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Full Moon Calendar 2020 of 13 full moons

The Full Moon 2020 Calendar helps you look back at the dates of the full moon including a blue moon and lunar eclipses.

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 2020

The full moon calendar shows the full moon dates in 2020 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

When were the 2020 Full Moons?

In 2020 there were 13 full moons during the year. The names and dates of the full moons in 2020 were:

  1. January 10, 2020: Full Wolf Moon
  2. February 9, 2020: Super Snow Moon
  3. March 9, 2020: Super Worm Moon
  4. April 7, 2020: Super Pink Moon
  5. May 7, 2020: Super Flower Moon
  6. June 5, 2020: Full Strawberry Moon
  7. July 5, 2020: Full Buck Moon
  8. August 3, 2020: Full Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 2, 2020: Full Corn Moon
  10. October 1, 2020: Full Harvest Moon
  11. October 31, 2020: Full Blue Moon
  12. November 30, 2020: Full Beaver Moon
  13. December 29, 2020: Full Cold Moon

Full Moon 2020 Calendar by Month

The year started with the first full moon on January 10. Month over month, the dates of the full moons inched up, setting up the year for a Halloween Blue Moon.

January 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in January was on Friday January 10, 2020. The Full Wolf Moon was the first moon of 2020 and the first full moon of Winter. Also during the full moon on January 10th, there was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the January Full moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon,  Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in February was on Sunday February 9, 2020. Also called the Full Snow Moon, it was the second 2020 full moon and second Winter full moon. Other names for the February Full Moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in March was on Monday March 9, 2020. Also called the Full Worm Moon, it was third full moon of 2020 and last full moon of Winter. Other names for the March Full Moon include the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in April was on Tuesday April 7, 2020. Also called the Full Pink Moon, it was the fourth full moon of 2020 and the first full moon of Spring. Other names for the April Full Moon include the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon.

May 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in May was on Thursday May 7, 2020. Also called the Full Flower Moon, it was the fifth 2020 full moon and second full moon of Spring. Other names for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in June was on Friday June 5, 2020. Called the Full Strawberry Moon, it was the sixth full moon of 2020 and last full moon of Spring. Also during the full moon on June 5th, there also was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other names for the June Full Moon include the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in July was on Sunday July 5, 2020. Called the Full Buck Moon, it was the seventh full moon of 2020 and first full moon of Summer. Other names for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon. Also during the full moon on July 5th, there also was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

August 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in August was on Monday August 3, 2020. Also called the Full Sturgeon Moon, it was the eighth full moon of 2020 and the second Summer full moon.

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.

September 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in September was on Wednesday September 2, 2020. Called the Full Corn Moon for 2020, it was the ninth full moon of 2020 and the third Summer full moon.

October 2020 Full Moon

The first full moon in October was on Thursday October 1, 2020. The tenth full moon of 2020 was the the first full moon of Autumn 2020.

As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equniox, the October 1 full moon was Also called the Full Harvest Moon in 2020, it was the full moon in Aries called the Full Harvest Moon.

October 2020 Blue Moon

The second full moon in October was on October 31, 2020. The Halloween full moon was the blue moon in 2020. The eleventh full moon of 2020 was the the second full moon of Autumn 2020.

November 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in November was on Monday, November 30, 2020. The Full Beaver Moon was twelfth full moon of 2020 and third full moon of Autumn. Another nickname for the November Full Moon is the Frosty Moon.

There was also a penumbral lunar full moon eclipse during the November full moon. The moon passed through the Earth’s penumbra resulting in a slight dimming of the moon’s surface. You wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between a regular full moon.

December 2020 Full Moon

The full moon in December on Tuesday December 29, 2020 was the last full moon of 2020. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter 2020-2021. Other names for the December Full Moon include the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

What were the 2020 Full Moon names?

The full moon names for 2020 were:

  • Full Wolf Moon – January 10
  • Full Snow Moon – February 9
  • Full Worm Moon – March 9
  • Full Pink Moon – April 7
  • Full Flower Moon – May 7
  • Full Strawberry Moon – June 5
  • Full Buck Moon – July 5
  • Full Sturgeon Moon – August 3
  • Full Corn Moon – September 2
  • Full Harvest Moon – October 1
  • Full Blue Moon – October 31
  • Full Beaver Moon – November 30
  • Full Cold Moon – December 29

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

2020 Blue Moon on Halloween

There was blue moon on Saturday October 31, 2020 was a Halloween Blue Moon because it a second October full 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.

There was not a seasonal calendar blue moon during 2020 as none of the seasons had 4 full moons.

