1940 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1940

The 1940 New Moon Calendar had 13 new moons with the first on Tuesday, January 9.

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.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1940 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1940 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 1940 New Moons?

In 1940 there were 13 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1940 were:

  1. January 9, 1940 8:53 AM: New Wolf Moon
  2. February 8, 1940 2:45 AM: New Snow Moon
  3. March 8, 1940 9:23 PM: New Worm Moon
  4. April 7, 1940 3:18 PM: New Pink Moon
  5. May 7, 1940 8:07 AM: NewFlower Moon
  6. June 5, 1940 9:05 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. July 5, 1940 7:28 AM: New Buck Moon
  8. August 3, 1940 4:09 PM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 2, 1940 12:15 AM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 1, 1940 7:41 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. October 30, 1940 5:03 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. November 29, 1940 3:42 AM: New Cold Moon
  13. December 28, 1940 3:56 PM: New Wolf Moon

New Moons 1940 by Month

In 1940 New Moon there were 13 new moons with a black moon in October

January 1940 New Moon

The new moon in January 1940 was on Tuesday, January 9, 1940 at 8:53 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 9 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 1940 New Moon

The new moon in February 1940 was on Thursday, February 8, 1940 at 2:45 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 8 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

March 1940 New Moon

The new moon in March 1940 was on Friday, March 8, 1940 at 9:23 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 8 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

April 1940 New Moon

The new moon in April 1940 was on Sunday, April 7, 1940 at 3:18 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 7 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 1940 New Moon

The new moon in May 1940 was on Tuesday, May 7, 1940 at 8:07 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 7 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 1940 New Moon

The new moon in June 1940 was on Wednesday, June 5, 1940 at 9:05 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 5 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 1940 New Moon

The new moon in July 1940 was on Friday, July 5, 1940 at 7:28 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 5 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 1940 New Moon

The new moon in August 1940 was on Saturday, August 3, 1940 at 4:09 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 3 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 1940 New Moon

The new moon in September 1940 was on Monday, September 2, 1940 at 12:15 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 2 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 1940 New Moon

The first new moon in October 1940 was on Tuesday, October 1, 1940 at 7:41 AM EST. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 1 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

October 1940 Black Moon

The second new moon in October 1940 was on Wednesday, October 30, 1940 at 5:03 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 30 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

November 1940 New Moon

The new moon in November 1940 was on Friday, November 29, 1940 at 3:42 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 29 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

December 1940 New Moon

The new moon in December 1940 was on Saturday, December 28, 1940 at 3:56 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 28 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

1940 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1940 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1940 at 1:25 PM EST
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1940 at 9:37 AM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1940 at 12:46 AM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1940 at 6:56 PM EST

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The minor phases are the waxing crescent, the waxing gibbous, the waning gibbous, and the waning crescent.

The lunar month lasts an average of 29.53 days and begins with the new moon. The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon.

A full moon occurs in the middle of the lunar month when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1940 new moons


Sources

The dates and exact time provided by NASA for the United States (USA) Eastern Time Zone, including major cities such as New York, unless otherwise stated, and adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. Since your local timezone may be different, the exact dates may shift for your calendar. The supermoon calculations are based on those by AstroPixels.