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Full Moon Calendar 2003 of 12 full moons

The Full Moons 2003 Calendar shows you the full moons in 2003 and lunar eclipses 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 2003

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 2003 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 2003 full moons were:

  • Full Wolf Moon: January 18, 2003 at 5:48 AM
  • Full Snow Moon: February 16, 2003 at 6:51 PM
  • Super Worm Moon: March 18, 2003 at 5:34 AM
  • Super Pink Moon: April 16, 2003 at 3:36 PM
  • Super Flower Blood Moon: May 15, 2003 at 11:36 PM
  • Super Strawberry Moon: June 14, 2003 at 7:16 AM
  • Full Buck Moon: July 13, 2003 at 3:21 PM
  • Full Sturgeon Moon: August 12, 2003 at 12:48 AM
  • Full Harvest Moon: September 10, 2003 at 12:36 PM
  • Full Hunter’s Moon: October 10, 2003 at 3:27 AM
  • Beaver Blood Moon: November 8, 2003 at 8:13 PM
  • Full Cold Moon: December 8, 2003 at 3:37 PM

There were 12 full moons during the year with two lunar eclipses. In May and November there were Total Lunar Eclipses, also called Blood Moons.

Full Wolf Moon: January 18, 2003

The January 2003 Full Moon was on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 5:48 AM. 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 16, 2003

The February 2003 Full Moon was on Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 6:51 PM. 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.

Super Worm Moon: March 18, 2003

The March 2003 Full Moon was on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 5:34 AM. The Super 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.

Super Pink Moon: April 16, 2003

The April 2003 Full Moon was on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 3:36 PM. The Super Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

Super Flower Blood Moon: May 15, 2003

The May 2003 Full Moon was on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 11:36 PM. The Super Flower Blood Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio.

The lunar eclipse in May was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Super Strawberry Moon: June 14, 2003

The June 2003 Full Moon was on Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 7:16 AM. 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.

Full Buck Moon: July 13, 2003

The July 2003 Full Moon was on Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 3:21 PM. The Full 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.

Full Sturgeon Moon: August 12, 2003

The August 2003 Full Moon was on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 12:48 AM. The Full 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.

Full Harvest Moon: September 10, 2003

The September 2003 Full Moon was on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 12:36 PM. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

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

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 10, 2003

The October 2003 Full Moon was on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 3:27 AM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries.

Beaver Blood Moon: November 8, 2003

The November 2003 Full Moon was on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 8:13 PM. The Beaver Blood Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus.

The lunar eclipse in November was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon: December 8, 2003

The December 2003 Full Moon was on Monday, December 8, 2003 at 3:37 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.

2003 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2003 dates for the equinoxes and solstices are as follows:

  • Vernal Equinox: March 20, 2003 9:00 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 2003 3:11 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 2003 6:47 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 2003 2:04 AM

The first full moon after Spring Equinox was on Wednesday April 16. It was the April full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon. The April Full Moon was the full moon in Libra and one of the year’s full supermoons.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice was on Sunday July 13. It was the July full moon, also called the Full Buck Moon. The July Full moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox was on Friday October 10. It was the October Full Moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon. The October Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice was in the next calendar year on Wednesday January 7, 2004. It was the January 2004 full moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon. The January full moon was the full moon in Cancer.

Moon Phases in 2003

Below are the lunar phases for 2003, 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
New MoonThursday, January 2, 2003, 3:23 PMWinter
First QuarterFriday, January 10, 2003, 8:15 AMWinter
Full MoonSaturday, January 18, 2003, 5:48 AMWinter
Last QuarterSaturday, January 25, 2003, 3:33 AMWinter
New MoonSaturday, February 1, 2003, 5:48 AMWinter
First QuarterSunday, February 9, 2003, 6:11 AMWinter
Full MoonSunday, February 16, 2003, 6:51 PMWinter
Last QuarterSunday, February 23, 2003, 11:46 AMWinter
New MoonSunday, March 2, 2003, 9:35 PMWinter
First QuarterTuesday, March 11, 2003, 2:15 AMWinter
Full MoonTuesday, March 18, 2003, 5:34 AMWinter
Last QuarterMonday, March 24, 2003, 8:51 PMSpring
New MoonTuesday, April 1, 2003, 2:19 PMSpring
First QuarterWednesday, April 9, 2003, 7:40 PMSpring
Full MoonWednesday, April 16, 2003, 3:36 PMSpring
Last QuarterWednesday, April 23, 2003, 8:18 AMSpring
New MoonThursday, May 1, 2003, 8:15 AMSpring
First QuarterFriday, May 9, 2003, 7:53 AMSpring
Full MoonThursday, May 15, 2003, 11:36 PMSpring
Last QuarterThursday, May 22, 2003, 8:31 PMSpring
New MoonSaturday, May 31, 2003, 12:20 AMSpring
First QuarterSaturday, June 7, 2003, 4:28 PMSpring
Full MoonSaturday, June 14, 2003, 7:16 AMSpring
Last QuarterSaturday, June 21, 2003, 10:45 AMSpring
New MoonSunday, June 29, 2003, 2:39 PMSummer
First QuarterSunday, July 6, 2003, 10:32 PMSummer
Full MoonSunday, July 13, 2003, 3:21 PMSummer
Last QuarterMonday, July 21, 2003, 3:01 AMSummer
New MoonTuesday, July 29, 2003, 2:53 AMSummer
First QuarterTuesday, August 5, 2003, 3:28 AMSummer
Full MoonTuesday, August 12, 2003, 12:48 AMSummer
Last QuarterTuesday, August 19, 2003, 8:48 PMSummer
New MoonWednesday, August 27, 2003, 1:26 PMSummer
First QuarterWednesday, September 3, 2003, 8:34 AMSummer
Full MoonWednesday, September 10, 2003, 12:36 PMSummer
Last QuarterThursday, September 18, 2003, 3:03 PMSummer
New MoonThursday, September 25, 2003, 11:09 PMAutumn
First QuarterThursday, October 2, 2003, 3:09 PMAutumn
Full MoonFriday, October 10, 2003, 3:27 AMAutumn
Last QuarterSaturday, October 18, 2003, 8:31 AMAutumn
New MoonSaturday, October 25, 2003, 8:50 AMAutumn
First QuarterFriday, October 31, 2003, 11:25 PMAutumn
Full MoonSaturday, November 8, 2003, 8:13 PMAutumn
Last QuarterSunday, November 16, 2003, 11:15 PMAutumn
New MoonSunday, November 23, 2003, 5:59 PMAutumn
First QuarterSunday, November 30, 2003, 12:16 PMAutumn
Full MoonMonday, December 8, 2003, 3:37 PMAutumn
Last QuarterTuesday, December 16, 2003, 12:42 PMAutumn
New MoonTuesday, December 23, 2003, 4:43 AMWinter
First QuarterTuesday, December 30, 2003, 5:04 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 2003

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 2003 Full Moon Calendar to help you look back at the year.

How many full moons were in 2003?

There were 12 full moons in 2003 with one full moon each month and three each season.

When was the full moon in January 2003?

The January 2023 full moon was on Saturday, January 18, 2003. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter and was the full moon in Cancer.

When was the full moon in April 2003?

The April 2003 full moon was on Wednesday, April 16, 2003. The Super Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring and was the full moon in Libra.

What were the supermoons in 2003?

In 2003, the March 18, April 16, May 15, and June 14 full moons were full supermoons.

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Photo of the moon for the calendar of the Full Moons 2003

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.