1985 Moon: New Moons, Full Moons, and Moon Phases

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1985 Moon — In 1985 there were 13 full moons and 12 new moons. The year had a blue moon, a seasonal black moon, two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses.

All times and dates are in the United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. The dates in your local time may shift.

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The lunar month last approximately a month or 29.53 days on average.

A new moon is the first lunar phase. 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.

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.

Full Moons in 1985

In 1985, there were 13 full moons, with the first on Sunday, January 6. The year had a blue moon in July. May and October each had a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

  • January 6, 1985 – 9:16 p.m. — Full Wolf Moon. The January Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.
  • February 5, 1985 – 10:19 a.m. — Full Snow Moon. The February Full Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.
  • March 6, 1985 – 9:13 p.m. — Super Worm Moon. The March Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo.
  • April 5, 1985 – 6:32 a.m. — Super Pink Moon. The April Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra.
  • May 4, 1985 – 3:53 p.m. — Super Flower Blood Moon. The May Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio.
  • June 2, 1985 – 11:50 p.m. — Super Strawberry Moon. The June Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.
  • July 2, 1985 – 8:08 a.m. — Full Buck Moon. The July Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn.
  • July 31, 1985 – 5:41 p.m. — Full Blue Moon. The July Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius.
  • August 30, 1985 – 5:27 a.m. — Full Sturgeon Moon. The August Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.
  • September 28, 1985 – 8:08 p.m. — Full Harvest Moon. The September Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.
  • October 28, 1985 – 12:38 p.m. — Hunter’s Blood Moon. The October Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Taurus.
  • November 27, 1985 – 7:42 a.m. — Full Beaver Moon. The November Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.
  • December 27, 1985 – 2:30 a.m. — Full Cold Moon. The December Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.

New Moons in 1985

In 1985, there were 12 new moons, with the first on Sunday, January 20. May had a seasonal black moon with an extra Spring New Moon. May also had a Partial Solar Eclipse, and there was a Total Solar Eclipse in November.

The dates and times of the new moons were:

  • January 20, 1985 – 9:28 p.m. — New Snow Moon. The January New Moon was the second new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Capricorn.
  • February 19, 1985 – 1:43 p.m. — New Worm Moon. The February New Moon was the last new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Aquarius.
  • March 21, 1985 – 6:59 a.m. — New Pink Moon. The March New Moon was the first new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Aries.
  • April 20, 1985 – 12:22 a.m. — New Flower Moon. The April New Moon was the second new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Aries.
  • May 19, 1985 – 5:41 p.m. — New Strawberry Moon. The May New Moon was the third new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Taurus.
  • June 18, 1985 – 7:58 a.m. — New Buck Moon. The June New Moon was the last new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Gemini.
  • July 17, 1985 – 7:56 p.m. — New Blue Moon. The July New Moon was the first new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Cancer.
  • August 16, 1985 – 6:06 a.m. — New Sturgeon Moon. The August New Moon was the second new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Leo.
  • September 14, 1985 – 3:20 p.m. — New Harvest Moon. The September New Moon was the last new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Virgo.
  • October 14, 1985 – 12:33 a.m. — New Hunter’s Moon. The October New Moon was the first new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Libra.
  • November 12, 1985 – 9:20 a.m. — New Beaver Moon. The November New Moon was the second new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Scorpio.
  • December 11, 1985 – 7:54 p.m. — New Cold Moon. The December New Moon was the last new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Sagittarius.

