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Full Moon Calendar 1996 of 13 full moons

The Full Moons 1996 Calendar shows you the full moons in 1996, lunar eclipses, and a blue moon that occurred during the year.

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

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1996

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 1996 shows the exact times and dates when they happened in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

The dates and times of the 1996 full moons were:

  • Full Wolf Moon: January 5, 1996 at 3:51 PM
  • Full Snow Moon: February 4, 1996 at 10:58 AM
  • Full Worm Moon: March 5, 1996 at 4:23 AM
  • Pink Blood Moon: April 3, 1996 at 7:07 PM
  • Full Flower Moon: May 3, 1996 at 7:48 AM
  • Super Strawberry Moon: June 1, 1996 at 4:47 PM
  • Super Blue Moon: June 30, 1996 at 11:58 PM
  • Super Buck Moon: July 30, 1996 at 6:35 AM
  • Super Sturgeon Moon: August 28, 1996 at 1:52 PM
  • Super Harvest Blood Moon: September 26, 1996 at 10:51 PM
  • Full Hunter’s Moon: October 26, 1996 at 10:11 AM
  • Full Beaver Moon: November 24, 1996 at 11:10 PM
  • Full Cold Moon: December 24, 1996 at 3:41 PM

There were 13 full moons during the year with a blue moon in June. There were total lunar eclipses, also called blood moons, in April and September. And there were 5 supermoons during the year.

Full Wolf Moon: January 5, 1996

The January 1996 Full Moon was on Friday, January 5, 1996 at 3:51 PM. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the Full Moon in Cancer. Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

Full Snow Moon: February 4, 1996

The February 1996 Full Moon was on Sunday, February 4, 1996 at 10:58 AM. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Leo. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

Full Worm Moon: March 5, 1996

The March 1996 Full Moon was on Tuesday, March 5, 1996 at 4:23 AM. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

Pink Blood Moon: April 3, 1996

The April 1996 Full Moon was on Wednesday, April 3, 1996 at 7:07 PM. The Pink Blood Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra.

The lunar eclipse in April was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a blood moon. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

Full Flower Moon: May 3, 1996

The May 1996 Full Moon was on Friday, May 3, 1996 at 7:48 AM. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Super Strawberry Moon: June 1, 1996

The June 1996 Full Moon was on Saturday, June 1, 1996 at 4:47 PM. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

Super Blue Moon: June 30, 1996

The June 1996 Blue Moon was on Sunday, June 30, 1996 at 11:58 PM. The Super Blue Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June Blue Moon was the Full Moon in Capricorn.

Super Buck Moon: July 30, 1996

The July 1996 Full Moon was on Tuesday, July 30, 1996 at 6:35 AM. The Super Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

Super Sturgeon Moon: August 28, 1996

The August 1996 Full Moon was on Wednesday, August 28, 1996 at 1:52 PM. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

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.

Super Harvest Blood Moon: September 26, 1996

The September 1996 Full Moon was on Thursday, September 26, 1996 at 10:51 PM. The Super Harvest Blood Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries. The lunar eclipse in September was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a blood moon.

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 26, 1996

The October 1996 Full Moon was on Saturday, October 26, 1996 at 10:11 AM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus.

Full Beaver Moon: November 24, 1996

The November 1996 Full Moon was on Sunday, November 24, 1996 at 11:10 PM. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon: December 24, 1996

The December 1996 Full Moon was on Tuesday, December 24, 1996 at 3:41 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Cancer. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

Was there a full moon on Christmas in 1996?

The December 1996 Full Moon occurred 1 day before Christmas, on Tuesday December 24, 1996. So it was on Christmas Eve, but not exactly on Christmas. Other time zones might have had a Christmas Full Moon, in the eastern United States.

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 of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1996 at 4:03 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 1996 at 10:24 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1996 at 2:00 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1996 at 9:06 AM

Moon Phases in 1996

Below are the lunar phases for 1996, including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter of each month. The dates and times are based on the United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for daylight saving time for part of the year.

