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2008 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

The Full Moons 2008 Calendar shows you the full moons in 2008, 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.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 2008

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 2008 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Saving Time for part of the year.

The dates and times of the 2008 full moons were:

  • Full Wolf Moon: January 22, 2008 at 8:35 AM
  • Snow Blood Moon: February 20, 2008 at 10:31 PM
  • Full Worm Moon: March 21, 2008 at 2:40 PM
  • Full Pink Moon: April 20, 2008 at 6:25 AM
  • Full Flower Moon: May 19, 2008 at 10:11 PM
  • Full Strawberry Moon: June 18, 2008 at 1:30 PM
  • Full Buck Moon: July 18, 2008 at 3:59 AM
  • Full Sturgeon Moon: August 16, 2008 at 5:16 PM
  • Full Harvest Moon: September 15, 2008 at 5:13 AM
  • Super Hunter’s Moon: October 14, 2008 at 4:03 PM
  • Super Beaver Moon: November 13, 2008 at 1:17 AM
  • Super Cold Moon: December 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM

In 2008, there were 12 full moons with a seasonal blue moon in May as there were 4 full moons during Spring. There were lunar eclipses in February and August.

Full Wolf Moon: January 22, 2008

The January 2008 Full Moon was on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:35 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.

Snow Blood Moon: February 20, 2008

The February 2008 Full Moon was on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 10:31 PM. The Snow Blood Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo.

The lunar eclipse in February was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called Blood Moon. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

Full Worm Moon: March 21, 2008

The March 2008 Full Moon was on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 2:40 PM. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. 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.

Full Pink Moon: April 20, 2008

The April 2008 Full Moon was on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 6:25 AM. 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 19, 2008

The May 2008 Full Moon was on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:11 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the third 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.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 18, 2008

The June 2008 Full Moon was on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 1:30 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.

Full Buck Moon: July 18, 2008

The July 2008 Full Moon was on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 3:59 AM. 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 16, 2008

The August 2008 Full Moon was on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 5:16 PM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius. The lunar eclipse in August was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

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 15, 2008

The September 2008 Full Moon was on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 5:13 AM. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

Super Hunter’s Moon: October 14, 2008

The October 2008 Full Moon was on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:03 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 13, 2008

The November 2008 Full Moon was on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 1:17 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.

Super Cold Moon: December 12, 2008

The December 2008 Full Moon was on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM. The Super 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.

Was there a blue moon in 2008?

Yes, in 2008 there was a seasonal blue moon on Monday, May 19 because Spring had four full moons. As the third full moon of a season with an extra full moon, it was called a seasonal blue 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 of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon 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 to help distinguish between the other definition.

2008 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2008 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 2008 at 1:49 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 2008 at 8:00 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2008 at 11:45 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2008 at 7:04 AM

Moon Phases in 2008

Below are the lunar phases for 2008, 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 MoonTuesday, January 8, 2008, 6:37 AMWinter
First QuarterTuesday, January 15, 2008, 2:46 PMWinter
Full MoonTuesday, January 22, 2008, 8:35 AMWinter
Last QuarterWednesday, January 30, 2008, 12:03 AMWinter
New MoonWednesday, February 6, 2008, 10:44 PMWinter
First QuarterWednesday, February 13, 2008, 10:34 PMWinter
Full MoonWednesday, February 20, 2008, 10:31 PMWinter
Last QuarterThursday, February 28, 2008, 9:18 PMWinter
New MoonFriday, March 7, 2008, 12:14 PMWinter
First QuarterFriday, March 14, 2008, 6:46 AMWinter
Full MoonFriday, March 21, 2008, 2:40 PMSpring
Last QuarterSaturday, March 29, 2008, 5:47 PMSpring
New MoonSaturday, April 5, 2008, 11:55 PMSpring
First QuarterSaturday, April 12, 2008, 2:32 PMSpring
Full MoonSunday, April 20, 2008, 6:25 AMSpring
Last QuarterMonday, April 28, 2008, 10:12 AMSpring
New MoonMonday, May 5, 2008, 8:18 AMSpring
First QuarterSunday, May 11, 2008, 11:47 PMSpring
Full MoonMonday, May 19, 2008, 10:11 PMSpring
Last QuarterTuesday, May 27, 2008, 10:57 PMSpring
New MoonTuesday, June 3, 2008, 3:23 PMSpring
First QuarterTuesday, June 10, 2008, 11:04 AMSpring
Full MoonWednesday, June 18, 2008, 1:30 PMSpring
Last QuarterThursday, June 26, 2008, 8:10 AMSummer
New MoonWednesday, July 2, 2008, 10:19 PMSummer
First QuarterThursday, July 10, 2008, 12:35 AMSummer
Full MoonFriday, July 18, 2008, 3:59 AMSummer
Last QuarterFriday, July 25, 2008, 2:42 PMSummer
New MoonFriday, August 1, 2008, 6:13 AMSummer
First QuarterFriday, August 8, 2008, 4:20 PMSummer
Full MoonSaturday, August 16, 2008, 5:16 PMSummer
Last QuarterSaturday, August 23, 2008, 7:50 PMSummer
New MoonSaturday, August 30, 2008, 3:58 PMSummer
First QuarterSunday, September 7, 2008, 10:04 AMSummer
Full MoonMonday, September 15, 2008, 5:13 AMSummer
Last QuarterMonday, September 22, 2008, 1:04 AMSummer
New MoonMonday, September 29, 2008, 4:12 AMAutumn
First QuarterTuesday, October 7, 2008, 5:04 AMAutumn
Full MoonTuesday, October 14, 2008, 4:03 PMAutumn
Last QuarterTuesday, October 21, 2008, 7:55 AMAutumn
New MoonTuesday, October 28, 2008, 7:14 PMAutumn
First QuarterWednesday, November 5, 2008, 11:04 PMAutumn
Full MoonThursday, November 13, 2008, 1:17 AMAutumn
Last QuarterWednesday, November 19, 2008, 4:31 PMAutumn
New MoonThursday, November 27, 2008, 11:55 AMAutumn
First QuarterFriday, December 5, 2008, 4:26 PMAutumn
Full MoonFriday, December 12, 2008, 11:37 AMAutumn
Last QuarterFriday, December 19, 2008, 5:29 AMAutumn
New MoonSaturday, December 27, 2008, 7:22 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 2008


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.