1981 Moon Phases: Dates of the lunar phases in 1981

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The 1981 Moon Phases schedule will help you look back at when the new, first quart, full, and last quarter moons occurred each month of the year. When did the 4 core phases of the lunar calendar occur in 1981? Check out the dates below.

A new moon is the first lunar phase that happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average. 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 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.

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and full moon. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Photo of the full moon for the dates of the 1981 Moon Phases

The dates and times provided by NASA in the United States Eastern Time are for 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.

1981 Moon Phases Calendar

Below are the lunar phases for 1981 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that were 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.

January 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonJanuary 6, 1981 2:24 AM ESTJanuary 6, 1981 7:24 AM UTC
First QuarterJanuary 13, 1981 5:10 AM ESTJanuary 13, 1981 10:10 AM UTC
Full MoonJanuary 20, 1981 2:39 AM ESTJanuary 20, 1981 7:39 AM UTC
Last QuarterJanuary 27, 1981 11:19 PM ESTJanuary 28, 1981 4:19 AM UTC

February 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonFebruary 4, 1981 5:14 PM ESTFebruary 4, 1981 10:14 PM UTC
First QuarterFebruary 11, 1981 12:49 PM ESTFebruary 11, 1981 5:49 PM UTC
Full MoonFebruary 18, 1981 5:58 PM ESTFebruary 18, 1981 10:58 PM UTC
Last QuarterFebruary 26, 1981 8:14 PM ESTFebruary 27, 1981 1:14 AM UTC

March 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonMarch 6, 1981 5:31 AM ESTMarch 6, 1981 10:31 AM UTC
First QuarterMarch 12, 1981 8:50 PM ESTMarch 13, 1981 1:50 AM UTC
Full MoonMarch 20, 1981 10:22 AM ESTMarch 20, 1981 3:22 PM UTC
Last QuarterMarch 28, 1981 2:34 PM ESTMarch 28, 1981 7:34 PM UTC

April 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonApril 4, 1981 3:19 PM ESTApril 4, 1981 8:19 PM UTC
First QuarterApril 11, 1981 6:11 AM ESTApril 11, 1981 11:11 PM UTC
Full MoonApril 19, 1981 2:59 AM ESTApril 19, 1981 7:59 AM UTC
Last QuarterApril 27, 1981 6:15 AM EDTApril 27, 1981 10:15 AM UTC

May 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonMay 4, 1981 12:19 AM EDTMay 4, 1981 4:19 AM UTC
First QuarterMay 10, 1981 6:22 PM EDTMay 10, 1981 10:22 PM UTC
Full MoonMay 18, 1981 8:04 PM EDTMay 19, 1981 12:04 AM UTC
Last QuarterMay 26, 1981 5:00 PM EDTMay 26, 1981 9:00 PM UTC

June 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonJune 2, 1981 7:32 AM EDTJune 2, 1981 11:32 AM UTC
First QuarterJune 9, 1981 7:33 AM EDTJune 9, 1981 11:33 PM UTC
Full MoonJune 17, 1981 11:05 AM EDTJune 17, 1981 3:05 PM UTC
Last QuarterJune 25, 1981 12:25 AM EDTJune 25, 1981 4:25 AM UTC

July 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
New MoonJuly 1, 1981 3:03 PM EDTJuly 1, 1981 7:03 PM UTC
First QuarterJuly 8, 1981 10:40 PM EDTJuly 9, 1981 2:40 AM UTC
Full MoonJuly 17, 1981 12:39 AM EDTJuly 17, 1981 4:39 AM UTC
Last QuarterJuly 24, 1981 5:40 AM EDTJuly 24, 1981 9:40 AM UTC
New MoonJuly 30, 1981 11:52 PM EDTJuly 31, 1981 3:52 AM UTC

August 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
First QuarterAugust 7, 1981 3:26 PM EDTAugust 7, 1981 7:26 PM UTC
Full MoonAugust 15, 1981 12:37 PM EDTAugust 15, 1981 4:37 PM UTC
Last QuarterAugust 22, 1981 10:16 AM EDTAugust 22, 1981 2:16 PM UTC
New MoonAugust 29, 1981 10:44 AM EDTAugust 29, 1981 2:44 PM UTC

September 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
First QuarterSeptember 6, 1981 9:26 AM EDTSeptember 6, 1981 1:26 PM UTC
Full MoonSeptember 13, 1981 11:09 PM EDTSeptember 14, 1981 3:09 AM UTC
Last QuarterSeptember 20, 1981 3:48 PM EDTSeptember 20, 1981 7:48 PM UTC
New MoonSeptember 28, 1981 12:07 AM EDTSeptember 28, 1981 4:07 AM UTC

October 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
First QuarterOctober 6, 1981 3:45 AM EDTOctober 6, 1981 7:45 AM UTC
Full MoonOctober 13, 1981 8:49 AM EDTOctober 13, 1981 12:49 PM UTC
Last QuarterOctober 19, 1981 11:41 PM EDTOctober 20, 1981 3:41 AM UTC
New MoonOctober 27, 1981 3:13 PM ESTOctober 27, 1981 8:13 PM UTC

November 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
First QuarterNovember 4, 1981 8:09 PM ESTNovember 5, 1981 1:09 AM UTC
Full MoonNovember 11, 1981 5:26 PM ESTNovember 11, 1981 10:26 PM UTC
Last QuarterNovember 18, 1981 9:54 AM ESTNovember 18, 1981 2:54 PM UTC
New MoonNovember 26, 1981 9:38 AM ESTNovember 26, 1981 2:38 PM UTC

December 1981 Moon Phases

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (US Eastern)UTC Date & Time
First QuarterDecember 4, 1981 11:22 AM ESTDecember 4, 1981 4:22 PM UTC
Full MoonDecember 11, 1981 3:41 AM ESTDecember 11, 1981 8:41 AM UTC
Last QuarterDecember 18, 1981 12:47 AM ESTDecember 18, 1981 5:47 AM UTC
New MoonDecember 26, 1981 5:10 AM ESTDecember 26, 1981 10:10 AM UTC

Learn more about the Full Moons in 1981 and the New Moons in 1981

Photo of the moon for the dates of the 1981 Moon Phases