1986 Moon: New Moons, Full Moons, and Moon Phases

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1986 Moon — In 1986 there were 12 full moons and 13 new moons. The year had a seasonal blue moon, 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 1986

In 1986, there were 12 full moons, with the first on Saturday, January 25. The year had seasonal blue moons in August with an extra Summer Full Moon. April and October each had a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

  • January 25, 1986 – 7:31 p.m. — Full Wolf Moon. The January Full Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.
  • February 24, 1986 – 10:02 a.m. — Full Snow Moon. The February Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo.
  • March 25, 1986 – 10:02 p.m. — Full Worm Moon. The March Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra.
  • April 24, 1986 – 7:46 a.m. — Super Pink Blood Moon. The April Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio.
  • May 23, 1986 – 4:45 p.m. — Super Flower Moon. The May Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.
  • June 21, 1986 – 11:42 p.m. — Super Strawberry Moon. The June Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.
  • July 21, 1986 – 6:40 a.m. — Super Buck Moon. The July Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn.
  • August 19, 1986 – 2:54 p.m. — Full Sturgeon Moon. The August Full Moon was the third full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius.
  • September 18, 1986 – 1:34 a.m. — Full Harvest Moon. The September Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.
  • October 17, 1986 – 3:22 p.m. — Hunter’s Blood Moon. The October Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.
  • November 16, 1986 – 7:12 a.m. — Full Beaver Moon. The November Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Taurus.
  • December 16, 1986 – 2:05 a.m. — Full Cold Moon. The December Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.

New Moons in 1986

In 1986, there were 13 new moons, with the first on Friday, January 10. There was a Black Moon in December with a second new moon at the end of the month. April had a Partial Solar Eclipse and there was an Annular Solar Eclipse in October.

The dates and times of the new moons were:

  • January 10, 1986 – 7:22 a.m. — New Wolf Moon. The January New Moon was the first new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Capricorn.
  • February 8, 1986 – 7:55 p.m. — New Snow Moon. The February New Moon was the second new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Aquarius.
  • March 10, 1986 – 9:52 a.m. — New Worm Moon. The March New Moon was the last new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Pisces.
  • April 9, 1986 – 1:08 a.m. — New Pink Moon. The April New Moon was the first new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Aries.
  • May 8, 1986 – 6:10 p.m. — New Flower Moon. The May New Moon was the second new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Taurus.
  • June 7, 1986 – 10:01 a.m. — New Strawberry Moon. The June New Moon was the last new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Gemini.
  • July 7, 1986 – 12:55 a.m. — New Buck Moon. The July New Moon was the first new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Cancer.
  • August 5, 1986 – 2:36 p.m. — New Sturgeon Moon. The August New Moon was the second new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Leo.
  • September 4, 1986 – 3:10 a.m. — New Harvest Moon. The September New Moon was the last new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Virgo.
  • October 3, 1986 – 2:55 p.m. — New Hunter’s Moon. The October New Moon was the first new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Libra.
  • November 2, 1986 – 1:02 a.m. — New Beaver Moon. The November New Moon was the second new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Scorpio.
  • December 1, 1986 – 11:43 a.m. — New Cold Moon. The December New Moon was the last new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Sagittarius.
  • December 30, 1986 – 10:10 p.m. — New Wolf Moon. The December New Moon was the first new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Capricorn.

Moon Phases in 1986

The lunar calendar for each full moon in 1986 included:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1986January 10, 7:22 AMJanuary 17, 5:13 PMJanuary 25, 7:31 PMFebruary 1, 11:41 PM
Snow Moon 1986February 8, 7:55 PMFebruary 16, 2:55 PMFebruary 24, 10:02 AMMarch 3, 7:17 AM
Worm Moon 1986March 10, 9:52 AMMarch 18, 11:39 AMMarch 25, 10:02 PMApril 1, 2:30 PM
Pink Moon 1986April 9, 1:08 AMApril 17, 5:35 AMApril 24, 7:46 AMApril 30, 11:22 PM
Flower Moon 1986May 8, 6:10 PMMay 16, 9:00 PMMay 23, 4:45 PMMay 30, 8:55 AM
Strawberry Moon 1986June 7, 10:01 AMJune 15, 8:00 AMJune 21, 11:42 PMJune 28, 8:53 PM
Buck Moon 1986July 7, 12:55 AMJuly 14, 4:10 PMJuly 21, 6:40 AMJuly 28, 11:34 AM
Sturgeon Moon 1986August 5, 2:36 PMAugust 12, 10:22 PMAugust 19, 2:54 PMAugust 27, 4:39 AM
Harvest Moon 1986September 4, 3:10 AMSeptember 11, 3:41 AMSeptember 18, 1:34 AMSeptember 25, 11:17 PM
Hunter’s Moon 1986October 3, 2:55 PMOctober 10, 9:28 AMOctober 17, 3:22 PMOctober 25, 6:26 PM
Beaver Moon 1986November 2, 1:02 AMNovember 8, 4:11 PMNovember 16, 7:12 AMNovember 24, 11:51 AM
Cold Moon 1986December 1, 11:43 AMDecember 8, 3:02 AMDecember 16, 2:05 AMDecember 24, 4:17 AM

