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

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.

The dates and times are provided by NASA in Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) for part of the year. Also below is the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) time. This was previously referred to at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

MonthDay of the weekFull Moon 1988 DateUTC Time
JanuarySundayJanuary 3, 1988 20:40 EST01:40 UTC
(January 4, 1988)
FebruaryTuesdayFebruary 2, 1988 15:52 EST20:52 UTC
MarchThursdayMarch 3, 1988 11:01 EST16:01 UTC
AprilSaturdayApril 2, 1988 05:21 EST10:21 UTC
MaySundayMay 1, 1988 19:41 EST00:41 UTC
May
(Blue moon)
TuesdayMay 31, 1988  06:53 EST11:53 UTC
JuneWednesdayJune 29, 1988 15:46 EST20:46 UTC
JulyThursdayJuly 28, 1988 23:25 EST04:25 UTC
(July 29, 1988)
AugustSaturdayAugust 27, 1988 06:56 EST11:56 UTC
SeptemberSundaySeptember 25, 1988  15:07 EST20:07 UTC
OctoberTuesdayOctober 25, 1988 00:36 EST05:36 UTC
NovemberWednesdayNovember 23, 1988 10:53 EST15:53 UTC
DecemberFridayDecember 23, 1988 00:29 EST05:29 UTC

1988 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1988. None of the 1988 full moons coincided with the year’s equinoxes or solstices.

MonthEquinox/Solstice1988 DateUTC Time
MarchVernal Equinox (Spring)March 20, 1988 05:39 EST10:39 UTC
JuneSummer SolsticeJune 20, 1988 23:56 EST04:56 UTC
(June 21, 1988)
SeptemberAutumn EquinoxSeptember 22, 1988 15:29 EST20:29 UTC
DecemberWinter SolsticeDecember 21, 1988 10:28 EST15:28 UTC

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