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