2015 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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The Full Moons 2015 Calendar shows you the full moons in 2015, lunar eclipses, and a 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, also called a  synodic month.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 2015

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 2015 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 2015 full moons were:

  • Full Wolf Moon: January 4, 2015 at 11:53 PM
  • Full Snow Moon: February 3, 2015 at 6:09 PM
  • Full Worm Moon: March 5, 2015 at 1:05 PM
  • Full Pink Moon: April 4, 2015 at 8:06 AM
  • Full Flower Moon: May 3, 2015 at 11:42 PM
  • Full Strawberry Moon: June 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM
  • Full Buck Moon: July 1, 2015 at 10:20 PM
  • Super Blue Moon: July 31, 2015 at 6:43 AM
  • Super Sturgeon Moon: August 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM
  • Super Harvest Blood Moon: September 27, 2015 at 10:50 PM
  • Super Hunter’s Moon: October 27, 2015 at 8:05 AM
  • Super Beaver Moon: November 25, 2015 at 5:44 PM
  • Full Cold Moon: December 25, 2015 at 6:11 AM

In 2015, there were 13 full moons with a Blue Moon in July. The December Full Moon was a rare Christmas Full Moon. And there were two lunar eclipses during the year.

Full Wolf Moon: January 4, 2015

The January 2015 Full Moon was on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11:53 PM. 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 3, 2015

The February 2015 Full Moon was on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:09 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.

Full Worm Moon: March 5, 2015

The March 2015 Full Moon was on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1:05 PM. The Full 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

Full Pink Moon: April 4, 2015

The April 2015 Full Moon was on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:06 AM. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra.

The lunar eclipse in April was a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

Full Flower Moon: May 3, 2015

The May 2015 Full Moon was on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:42 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the second 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 2, 2015

The June 2015 Full Moon was on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:19 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 1, 2015

The July 2015 Full Moon was on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 10:20 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.

Super Blue Moon: July 31, 2015

The July 2015 Blue Moon was on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:43 AM. The Super Blue Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July Blue Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius.

Super Sturgeon Moon: August 29, 2015

The August 2015 Full Moon was on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

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.

Super Harvest Blood Moon: September 27, 2015

The September 2015 Full Moon was on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10:50 PM. The Super Harvest Blood Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries.

As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equniox, the September Full Moon was called the Harvest Moon. The lunar eclipse in September was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

Super Hunter’s Moon: October 27, 2015

The October 2015 Full Moon was on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:05 AM. The Super Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus.

Super Beaver Moon: November 25, 2015

The November 2015 Full Moon was on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5:44 PM. The Super Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

Full Cold Moon: December 25, 2015

The December 2015 Full Moon was on Friday, December 25, 2015 at 6:11 AM. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Cancer.

The last full moon of the year was a Christmas Full Moon. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

2015 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2015 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 2015 at 12:38 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 2015 at 4:20 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM

Moon Phases in 2015

Below are the lunar phases for 2015, 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
Full MoonSunday, January 4, 2015, 11:53 PMWinter
Last QuarterTuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:47 AMWinter
New MoonTuesday, January 20, 2015, 8:14 AMWinter
First QuarterMonday, January 26, 2015, 11:48 PMWinter
Full MoonTuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:09 PMWinter
Last QuarterWednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:50 PMWinter
New MoonWednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:47 PMWinter
First QuarterWednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:14 PMWinter
Full MoonThursday, March 5, 2015, 1:05 PMWinter
Last QuarterFriday, March 13, 2015, 1:48 PMWinter
New MoonFriday, March 20, 2015, 5:36 AMWinter
First QuarterFriday, March 27, 2015, 3:43 AMSpring
Full MoonSaturday, April 4, 2015, 8:06 AMSpring
Last QuarterSaturday, April 11, 2015, 11:44 PMSpring
New MoonSaturday, April 18, 2015, 2:57 PMSpring
First QuarterSaturday, April 25, 2015, 7:55 PMSpring
Full MoonSunday, May 3, 2015, 11:42 PMSpring
Last QuarterMonday, May 11, 2015, 6:36 AMSpring
New MoonMonday, May 18, 2015, 12:13 AMSpring
First QuarterMonday, May 25, 2015, 1:19 PMSpring
Full MoonTuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:19 PMSpring
Last QuarterTuesday, June 9, 2015, 11:42 AMSpring
New MoonTuesday, June 16, 2015, 10:05 AMSpring
First QuarterWednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:03 AMSummer
Full MoonWednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:20 PMSummer
Last QuarterWednesday, July 8, 2015, 4:24 PMSummer
New MoonWednesday, July 15, 2015, 9:24 PMSummer
First QuarterFriday, July 24, 2015, 12:04 AMSummer
Full MoonFriday, July 31, 2015, 6:43 AMSummer
Last QuarterThursday, August 6, 2015, 10:03 PMSummer
New MoonFriday, August 14, 2015, 10:54 AMSummer
First QuarterSaturday, August 22, 2015, 3:31 PMSummer
Full MoonSaturday, August 29, 2015, 2:35 PMSummer
Last QuarterSaturday, September 5, 2015, 5:54 AMSummer
New MoonSunday, September 13, 2015, 2:41 AMSummer
First QuarterMonday, September 21, 2015, 4:59 AMSummer
Full MoonSunday, September 27, 2015, 10:50 PMAutumn
Last QuarterSunday, October 4, 2015, 5:06 PMAutumn
New MoonMonday, October 12, 2015, 8:06 PMAutumn
First QuarterTuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:31 PMAutumn
Full MoonTuesday, October 27, 2015, 8:05 AMAutumn
Last QuarterTuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:24 AMAutumn
New MoonWednesday, November 11, 2015, 12:47 PMAutumn
First QuarterThursday, November 19, 2015, 1:27 AMAutumn
Full MoonWednesday, November 25, 2015, 5:44 PMAutumn
Last QuarterThursday, December 3, 2015, 2:41 AMAutumn
New MoonFriday, December 11, 2015, 5:29 AMAutumn
First QuarterFriday, December 18, 2015, 10:14 AMAutumn
Full MoonFriday, December 25, 2015, 6:11 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.


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.