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Full Moon Calendar 2018 with 13 full moons

Here’s the 2018 Full Moon Calendar to help you go back and check the 13 full moons including 2 blue moons, 3 full supermoons, and 2 total lunar eclipses also called blood moons.

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

Photo of the moon for the dates of the full moons in 2018

The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time are for both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.

Take a look back at the 2018 Full Moons

In 2018 there were 13 full moons. The dates and names of the full moons in 2018 were:

  • January 1, 2018: Full Wolf Moon
  • January 31, 2018: Full Blue Moon
  • March 1, 2018: Full Worm Moon
  • March 31, 2018: Full Blue Moon
  • April 29, 2018: Full Pink Moon
  • May 29, 2018: Full Flower Moon
  • June 28, 2018: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July 27, 2018: Full Buck Moon
  • August 26, 2018: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 24, 2018: Full Harvest Moon
  • October 24, 2018: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November 23, 2018: Full Beaver Moon
  • December 22, 2018: Full Cold Moon

Full Moon Calendar 2018

For 2018, there were 13 full moons. There were total lunar eclipse, also called a blood moon, in January during the blue moon and in July.

Full Moon 2018Full Moon NameU.S. Eastern TimeUTC Time
January 1, 2018Super Wolf Moon9:24  PM EST2:24 AM UTC
(January 2)
January 31, 2018Super Blue Blood Moon8:27  AM EST1:27 PM UTC
March 1, 2018Full Worm Moon7:51  PM EST12:51 AM UTC
(March 2)
March 31, 2018Full Blue Moon8:37 AM EDT12:37 PM UTC
April 29, 2018Full Pink Moon8:58 PM EDT12:58 AM UTC
(April 30)
May 29, 2018Full Flower Moon10:20 AM EDT2:20 PM UTC
June 28, 2018Full Strawberry Moon12:53 AM EDT4:53 AM UTC
July 27, 2018Buck Blood Moon4:21 PM EDT8:21 PM UTC
August 26, 2018Full Sturgeon Moon7:56 AM EDT11:56 AM UTC
September 24, 2018Full Harvest Moon10:53 PM EDT2:53 AM UTC
(September 25)
October 24, 2018Full Hunter’s Moon12:45 PM EDT4:45 PM UTC
November 23, 2018Full Beaver Moon12:39  AM EST5:39 AM UTC
December 22, 2018Super Cold Moon12:49  PM EST5:49 PM UTC

January and March both had blue moons and as a result February did not have a full moon, also called a black moon.

January 1, 2018: Super Wolf Moon

The first full moon in January 2018 was on Monday, January 1, 2018. The Super Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 1 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer.

January 31, 2018: Super Blue Blood Moon

The second full moon in January 2018 was on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The Super Blue Blood Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 31 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

March 1, 2018: Full Worm Moon

The first full moon in March 2018 was on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 1 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 31, 2018: Full Blue Moon

The second full moon in March 2018 was on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The Full Blue Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 31 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 29, 2018: Full Pink Moon

The full moon in April 2018 was on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 29 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 29, 2018: Full Flower Moon

The full moon in May 2018 was on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The Full Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 29 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

June 28, 2018: Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon in June 2018 was on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The Full Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 28 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

July 27, 2018: Buck Blood Moon

The full moon in July 2018 was on Friday, July 27, 2018. The Buck Blood Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 27 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

August 26, 2018: Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon in August 2018 was on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August 26 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

September 24, 2018: Full Harvest Moon

The full moon in September 2018 was on Monday, September 24, 2018. The Full Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

October 24, 2018: Full Hunter’s Moon

The full moon in October 2018 was on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 24 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

November 23, 2018: Full Beaver Moon

The full moon in November 2018 was on Friday, November 23, 2018. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November 23 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

December 22, 2018: Super Cold Moon

The full moon in December 2018 was on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The Super Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December 22 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer.

What were the 2018 Full Moon Names?

The full moon names for 2018 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon – January 1
  • Full Blue Moon – January 31
  • Full Worm Moon – March 1
  • Full Blue Moon – March 31
  • Full Pink Moon – April 29
  • Full Flower Moon – May 29
  • Full Strawberry Moon – June 28
  • Full Buck Moon – July 27
  • Full Sturgeon Moon – August 26
  • Full Harvest Moon -September 24
  • Full Hunter’s Moon -October 24
  • Full Beaver Moon -November 23
  • Full Cold Moon – December 22

The September full moon was called the Full Harvest Moon because it was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October Full Moon.

Was there a blue moon in 2018?

Yes, there were two blue moons in 2018 on Wednesday, January 31 and on Saturday, March 31 as both January and March had two full moons. Given February is a short month, it didn’t have a full moon in 2018, also called a black 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.

2018 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2018 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 20, 2018 at 12:15 PM EDT or 4:15 PM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 2018 at 6:07 AM EDT or 10:07 AM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2018 at 9:54 PM EDT or September 23, 2018 at 1:54 AM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2018 at 5:22 PM EST or 10:22 PM UTC

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 2018 Full Moon Calendar to help you look back on the year.

How many full moons in 2018?

There were 13 full moons in 2018 with one full moon each month of the year except for January and March when there were 2 full moons per month.

When was the full moon in July 2018?

The July 2018 full moon was on Friday, July 27, 2018. The Buck Blood Moon was the second full moon of Summer and was the full moon in Aquarius.

When was the full moon in November 2018?

The November 2018 full moon was on Friday, November 23, 2018. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and was the full moon in Gemini.

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