Moon Phases By Month

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

MonthMoon PhaseDateTimeSeason
JanuaryLast QuarterFriday, January 32:47 PMWinter
JanuaryNew MoonFriday, January 107:22 AMWinter
JanuaryFirst QuarterFriday, January 175:13 PMWinter
JanuaryFull MoonSaturday, January 257:31 PMWinter
FebruaryLast QuarterSaturday, February 111:41 PMWinter
FebruaryNew MoonSaturday, February 87:55 PMWinter
FebruaryFirst QuarterSunday, February 162:55 PMWinter
FebruaryFull MoonMonday, February 2410:02 AMWinter
MarchLast QuarterMonday, March 37:17 AMWinter
MarchNew MoonMonday, March 109:52 AMWinter
MarchFirst QuarterTuesday, March 1811:39 AMWinter
MarchFull MoonTuesday, March 2510:02 PMSpring
AprilLast QuarterTuesday, April 12:30 PMSpring
AprilNew MoonWednesday, April 91:08 AMSpring
AprilFirst QuarterThursday, April 175:35 AMSpring
AprilFull MoonThursday, April 247:46 AMSpring
AprilLast QuarterWednesday, April 3011:22 PMSpring
MayNew MoonThursday, May 86:10 PMSpring
MayFirst QuarterFriday, May 169:00 PMSpring
MayFull MoonFriday, May 234:45 PMSpring
MayLast QuarterFriday, May 308:55 AMSpring
JuneNew MoonSaturday, June 710:01 AMSpring
JuneFirst QuarterSunday, June 158:00 AMSpring
JuneFull MoonSaturday, June 2111:42 PMSummer
JuneLast QuarterSaturday, June 288:53 PMSummer
JulyNew MoonMonday, July 712:55 AMSummer
JulyFirst QuarterMonday, July 144:10 PMSummer
JulyFull MoonMonday, July 216:40 AMSummer
JulyLast QuarterMonday, July 2811:34 AMSummer
AugustNew MoonTuesday, August 52:36 PMSummer
AugustFirst QuarterTuesday, August 1210:22 PMSummer
AugustFull MoonTuesday, August 192:54 PMSummer
AugustLast QuarterWednesday, August 274:39 AMSummer
SeptemberNew MoonThursday, September 43:10 AMSummer
SeptemberFirst QuarterThursday, September 113:41 AMSummer
SeptemberFull MoonThursday, September 181:34 AMSummer
SeptemberLast QuarterThursday, September 2511:17 PMAutumn
OctoberNew MoonFriday, October 32:55 PMAutumn
OctoberFirst QuarterFriday, October 109:28 AMAutumn
OctoberFull MoonFriday, October 173:22 PMAutumn
OctoberLast QuarterSaturday, October 256:26 PMAutumn
NovemberNew MoonSunday, November 21:02 AMAutumn
NovemberFirst QuarterSaturday, November 84:11 PMAutumn
NovemberFull MoonSunday, November 167:12 AMAutumn
NovemberLast QuarterMonday, November 2411:51 AMAutumn
DecemberNew MoonMonday, December 111:43 AMAutumn
DecemberFirst QuarterMonday, December 83:02 AMAutumn
DecemberFull MoonTuesday, December 162:05 AMAutumn
DecemberLast QuarterWednesday, December 244:17 AMWinter
DecemberNew MoonTuesday, December 3010:10 PMWinter

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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.