Lunar PhaseDate & TimeSeason
Full MoonFriday, January 5, 1996, 3:51 PMWinter
Last QuarterSaturday, January 13, 1996, 3:45 PMWinter
New MoonSaturday, January 20, 1996, 7:50 AMWinter
First QuarterSaturday, January 27, 1996, 6:14 AMWinter
Full MoonSunday, February 4, 1996, 10:58 AMWinter
Last QuarterMonday, February 12, 1996, 3:37 AMWinter
New MoonSunday, February 18, 1996, 6:30 PMWinter
First QuarterMonday, February 26, 1996, 12:52 AMWinter
Full MoonTuesday, March 5, 1996, 4:23 AMWinter
Last QuarterTuesday, March 12, 1996, 12:15 PMWinter
New MoonTuesday, March 19, 1996, 5:45 AMWinter
First QuarterTuesday, March 26, 1996, 8:31 PMSpring
Full MoonWednesday, April 3, 1996, 7:07 PMSpring
Last QuarterWednesday, April 10, 1996, 7:36 PMSpring
New MoonWednesday, April 17, 1996, 6:49 PMSpring
First QuarterThursday, April 25, 1996, 4:40 PMSpring
Full MoonFriday, May 3, 1996, 7:48 AMSpring
Last QuarterFriday, May 10, 1996, 1:04 AMSpring
New MoonFriday, May 17, 1996, 7:46 AMSpring
First QuarterSaturday, May 25, 1996, 10:13 AMSpring
Full MoonSaturday, June 1, 1996, 4:47 PMSpring
Last QuarterSaturday, June 8, 1996, 7:05 AMSpring
New MoonSaturday, June 15, 1996, 9:36 PMSpring
First QuarterMonday, June 24, 1996, 1:23 AMSummer
Full MoonSunday, June 30, 1996, 11:58 PMSummer
Last QuarterSunday, July 7, 1996, 2:55 PMSummer
New MoonMonday, July 15, 1996, 12:15 PMSummer
First QuarterTuesday, July 23, 1996, 1:49 PMSummer
Full MoonTuesday, July 30, 1996, 6:35 AMSummer
Last QuarterTuesday, August 6, 1996, 1:25 AMSummer
New MoonWednesday, August 14, 1996, 3:34 AMSummer
First QuarterWednesday, August 21, 1996, 11:36 PMSummer
Full MoonWednesday, August 28, 1996, 1:52 PMSummer
Last QuarterWednesday, September 4, 1996, 3:06 PMSummer
New MoonThursday, September 12, 1996, 7:07 PMSummer
First QuarterFriday, September 20, 1996, 7:23 AMSummer
Full MoonThursday, September 26, 1996, 10:51 PMAutumn
Last QuarterFriday, October 4, 1996, 8:04 AMAutumn
New MoonSaturday, October 12, 1996, 10:14 AMAutumn
First QuarterSaturday, October 19, 1996, 2:09 PMAutumn
Full MoonSaturday, October 26, 1996, 10:11 AMAutumn
Last QuarterSunday, November 3, 1996, 2:50 AMAutumn
New MoonSunday, November 10, 1996, 11:16 PMAutumn
First QuarterSunday, November 17, 1996, 8:09 PMAutumn
Full MoonSunday, November 24, 1996, 11:10 PMAutumn
Last QuarterTuesday, December 3, 1996, 12:06 AMAutumn
New MoonTuesday, December 10, 1996, 11:56 AMAutumn
First QuarterTuesday, December 17, 1996, 4:31 AMAutumn
Full MoonTuesday, December 24, 1996, 3:41 PMWinter

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.

A new moon is the first lunar phase, which occurs on average about once a month or 29.53 days. 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. It happens about once a month, or 29.53 days on average.

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.

Learn more about the New Moons in 1996

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 1996 Full Moon Calendar to help you look back on the year.

How many full moons in 1996?

There were 13 full moons in 1996 with one full moon each month of the year except for June when there were 2 full moons.

When was the full moon in May 1996?

The May 1996 full moon was on Friday, May 3, 1996. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring and was the full moon in Scorpio.

Was there a supermoon in 1996?

Yes there were 5 full supermoons in 1996 on: June 30, June 30, July 30, August 28, and September 26.

When was the full moon in October 1996?

The October 1996 full moon was on Saturday, October 26, 1996. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and was the full moon in Taurus.


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.