Moon Phases in 1985

The lunar calendar for each full moon in 1985 included:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1985December 22, 6:47 AM (1984)December 30, 12:27 AM (1984)January 6, 9:16 PMJanuary 13, 6:27 PM
Snow Moon 1985January 20, 9:28 PMJanuary 28, 10:29 PMFebruary 5, 10:19 AMFebruary 12, 2:57 AM
Worm Moon 1985February 19, 1:43 PMFebruary 27, 6:41 PMMarch 6, 9:13 PMMarch 13, 12:34 PM
Pink Moon 1985March 21, 6:59 AMMarch 29, 11:11 AMApril 5, 6:32 AMApril 11, 11:42 PM
Flower Moon 1985April 20, 12:22 AMApril 27, 11:25 PMMay 4, 3:53 PMMay 11, 1:34 PM
Strawberry Moon 1985May 19, 5:41 PMMay 27, 8:56 AMJune 2, 11:50 PMJune 10, 4:19 AM
Buck Moon 1985June 18, 7:58 AMJune 25, 2:53 PMJuly 2, 8:08 AMJuly 9, 8:50 PM
Blue Moon 1985July 17, 7:56 PMJuly 24, 7:39 PMJuly 31, 5:41 PMAugust 8, 2:29 PM
Sturgeon Moon 1985August 16, 6:06 AMAugust 23, 12:36 AMAugust 30, 5:27 AMSeptember 7, 8:16 AM
Harvest Moon 1985September 14, 3:20 PMSeptember 21, 7:03 AMSeptember 28, 8:08 PMOctober 7, 1:04 AM
Hunter’s Moon 1985October 14, 12:33 AMOctober 20, 4:13 PMOctober 28, 12:38 PMNovember 5, 3:07 PM
Beaver Moon 1985November 12, 9:20 AMNovember 19, 4:04 AMNovember 27, 7:42 AMDecember 5, 4:01 AM
Cold Moon 1985December 11, 7:54 PMDecember 18, 8:58 PMDecember 27, 2:30 AMJanuary 3, 2:47 PM (1986)

Moon Phases By Month

Each month, there are typically four moon phases; occasionally, the calendar aligns to have five.

MonthMoon PhaseDateTimeSeason
JanuaryFull MoonSunday, January 69:16 PMWinter
JanuaryLast QuarterSunday, January 136:27 PMWinter
JanuaryNew MoonSunday, January 209:28 PMWinter
JanuaryFirst QuarterMonday, January 2810:29 PMWinter
FebruaryFull MoonTuesday, February 510:19 AMWinter
FebruaryLast QuarterTuesday, February 122:57 AMWinter
FebruaryNew MoonTuesday, February 191:43 PMWinter
FebruaryFirst QuarterWednesday, February 276:41 PMWinter
MarchFull MoonWednesday, March 69:13 PMWinter
MarchLast QuarterWednesday, March 1312:34 PMWinter
MarchNew MoonThursday, March 216:59 AMSpring
MarchFirst QuarterFriday, March 2911:11 AMSpring
AprilFull MoonFriday, April 56:32 AMSpring
AprilLast QuarterThursday, April 1111:42 PMSpring
AprilNew MoonSaturday, April 2012:22 AMSpring
AprilFirst QuarterSaturday, April 2711:25 PMSpring
MayFull MoonSaturday, May 43:53 PMSpring
MayLast QuarterSaturday, May 111:34 PMSpring
MayNew MoonSunday, May 195:41 PMSpring
MayFirst QuarterMonday, May 278:56 AMSpring
JuneFull MoonSunday, June 211:50 PMSpring
JuneLast QuarterMonday, June 104:19 AMSpring
JuneNew MoonTuesday, June 187:58 AMSpring
JuneFirst QuarterTuesday, June 252:53 PMSummer
JulyFull MoonTuesday, July 28:08 AMSummer
JulyLast QuarterTuesday, July 98:50 PMSummer
JulyNew MoonWednesday, July 177:56 PMSummer
JulyFirst QuarterWednesday, July 247:39 PMSummer
JulyFull MoonWednesday, July 315:41 PMSummer
AugustLast QuarterThursday, August 82:29 PMSummer
AugustNew MoonFriday, August 166:06 AMSummer
AugustFirst QuarterFriday, August 2312:36 AMSummer
AugustFull MoonFriday, August 305:27 AMSummer
SeptemberLast QuarterSaturday, September 78:16 AMSummer
SeptemberNew MoonSaturday, September 143:20 PMSummer
SeptemberFirst QuarterSaturday, September 217:03 AMSummer
SeptemberFull MoonSaturday, September 288:08 PMAutumn
OctoberLast QuarterMonday, October 71:04 AMAutumn
OctoberNew MoonMonday, October 1412:33 AMAutumn
OctoberFirst QuarterSunday, October 204:13 PMAutumn
OctoberFull MoonMonday, October 2812:38 PMAutumn
NovemberLast QuarterTuesday, November 53:07 PMAutumn
NovemberNew MoonTuesday, November 129:20 AMAutumn
NovemberFirst QuarterTuesday, November 194:04 AMAutumn
NovemberFull MoonWednesday, November 277:42 AMAutumn
DecemberLast QuarterThursday, December 54:01 AMAutumn
DecemberNew MoonWednesday, December 117:54 PMAutumn
DecemberFirst QuarterWednesday, December 188:58 PMAutumn
DecemberFull MoonFriday, December 272:30 AMWinter

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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.