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1989 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

1989 Full Moon — In 1989, there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and five full supermoons.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the full moons in 1989

All dates and times are in United States Eastern Time for cities such as New York, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. The dates in your local time may shift.

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The lunar month last approximately a month or 29.53 days on average.

A new moon is the first lunar phase. 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.

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.

Full Moon in 1989

In 1989, there were 12 full moons on the calendar, including a seasonal blue moon in Spring 1989. There were total lunar eclipses in February and August full moons, also called blood moons.

The dates and times of the full moons in 1989 were:

Lunar CycleFull MoonMoon SignSeason
Wolf Moon 1989Saturday, January 21, 1989 4:34 p.m.LeoWinter
Snow Moon 1989Monday, February 20, 1989 10:32 a.m.VirgoWinter
Worm Moon 1989Wednesday, March 22, 1989 4:58 a.m.LibraSpring
Pink Moon 1989Thursday, April 20, 1989 11:13 p.m.ScorpioSpring
Flower Moon 1989Saturday, May 20, 1989 2:16 p.m.ScorpioSpring
Stawberry Moon 1989Monday, June 19, 1989 2:57 a.m.SagittariusSpring
Buck Moon 1989Tuesday, July 18, 1989 1:42 p.m.CapricornSummer
Sturgeon Moon 1989Wednesday, August 16, 1989 11:07 p.m.AquariusSummer
Harvest Moon 1989Friday, September 15, 1989 7:50 a.m.PiscesSummer
Hunter’s Moon 1989Saturday, October 14, 1989 4:32 p.m.AriesAutumn
Beaver Moon 1989Monday, November 13, 1989 12:51 a.m.TaurusAutumn
Cold Moon 1989Tuesday, December 12, 1989 11:30 a.m.GeminiAutumn

Full Moon Names

The names of the full moons in 1989 were:

  • January 21: Wolf Moon. Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.
  • February 20: Snow Moon. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.
  • March 22: Worm Moon. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.
  • April 20: Pink Moon. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.
  • May 20: Flower Moon. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.
  • June 19: Strawberry Moon. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.
  • July 18: Buck Moon. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.
  • August 16: Sturgeon Moon. Other names for the August Full Moon include the Barley Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Fruit Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Red Moon, and Wyrt Moon.
  • September 15: Harvest Moon
  • October 14: Hunter’s Moon
  • November 13: Beaver Moon. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.
  • December 12: Cold Moon. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

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

Blue Moon in 1989

In 1989 there was a seasonal blue moon as part of the Spring 1989 season because it had four full moons. The May 1989 full moon was considered a seasonal blue moon, which occurred on Saturday, May 20, 1989 at 2:16 p.m.

There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common, and the one you likely know, is when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is typically called a blue moon.

The second definition of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon during a season. When a season has four full moons, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon to help distinguish between the other definition.

When was the Harvest Moon in 1989?

The Full Harvest Moon in 1989 was on Friday, September 15, 1989. The September Full Moon was the ninth full moon of 1989 and was the full moon in Pisces. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon before the Autumnal Equinox, making it the final full moon of Summer 1989.

Depending on the year, the Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 1989 it was part of Summer.

1989 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1989. None of the 1989 full moons coincided with the year’s equinoxes or solstices.

Four full moons occurred during the Sprint 1989 season. The May Full moon was the third full moon and was considered a seasonal blue moon.

The 1989 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1989 at 11:29 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1989 at 5:53 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1989 at 9:20 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1989 at 4:22 PM

Related: 1989 Moon Phases


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.