2005 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Names, & Lunar Eclipses

Full Moon 2005 — In 2005, there were 12 full moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, two lunar eclipses, and four full supermoons.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 2005

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 2005

In 2005, there were 12 full moons, with the first on Tuesday, January 25. April had a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, and there was a Partial Lunar Eclipse in October.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

Full MoonMoon CycleMoon SignSeason
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 5:32 a.m.Wolf MoonLeoWinter
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:54 p.m.Snow MoonVirgoWinter
Friday, March 25, 2005 3:59 p.m.Worm MoonLibraSpring
Sunday, April 24, 2005 6:06 a.m.Pink MoonScorpioSpring
Monday, May 23, 2005 4:18 p.m.Flower MoonSagittariusSpring
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:14 a.m.Strawberry MoonCapricornSummer
Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:00 a.m.Buck MoonCapricornSummer
Friday, August 19, 2005 1:53 p.m.Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
Saturday, September 17, 2005 10:01 p.m.Harvest MoonPiscesSummer
Monday, October 17, 2005 8:14 a.m.Hunter’s MoonAriesAutumn
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 7:58 p.m.Beaver MoonTaurusAutumn
Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:16 a.m.Cold MoonGeminiAutumn

Full Moon Names

The names of the full moons were:

  • January 25: Wolf Moon
  • February 23: Snow Moon
  • March 25: Worm Moon
  • April 24: Pink Moon
  • May 23: Flower Moon
  • June 22: Strawberry Moon
  • July 21: Buck Moon
  • August 19: Sturgeon Moon
  • September 17: Harvest Moon
  • October 17: Hunter’s Moon
  • November 15: Beaver Moon
  • December 15: 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 2005

In 2005 there was a seasonal blue moon on Friday, August 19 because Summer 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 Saturday, September 17. 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 2005 it was part of Summer.

2005 Equinoxes and Solstices

Below are the dates for the equinoxes and solstices from 2005. None of the equinoxes or solstices fell on the same day as one of the full moons. Summer had four full moons, with a seasonal blue moon that year.

The 2005 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox: March 20, 2005 at 7:34 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 2005 at 2:46 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2005 at 6:23 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2005 at 1:35 PM


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 2005