Full Moon Calendar 1996 with 13 full moons

Wondering when were the full moons in 1996? Here’s the Full Moon Calendar 1996 to help you go back and check the 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.

When were the Full Moons in 1996

In 1996 there were 13 full moons. Here is a quick list of the 1996 Full Moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

  • January 5, 1996 15:51 EST (20:51 UTC)
  • February 4, 1996 10:58 EST (15:58 UTC)
  • March 5, 1996 04:23 EST (09:23 UTC)
  • April 3, 1996 20:07 EST (April 4, 1996 01:07 UTC)
  • May 3, 1996 07:48 EST (12:48 UTC)
  • June 1, 1996 16:47 EST (21:47 UTC)
  • June 30, 1996 23:58 EST (July 1, 1996 04:58 UTC)
  • July 30, 1996 06:35 EST (July 30, 1996 11:35 UTC)
  • August 28, 1996 13:52 EST (18:52 UTC)
  • September 26, 1996 22:51 EST (September 27, 1996 03:51 UTC)
  • October 26, 1996 10:11 EST (15:11 UTC)
  • November 24, 1996 23:10 EST (November 25, 1996 04:10 UTC)
  • December 24, 1996 15:41 EST (20:41 UTC)

Ready to dive a little deeper into the Full Moon Calendar 1996 dates? Take a look at each month, the names associated with each full moon, the eclipses that occurred, and dates for the equinoxes and solstices.

Photo of the full moon with the words Full Moon Calendar 1996

Full Moon Calendar 1996

For 1996, there were 13 full moons. Here’s a quick summary of the dates of each of the full moons, their names, and how they fit into each season.

Also in 1996 there were two total lunar full moon eclipses in April and September.

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).

The Full Moons in 1996 were as follows:

January 5, 1996 (Full Wolf Moon)

The January 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon, was on Friday January 5, 1996 15:51 EST or 20:51 UTC. It was the first full moon of the 1995-1996 Winter season.

February 4, 1996 (Full Snow Moon)

The February 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Snow Moon, was on Sunday February 4, 1996 10:58 EST or 15:58 UTC. It was the second full moon of the 1995-1996 Winter season.

March 5, 1996 (Full Worm Moon)

The March 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Worm Moon, on Tuesday March 5, 1996 04:23 EST or 09:23 UTC. This full moon happened a few weeks before the Vernal Equinox (Spring) making it the third and last full moon of the Winter 1995-1996 Winter season.

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) was on March 20, 1996  04:03 EST or 09:03 UTC.

April 3, 1996 (Full Pink Moon)

The April 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Pink Moon, was on Wednesday April 3, 1996 20:07 EST or April 4, 1996 01:07 UTC. It was the first full moon of the Spring 1996 season.

May 3, 1996 (Full Flower Moon)

The May 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Flower Moon, was on Friday May 3, 1996 07:48 EST or 12:48 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Spring 1996 season.

June 1, 1996 (Full Strawberry Moon)

The June 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Strawberry Moon, was on Saturday June 1, 1996 16:47 EST or 21:47 UTC. It was the third and last full moon for the Spring 1996 season.

The Summer Solstice occurred on June 20, 1996 22:24 EST or June 21, 1996 3:24 UTC, after the June Full Moon.

June 30, 1996 (Full Blue Moon, EST)

The 1996 Full Blue Moon was on Sunday June 30, 1996 23:58 EST or July 1, 1996 04:58 UTC. It was the first full moon of the Summer 1996 season. Depending on your timezone, the blue moon occurred either in June or July. For the Eastern Timezone, the blue moon snuck into June with minutes to spare.

As a result in the UTC timezone, the 1996 blue moon occurred in July 1996. That would have made the first July 1996 full moon the Full Buck Moon, not the Full Blue Moon.

July 30, 1996 (Full Buck Moon, EST)

The July 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Buck Moon, was on Tuesday July 30, 1996 06:35 EST or July 30, 1996 11:35 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Summer 1996 season.