2020 Full Moons by Season

Even though there were 13 full moons during 2020, each season had 3 full moons based on how the schedule worked out.

Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2020 dates for the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring): March 19, 2020 at 11:50 PM EDT or March 20, 2020 at 3:50 AM UTC
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 2020 at 5:43 PM EDT or 9:43 PM UTC
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 2020 at 9:31 AM EDT or 1:31 PM UTC
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2020 at 5:02 AM EST or 10:02 AM UTC

Spring Full Moons

Spring 2020 had 3 full moons with the first in April.

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2020 was on Tuesday April 7, 2020 or April 8, 2020 UTC. The first Spring Full Moon was the full moon in April, also called the Full Pink Moon.

The second full moon after Spring Equinox 2020 was on Thursday May 7, 2020. The second Spring Full Moon was the full moon in May, also called the Full Flower Moon.

The third full moon after Spring Equinox 2020 was on Friday June 5, 2020. The last Spring Full Moon was the full moon in June, also called the Full Strawberry Moon.

Summer Full Moons

Summer 2020 had 3 full moons with the first in July.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 2020 was on Sunday July 5, 2020. The first Summer Full Moon was the full moon in July, also called the Full Buck Moon.

The second full moon after the Summer Solstice 2020 was on Monday August 3, 2020. The second Summer Full Moon was the full moon in August, also called the Full Sturgeon Moon.

The third full moon after the Summer Solstice 2020 was on Wednesday September 2, 2020. The last Summer Full Moon was the full moon in September, also called the Full Corn Moon. Because it was further away from the Autumnal Equinox than the October Full Moon, the September Full Moon was called its other name.

Autumn Full Moons

Autumn 2020 had 3 full moons with the first in October.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2020 was on Thursday October 1, 2020. The first Autumn Full Moon was the full moon in October, also called the Full Harvest Moon.

The second full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2020 was on Saturday October 31, 2020. The second Autumn Full Moon was the second full moon in October, also called the Full Blue Moon or a Halloween Blue Moon.

The third full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2020 was on Monday November 30, 2020. The last Autumn Full Moon was the full moon in November, also called the Full Beaver Moon.

Winter Full Moons

Winter 2020-2021 had 3 full moons with the first in December.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 2020 was on Tuesday December 29, 2020 or December 30, 2020 UTC. It was the last full moon in 2020, also called the Full Cold Moon. It was about a week after the Winter Solstice.

The second full moon after the Winter Solstice 2020 was on Thursday January 28, 2021. The second Winter Full Moon was the first full moon in 2021 in January, also called the Full Wolf Moon.

The third full moon after the Winter Solstice 2020 was on Saturday February 27, 2021. The last Winter Full Moon was the February 2021 Full Moon, also called the Full Snow Moon.

New Moons and Full Moons in 2020

The new moons and full moons in 2020 were on

MoonU.S. Eastern Date & TimeNameSignSeason
January Full MoonJanuary 10, 2020 2:21 PM ESTFull Wolf MoonCancerWinter
January New MoonJanuary 24, 2020 4:42 PM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
February Full MoonFebruary 9, 2020 2:33 AM ESTSuper Snow MoonLeoWinter
February New MoonFebruary 23, 2020 10:32 AM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March Full MoonMarch 9, 2020 1:48 PM EDTSuper Worm MoonVirgoWinter
March New MoonMarch 24, 2020 5:28 AM EDTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April Full MoonApril 7, 2020 10:35 PM EDTSuper Pink MoonLibraSpring
April New MoonApril 22, 2020 10:26 PM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
May Full MoonMay 7, 2020 6:45 AM EDTSuper Flower MoonScorpioSpring
May New MoonMay 22, 2020 1:39 PM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
June Full MoonJune 5, 2020 3:12 PM EDTFull Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
June New MoonJune 21, 2020 2:41 AM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July Full MoonJuly 5, 2020 12:44 AM EDTFull Buck MoonCapricornSummer
July New MoonJuly 20, 2020 1:33 PM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonCancerSummer
August Full MoonAugust 3, 2020 11:59 AM EDTFull Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
August New MoonAugust 18, 2020 10:41 PM EDTNew Corn MoonLeoSummer
September Full MoonSeptember 2, 2020 1:22 AM EDTFull Corn MoonPiscesSummer
September New MoonSeptember 17, 2020 7:00 AM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October Full MoonOctober 1, 2020 5:05 PM EDTFull Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
October New MoonOctober 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDTNew Blue MoonLibraAutumn
October Blue MoonOctober 31, 2020 10:49 AM EDTFull Blue MoonTaurusAutumn
November New MoonNovember 15, 2020 12:07 AM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
November Full MoonNovember 30, 2020 4:30 AM ESTFull Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
December New MoonDecember 14, 2020 11:17 AM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December Full MoonDecember 29, 2020 10:28 PM ESTFull Cold MoonCancerWinter

