Full Moon Calendar 2011 with 12 full moons

The Full Moon 2011 Calendar had 12 full moons, solstices, equinoxes, and full moon eclipses to help you keep track of the upcoming dates.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Typically there are 12 full moons each year, and 2011 followed that pattern.

When were the Full Moons in 2011

In 2011 there were 12 full moons. Here is a quick list of the 2011 Full Moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

  • January 19, 2011 16:21 EST (21:21 UTC)
  • February 18, 2011 03:36 EST (08:36 UTC)
  • March 19, 2011 14:10 EST (19:10 UTC)
  • April 17, 2011 22:44 EST (April 18, 2011 03:33 UTC)
  • May 17, 2011 07:09 EST (12:09 UTC)
  • June 15, 2011 16:13 EST (21:13 UTC)
  • July 15, 2011 02:39 EST (07:39 UTC)
  • August 13, 2011 14:57 EST (19:57 UTC)
  • September 12, 2011 05:27 EST (10:27 UTC)
  • October 11, 2011 22:06 EST (October 12, 2011 03:06 UTC)
  • November 10, 2011 15:16 EST 20:16 UTC
  • December 10, 2011 09:37 EST (14:37 UTC)

Ready to dive a little deeper into the 2011 dates? Take a look at each month, the names associated with each full moon, the eclipses that occurred, and the dates for the equinoxes and solstices.

Full Moon Calendar 2011

Full Moon Calendar 2011

In 2011, there were 12 full moons. No blue moons occurred during the year. There were two full lunar eclipses that also happened during the year: June and December.

The dates and times are provided by NASA in Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) for part of the year. Also below is the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) time. This was previously referred to at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Here are the dates for the 2011 Full Moons:

January 19, 2011 (Full Wolf Moon)

The January 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon, was on Wednesday January 19, 2011 16:21 EST or 21:21 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Winter 2010-2011 season as the December full moon occurred a few hours before the 2010 Winter Equinox.

February 18, 2011 (Full Snow Moon)

The February 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Snow Moon, was on Friday February 18, 2011 03:36 EST or 08:36 UTC. This was the second full moon of the Winter 2010-2011 season.

March 19, 2011 (Full Worm Moon)

The March 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Worm Moon, was on Saturday March 19, 2011 14:10 EST or 19:10 UTC. This was the third and last full moon of the Winter 2010-2011 season as it occurred before the Spring Equinox 2011.

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox was on March 20, 2011 19:21 EST or March 21, 2011 00:21 UTC.

April 17, 2011 (Full Pink Moon)

The April 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Pink Moon, was on Sunday April 17, 2011 22:44 EST or April 18, 2011 03:33 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Spring 2011 season and the first full moon after spring equinox 2011.

May 17, 2011 (Full Flower Moon)

The May 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Flower Moon, was on Tuesday May 17, 2011 07:09 EST or 12:09 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Spring 2011 season.

June 15, 2011 (Full Strawberry Moon)

The June 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Strawberry Moon, was on Wednesday June 15, 2011 16:13 EST or 21:13 UTC. This was the third full moon of the Spring 2011 season as it occurred before the Summer Solstice.

There was a Total Lunar Eclipse during the June Full Moon, exactly at the same time. Usually, the eclipses are within a few minutes but with this full moon, it was to the exact minute.

The Summer Solstice 2011 was on June 21, 2011 13:16 EST or 18:16 UTC.

July 15, 2011 (Full Buck Moon)

The July 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Buck Moon, was on Friday July 15, 2011 02:39 EST or 07:39 UTC. This was the first full moon of the Summer 2011 season as the June full moon will happen prior to the Summer Solistice.

August 13, 2011 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The August 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Sturgeon Moon, was on Saturday August 13, 2011 14:57 EST or 19:57 UTC. This was the second full moon of the Summer 2011 season.

September 12, 2011  (Full Harvest Moon)

The September 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon, was on Monday September 12, 2011 05:27 EST or 10:27 UTC. This was the third full moon of the Summer 2011 season.

The Autumn 2011 equinox was on September 23, 2011 05:05 EST or 10:05 UTC.

And while this full moon was still in the summer season it was closer to the Autumn equinox than the October full moon, making September the Full Harvest Moon.

October 11, 2011 (Full Hunter’s Moon)

The October 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon was on Tuesday October 11, 2011 22:06 EST or October 12, 2011 03:06 UTC. It was the first full moon of the Autumn 2011 season.

November 10, 2011 (Full Beaver Moon)

The November 2011 Full Moon, also called the Full Beaver Moon, was on Thursday November 10, 2011 15:16 EST or 20:16 UTC. It was the second full moon of the Autumn 2011 season.

December 10, 2011 (Full Cold Moon)

The December 2011 Full Moon, also called Full Cold Moon, was on Saturday December 10, 2011 09:37 EST or 14:37 UTC. It was the third and last full moon of the Autumn 2011 season. There was also a Total Lunar Eclipse during the December full moon, technically 4 minutes after.

What were the names of 2011 full moons?

The names of the 2011 full moons were as follows:

  • January: Full Wolf Moon
  • February: Full Snow Moon
  • March: Full Worm Moon
  • April: Full Pink Moon
  • May: Full Flower Moon
  • June: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July: Full Buck Moon
  • August: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September: Full Harvest Moon
  • October: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November: Full Beaver Moon
  • December: Full 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.

Was there a blue moon in 2011?

No, there was not a blue moon in 2011 because none of the months had more than 1 full moon. There also wasn’t a seasonal blue moon as part of 2011 because none of the seasons had four full moons. Each season will have three full moons.

2011 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2011 dates for the equinoxes and solstices were as follows:

MonthEquinox/Solstice2011 DateUTC Time
MarchVernal Equinox (Spring)March 20, 2011 19:21 EST00:21 UTC (March 21, 2011)
JuneSummer SolsticeJune 21, 2011 13:16 EST18:16 UTC
SeptemberAutumn EquinoxSeptember 23, 2011 05:05 EST10:05 UTC
DecemberWinter SolsticeDecember 22, 2011 00:30 EST05:30 UTC

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2011 was on Sunday April 17, 2011 22:44 EST or April 18, 2011 03:33 UTC. It was the April 2011 full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 2011 was on Friday July 15, 2011 02:39 EST or 07:39 UTC. It’s the July 2011 full moon, also called the Full Buck Moon.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2011 was on Tuesday October 11, 2011 22:06 EST or October 12, 2011 03:06 UTC. It was the October 2022 full moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 2011 was on Monday January 9, 2012 02:30 EST or 07:30 UTC. It was the January 2012 full moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 2011 Full Moon Calendar to help you review the year’s schedule.

How many full moons were there in 2011?

There were 12 full moons in 2011. Each month had 1 full moon so there were no blue moons that year.

When was the first full moon of 2011?

The first full moon of 2011 was on Wednesday January 19, 2011 16:21 EST or 21:21 UTC. It was called the Full Wolf Moon. This was the first full moon of the Winter 2010-2011 season as the December full moon occurred a few hours before the 2010 Winter Equinox.

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