And then for the UTC timezone, the 1996 blue moon occurred in July 1996. That would have made the second July 1996 full moon the Full Blue Moon, not the Full Buck Moon.

August 28, 1996 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The August 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Sturgeon Moon, was on Wednesday August 28, 1996 13:52 EST or 18:52 UTC. It was the third full moon of the Summer 1996 season.

September 26, 1996 (Full Harvest Moon)

The September 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon, was on Thursday September 26, 1996 22:51 EST or September 27, 1996 03:51 UTC. It was the first full moon of the Autumn 1996 season.

The Autumn Equinox is on the calendar for September 22, 1996 14:00 EST or 19:00 UTC. As the September full moon was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October full moon, it was called the Full Harvest Moon.

October 26, 1996 (Full Hunter’s Moon)

The October 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon was on Saturday October 26, 1996 10:11 EST or 15:11 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Autumn 1996 season

November 24, 1996 (Full Beaver Moon)

The November 1996 Full Moon, also called the Full Beaver Moon, was on Sunday November 24, 1996 23:10 EST or November 25, 1996 04:10 UTC. It was the third full moon of the Autumn 1996 season.

December 24, 1996 (Full Cold Moon)

The December 1996 Full Moon, also called Full Cold Moon, was on Tuesday December 24, 1996 15:41 EST or 20:41 UTC. It was the first full moon of the Winter 1996-1997 season.

The Winter Solstice is on the calendar for December 21, 1996 09:06 EST or 14:06 UTC.

Was there a full moon on Christmas in 1996?

The December 1996 Full Moon occurred 1 day before Christmas, on Tuesday December 24, 1996 15:41 EST or 20:41 UTC. So it was on Christmas Eve, but not exactly on Christmas, at least for Eastern Time and UTC. Other time zones might have had a Christmas Full Moon, but these time zones didn’t.

What were the names of 1996 full moons?

The names of the 1996 full moons were as follows:

  • January: Full Wolf Moon
  • February: Full Snow Moon
  • March: Full Worm Moon
  • April: Full Pink Moon
  • May: Full Flower Moon
  • June: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July: Full Buck Moon
  • August: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September: Full Harvest Moon
  • October: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November: Full Beaver Moon
  • December: Full Cold Moon

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

Was there a blue moon in 1996?

In 1996 there was a blue moon because June 1996 had 2 full moons for the Eastern Time Zone. From a UTC perspective, the blue moon was in July 1996.

There wasn’t a seasonal blue moon as part of 1996 because none of the seasons have four full moons. Each season had three full moons.

1996 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1996. None of the full moons this year fell on the same date as the equinoxes and solstices.

The 1996 dates for the equinoxes and solstices are as follows:

MonthEquinox/Solstice1996 DateUTC Time
MarchVernal Equinox (Spring )March 20, 1996  04:03 EST09:03 UTC
JuneSummer SolsticeJune 20, 1996 22:24 EST03:24 UTC
(June 21, 1996)
SeptemberAutumn EquinoxSeptember 22, 1996 14:00 EST19:00 UTC
DecemberWinter SolsticeDecember 21, 1996 09:06 EST14:06 UTC

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 1996 was on Wednesday April 3, 1996 20:07 EST or April 4, 1996 01:07 UTC. It was the April 1996 full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 1996 was on Sunday June 30, 1996 23:58 EST or July 1, 1996 04:58 UTC. It was the June 1996 full blue moon in the Eastern Time Zone or the July 1996 Full Buck Moon in the UTC time zone.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 1996 was on Thursday September 26, 1996 22:51 EST or September 27, 1996 03:51 UTC. It was the September 1996 full moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 1996 was on Tuesday December 24, 1996 15:41 EST or 20:41 UTC. It was the December 1996 full moon, also called the Full Cold Moon.

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