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2016 Full Moon Calendar with 12 full moons

The Full Moons 2016 Calendar shows you the full moons in 2016, 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, also called a  synodic month.

Photo of full moon for the date and times of the Full Moon Calendar 2016

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 2016 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 2016 full moons were:

  • Full Wolf Moon: January 23, 2016 at 8:46 p.m.
  • Full Snow Moon: February 22, 2016 at 1:20 p.m.
  • Full Worm Moon: March 23, 2016 at 8:01 a.m.
  • Full Pink Moon: April 22, 2016 at 1:24 a.m.
  • Full Flower Moon: May 21, 2016 at 5:15 p.m.
  • Full Strawberry Moon: June 20, 2016 at 7:02 a.m.
  • Full Buck Moon: July 19, 2016 at 6:57 p.m.
  • Full Sturgeon Moon: August 18, 2016 at 5:27 a.m.
  • Super Harvest Moon: September 16, 2016 at 3:05 p.m.
  • Super Hunter’s Moon: October 16, 2016 at 12:23 a.m.
  • Super Beaver Moon: November 14, 2016 at 8:52 a.m.
  • Super Cold Moon: December 13, 2016 at 7:05 p.m.

In 2016 there were 12 full moons with a seasonal blue moon in May. There was also a full moon on the same day as the Summer Solstice.

There was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in March and September.

Full Wolf Moon: January 23, 2016

The January 2016 Full Moon was on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:46 PM. 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.

Full Snow Moon: February 22, 2016

The February 2016 Full Moon was on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:20 PM. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

Full Worm Moon: March 23, 2016

The March 2016 Full Moon was on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:01 AM. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra.

The lunar eclipse in March was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

Full Pink Moon: April 22, 2016

The April 2016 Full Moon was on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1:24 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 21, 2016

The May 2016 Full Moon was on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:15 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the third full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

As the third full moon in a season with four, the May full moon was called a seasonal blue moon. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 20, 2016

The June 2016 Full Moon was on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:02 AM. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

The June full moon was on the same day as the Summer Solstice, a few hours before solstice occurred. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

Full Buck Moon: July 19, 2016

The July 2016 Full Moon was on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:57 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 18, 2016

The August 2016 Full Moon was on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:27 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.

Super Harvest Moon: September 16, 2016

The September 2016 Full Moon was on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM. The Super Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces.

As the September full moon was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October full moon, it was called the Full Harvest Moon. The lunar eclipse in September was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

Super Hunter’s Moon: October 16, 2016

The October 2016 Full Moon was on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:23 AM. 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 14, 2016

The November 2016 Full Moon was on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:52 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 13, 2016

The December 2016 Full Moon was on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:05 PM. 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.

2016 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2016 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 2016 at 12:31 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 2016 at 6:35 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2016 at 10:21 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2016 at 5:45 AM

Moon Phases in 2016

Below are the lunar phases for 2016, 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
Last QuarterSaturday, January 2, 2016, 12:30 AMWinter
New MoonSaturday, January 9, 2016, 8:30 PMWinter
First QuarterSaturday, January 16, 2016, 6:26 PMWinter
Full MoonSaturday, January 23, 2016, 8:46 PMWinter
Last QuarterSunday, January 31, 2016, 10:28 PMWinter
New MoonMonday, February 8, 2016, 9:39 AMWinter
First QuarterMonday, February 15, 2016, 2:46 AMWinter
Full MoonMonday, February 22, 2016, 1:20 PMWinter
Last QuarterTuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:11 PMWinter
New MoonTuesday, March 8, 2016, 8:54 PMWinter
First QuarterTuesday, March 15, 2016, 1:03 PMWinter
Full MoonWednesday, March 23, 2016, 8:01 AMSpring
Last QuarterThursday, March 31, 2016, 11:17 AMSpring
New MoonThursday, April 7, 2016, 7:24 AMSpring
First QuarterWednesday, April 13, 2016, 11:59 PMSpring
Full MoonFriday, April 22, 2016, 1:24 AMSpring
Last QuarterFriday, April 29, 2016, 11:29 PMSpring
New MoonFriday, May 6, 2016, 3:30 PMSpring
First QuarterFriday, May 13, 2016, 1:02 PMSpring
Full MoonSaturday, May 21, 2016, 5:15 PMSpring
Last QuarterSunday, May 29, 2016, 8:12 AMSpring
New MoonSaturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 PMSpring
First QuarterSunday, June 12, 2016, 4:10 AMSpring
Full MoonMonday, June 20, 2016, 7:02 AMSpring
Last QuarterMonday, June 27, 2016, 2:19 PMSummer
New MoonMonday, July 4, 2016, 7:01 AMSummer
First QuarterMonday, July 11, 2016, 8:52 PMSummer
Full MoonTuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:57 PMSummer
Last QuarterTuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 PMSummer
New MoonTuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:45 PMSummer
First QuarterWednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:21 PMSummer
Full MoonThursday, August 18, 2016, 5:27 AMSummer
Last QuarterWednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:41 PMSummer
New MoonThursday, September 1, 2016, 5:03 AMSummer
First QuarterFriday, September 9, 2016, 7:49 AMSummer
Full MoonFriday, September 16, 2016, 3:05 PMSummer
Last QuarterFriday, September 23, 2016, 5:56 AMAutumn
New MoonFriday, September 30, 2016, 8:12 PMAutumn
First QuarterSunday, October 9, 2016, 12:33 AMAutumn
Full MoonSunday, October 16, 2016, 12:23 AMAutumn
Last QuarterSaturday, October 22, 2016, 3:14 PMAutumn
New MoonSunday, October 30, 2016, 1:38 PMAutumn
First QuarterMonday, November 7, 2016, 2:51 PMAutumn
Full MoonMonday, November 14, 2016, 8:52 AMAutumn
Last QuarterMonday, November 21, 2016, 3:33 AMAutumn
New MoonTuesday, November 29, 2016, 7:18 AMAutumn
First QuarterWednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:03 AMAutumn
Full MoonTuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:05 PMAutumn
Last QuarterTuesday, December 20, 2016, 8:56 PMAutumn
New MoonThursday, December 29, 2016, 1:53 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 2016


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.