2000 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Names, & Lunar Eclipses

Full Moon 2000 — In 2000, there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and two full supermoons.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 2000

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, also called a synodic month.

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 2000

In 2000, there were 12 full moons, with the first on Thursday, January 20. January and July each had a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

Full MoonMoon CycleMoon SignSeason
Thursday, January 20, 2000 11:40 p.m.Wolf MoonCancerWinter
Saturday, February 19, 2000 11:27 a.m.Snow MoonVirgoWinter
Sunday, March 19, 2000 11:44 p.m.Worm MoonVirgoWinter
Tuesday, April 18, 2000 1:42 p.m.Pink MoonLibraSpring
Thursday, May 18, 2000 3:34 a.m.Flower MoonScorpioSpring
Friday, June 16, 2000 6:27 p.m.Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
Sunday, July 16, 2000 9:55 a.m.Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Tuesday, August 15, 2000 1:13 a.m.Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:37 p.m.Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
Friday, October 13, 2000 4:53 a.m.Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Saturday, November 11, 2000 4:15 p.m.Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
Monday, December 11, 2000 4:03 a.m.Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moon Names

The names of the full moons were:

  • January 20: Wolf Moon
  • February 19: Snow Moon
  • March 19: Worm Moon
  • April 18: Pink Moon
  • May 18: Flower Moon
  • June 16: Strawberry Moon
  • July 16: Buck Moon
  • August 15: Sturgeon Moon
  • September 13: Harvest Moon
  • October 13: Hunter’s Moon
  • November 11: Beaver Moon
  • December 11: 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.

Blue Moon in 2000

In 2000 there was a rare seasonal blue moon on Saturday, February 19 because Winter had an extra full moon.

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 relates to having an extra full moon on the calendar 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.

Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon was on Wednesday, September 13. The September Full Moon was the ninth full moon of the year and was the full moon in Pisces. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon before the Autumnal Equinox, making it the last full moon of Summer.

Depending on the year, the Full Harvest Moon may either be part of the Summer or Autumn season. In 2000 it was part of Summer.

2000 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 2000. None of the equinoxes or solstices fell on the same day as one of the full moons.

Winter had four full moons, with a rare February seasonal blue moon that year.

The 2000 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox: March 20, 2000 at 3:35 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 2000 at 9:48 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2000 at 1:28 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2000 at 8:38 AM

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.

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Photo of the moon for the calendar of the Full Moons 2000