1997 Full Moons: Dates and Times, Names, and Moon Signs

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The Full Moons 1997 Calendar shows you the full moons in 1997, lunar eclipses, and a seasonal 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, also called a  synodic month.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 1997

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 1997 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 1997 full moons were:

  • Full Wolf Moon: January 23, 1997 at 10:11 AM
  • Full Snow Moon: February 22, 1997 at 5:27 AM
  • Full Worm Moon: March 23, 1997 at 11:45 PM
  • Full Pink Moon: April 22, 1997 at 4:34 PM
  • Full Flower Moon: May 22, 1997 at 5:13 AM
  • Full Strawberry Moon: June 20, 1997 at 3:09 PM
  • Super Buck Moon: July 19, 1997 at 11:20 PM
  • Super Sturgeon Moon: August 18, 1997 at 6:55 AM
  • Super Harvest Blood Moon: September 16, 1997 at 2:50 PM
  • Super Hunter’s Moon: October 15, 1997 at 11:46 PM
  • Super Beaver Moon: November 14, 1997 at 9:12 AM
  • Full Cold Moon: December 13, 1997 at 9:37 PM

There were 12 full moons during the year with a seasonal blue moon in Spring. There were two lunar eclipses with a partial lunar eclipse in March and a total lunar eclipse, also called a blood moon, in September.

Full Wolf Moon: January 23, 1997

The January 1997 Full Moon was on Thursday, January 23, 1997 at 10:11 AM. The Full Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the Full Moon in Leo. Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

Full Snow Moon: February 22, 1997

The February 1997 Full Moon was on Saturday, February 22, 1997 at 5:27 AM. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

Full Worm Moon: March 23, 1997

The March 1997 Full Moon was on Sunday, March 23, 1997 at 11:45 PM. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra.

The lunar eclipse in March was a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

Full Pink Moon: April 22, 1997

The April 1997 Full Moon was on Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 4:34 PM. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

Full Flower Moon: May 22, 1997

The May 1997 Full Moon was on Thursday, May 22, 1997 at 5:13 AM. The Full Flower Moon was the third full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

As the third full moon in a season with four, the May Full Moon was called a seasonal blue moon. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 20, 1997

The June 1997 Full Moon was on Friday, June 20, 1997 at 3:09 PM. The Full 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 Buck Moon: July 19, 1997

The July 1997 Full Moon was on Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 11:20 PM. The Super Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the Full Moon in Capricorn. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

Super Sturgeon Moon: August 18, 1997

The August 1997 Full Moon was on Monday, August 18, 1997 at 6:55 AM. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius.

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 16, 1997

The September 1997 Full Moon was on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 2:50 PM. The Super Harvest Blood Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces. The lunar eclipse in September was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

Super Hunter’s Moon: October 15, 1997

The October 1997 Full Moon was on Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 11:46 PM. The Super Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries.

Super Beaver Moon: November 14, 1997

The November 1997 Full Moon was on Friday, November 14, 1997 at 9:12 AM. The Super Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon: December 13, 1997

The December 1997 Full Moon was on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 9:37 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

1997 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 1997. This year, none of the full moons fell on the same date as the equinoxes and solstices.

The 1997 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 1997 at 9:55 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1997 at 4:20 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1997 at 7:56 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1997 at 3:07 PM

In the Spring season, four full moons occurred, resulting in a seasonal blue moon in May 1997. A seasonal blue moon is the third full moon in a season with four full moons.

Moon Phases in 1997

Below are the lunar phases for 1997, 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
Last QuarterWednesday, January 1, 1997, 8:45 PMWinter
New MoonWednesday, January 8, 1997, 11:26 PMWinter
First QuarterWednesday, January 15, 1997, 3:02 PMWinter
Full MoonThursday, January 23, 1997, 10:11 AMWinter
Last QuarterFriday, January 31, 1997, 2:40 PMWinter
New MoonFriday, February 7, 1997, 10:06 AMWinter
First QuarterFriday, February 14, 1997, 3:58 AMWinter
Full MoonSaturday, February 22, 1997, 5:27 AMWinter
Last QuarterSunday, March 2, 1997, 4:38 AMWinter
New MoonSaturday, March 8, 1997, 8:14 PMWinter
First QuarterSaturday, March 15, 1997, 7:06 PMWinter
Full MoonSunday, March 23, 1997, 11:45 PMSpring
Last QuarterMonday, March 31, 1997, 2:38 PMSpring
New MoonMonday, April 7, 1997, 7:02 AMSpring
First QuarterMonday, April 14, 1997, 1:00 PMSpring
Full MoonTuesday, April 22, 1997, 4:34 PMSpring
Last QuarterTuesday, April 29, 1997, 10:37 PMSpring
New MoonTuesday, May 6, 1997, 4:46 PMSpring
First QuarterWednesday, May 14, 1997, 6:55 AMSpring
Full MoonThursday, May 22, 1997, 5:13 AMSpring
Last QuarterThursday, May 29, 1997, 3:51 AMSpring
New MoonThursday, June 5, 1997, 3:04 AMSpring
First QuarterFriday, June 13, 1997, 12:51 AMSpring
Full MoonFriday, June 20, 1997, 3:09 PMSpring
Last QuarterFriday, June 27, 1997, 8:42 AMSummer
New MoonFriday, July 4, 1997, 2:40 PMSummer
First QuarterSaturday, July 12, 1997, 5:44 PMSummer
Full MoonSaturday, July 19, 1997, 11:20 PMSummer
Last QuarterSaturday, July 26, 1997, 2:28 PMSummer
New MoonSunday, August 3, 1997, 4:14 AMSummer
First QuarterMonday, August 11, 1997, 8:42 AMSummer
Full MoonMonday, August 18, 1997, 6:55 AMSummer
Last QuarterSunday, August 24, 1997, 10:24 PMSummer
New MoonMonday, September 1, 1997, 7:52 PMSummer
First QuarterTuesday, September 9, 1997, 9:31 PMSummer
Full MoonTuesday, September 16, 1997, 2:50 PMSummer
Last QuarterTuesday, September 23, 1997, 9:35 AMAutumn
New MoonWednesday, October 1, 1997, 12:52 PMAutumn
First QuarterThursday, October 9, 1997, 8:22 AMAutumn
Full MoonWednesday, October 15, 1997, 11:46 PMAutumn
Last QuarterThursday, October 23, 1997, 12:48 AMAutumn
New MoonFriday, October 31, 1997, 5:01 AMAutumn
First QuarterFriday, November 7, 1997, 4:43 PMAutumn
Full MoonFriday, November 14, 1997, 9:12 AMAutumn
Last QuarterFriday, November 21, 1997, 6:58 PMAutumn
New MoonSaturday, November 29, 1997, 9:14 PMAutumn
First QuarterSunday, December 7, 1997, 1:09 AMAutumn
Full MoonSaturday, December 13, 1997, 9:37 PMAutumn
Last QuarterSunday, December 21, 1997, 4:43 PMWinter
New MoonMonday, December 29, 1997, 11:57 AMWinter

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 1997


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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.