2020 Moon Phases in U.S. Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 2020 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the 2020 Moon Phases
Lunar PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
January First QuarterJanuary 2, 2020 11:45 PM ESTJanuary 3, 2020 4:45 AM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 10, 2020 2:21 PM ESTJanuary 10, 2020 7:21 PM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 17, 2020 7:58 AM ESTJanuary 17, 2020 12:58 PM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 24, 2020 4:42 PM ESTJanuary 24, 2020 9:42 PM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 1, 2020 8:42 PM ESTFebruary 2, 2020 1:42 AM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 9, 2020 2:33 AM ESTFebruary 9, 2020 7:33 AM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 15, 2020 5:17 PM ESTFebruary 15, 2020 10:17 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 23, 2020 10:32 AM ESTFebruary 23, 2020 3:32 PM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 2, 2020 2:57 PM ESTMarch 2, 2020 7:57 PM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 9, 2020 1:48 PM EDTMarch 9, 2020 5:48 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 16, 2020 5:34 AM EDTMarch 16, 2020 9:34 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 24, 2020 5:28 AM EDTMarch 24, 2020 9:28 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 1, 2020 6:21 AM EDTApril 1, 2020 10:21 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 7, 2020 10:35 PM EDTApril 8, 2020 2:35 AM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 14, 2020 6:56 PM EDTApril 14, 2020 10:56 PM UTC
April New MoonApril 22, 2020 10:26 PM EDTApril 23, 2020 2:26 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 30, 2020 4:38 PM EDTApril 30, 2020 8:38 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 7, 2020 6:45 AM EDTMay 7, 2020 10:45 AM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 14, 2020 10:03 AM EDTMay 14, 2020 2:03 PM UTC
May New MoonMay 22, 2020 1:39 PM EDTMay 22, 2020 5:39 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 29, 2020 11:30 PM EDTMay 30, 2020 3:30 AM UTC
June Full MoonJune 5, 2020 3:12 PM EDTJune 5, 2020 7:12 PM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 13, 2020 2:24 AM EDTJune 13, 2020 6:24 AM UTC
June New MoonJune 21, 2020 2:41 AM EDTJune 21, 2020 6:41 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 28, 2020 4:16 AM EDTJune 28, 2020 8:16 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 5, 2020 12:44 AM EDTJuly 5, 2020 4:44 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 12, 2020 7:29 PM EDTJuly 12, 2020 11:29 PM UTC
July New MoonJuly 20, 2020 1:33 PM EDTJuly 20, 2020 5:33 PM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 27, 2020 8:32 AM EDTJuly 27, 2020 12:32 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 3, 2020 11:59 AM EDTAugust 3, 2020 3:59 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 11, 2020 12:45 PM EDTAugust 11, 2020 4:45 PM UTC
August New MoonAugust 18, 2020 10:41 PM EDTAugust 19, 2020 2:41 AM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 25, 2020 1:58 PM EDTAugust 25, 2020 5:58 PM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 2, 2020 1:22 AM EDTSeptember 2, 2020 5:22 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 10, 2020 5:26 AM EDTSeptember 10, 2020 9:26 AM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 17, 2020 7:00 AM EDTSeptember 17, 2020 11:00 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 23, 2020 9:55 PM EDTSeptember 24, 2020 1:55 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 1, 2020 5:05 PM EDTOctober 1, 2020 9:05 PM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 9, 2020 8:39 PM EDTOctober 10, 2020 12:39 AM UTC
October New MoonOctober 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDTOctober 16, 2020 7:31 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 23, 2020 9:23 AM EDTOctober 23, 2020 1:23 PM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 31, 2020 10:49 AM EDTOctober 31, 2020 2:49 PM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 8, 2020 8:46 AM ESTNovember 8, 2020 1:46 PM UTC
November New MoonNovember 15, 2020 12:07 AM ESTNovember 15, 2020 5:07 AM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 21, 2020 11:45 PM ESTNovember 22, 2020 4:45 AM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 30, 2020 4:30 AM ESTNovember 30, 2020 9:30 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 7, 2020 7:37 PM ESTDecember 8, 2020 12:37 AM UTC
December New MoonDecember 14, 2020 11:17 AM ESTDecember 14, 2020 4:17 PM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 21, 2020 6:41 PM ESTDecember 21, 2020 11:41 PM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 29, 2020 10:28 PM ESTDecember 30, 2020 3:28 AM UTC

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.

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