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.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

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

The dates and times provided by NASA in the 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 you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.

Take a look back at the 1988 Full Moons

In 1988 there were 13 full moons. The names and dates of the 1988 full moons were:

  1. January 3, 1988: Full Wolf Moon
  2. February 2, 1988: Full Snow Moon
  3. March 3, 1988: Full Worm Moon
  4. April 2, 1988: Full Pink Moon
  5. May 1, 1988: Full Flower Moon
  6. May 31, 1988: Full Blue Moon
  7. June 29, 1988: Super Strawberry Moon
  8. July 28, 1988: Super Buck Moon
  9. August 27, 1988: Super Sturgeon Moon
  10. September 25, 1988: Super Harvest Moon
  11. October 25, 1988: Super Hunter’s Moon
  12. November 23, 1988: Full Beaver Moon
  13. December 23, 1988: Full Cold Moon

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.

Full Moon 1988Full Moon NameUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
January 3, 1988Full Wolf Moon8:40  PM EST1:40 AM UTC
(January 4)
February 2, 1988Full Snow Moon3:52  PM EST8:52 PM UTC
March 3, 1988Full Worm Moon11:01  AM EST4:01 PM UTC
April 2, 1988Full Pink Moon4:21  AM EST9:21 AM UTC
May 1, 1988Full Flower Moon7:41 PM EDT11:41 PM UTC
May 31, 1988Full Blue Moon6:53 AM EDT10:53 AM UTC
June 29, 1988 Super Strawberry Moon3:46 PM EDT7:46 PM UTC
July 28, 1988Super Buck Moon11:25 PM EDT3:25 AM UTC
(July 29)
August 27, 1988Super Sturgeon Moon6:56 AM EDT10:56 AM UTC
September 25, 1988 Super Harvest Moon3:07 PM EDT7:07 PM UTC
October 25, 1988Super Hunter’s Moon12:36 AM EDT4:36 AM UTC
November 23, 1988Full Beaver Moon10:53  AM EST3:53 PM UTC
December 23, 1988Full Cold Moon12:29  AM EST5:29 AM UTC

Related: 1988 Moon Phases

What were the 1988 Full Moon names?

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

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