1946 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1946

The 1946 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1946 that occurred during the year.

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 1946 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1946 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 1946 New Moons?

In 1946 there were 13 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1946 were:

  1. January 3, 1946 7:30 AM: New Wolf Moon
  2. February 1, 1946 11:43 PM: New Snow Moon
  3. March 3, 1946 1:01 PM: New Worm Moon
  4. April 1, 1946 11:37 PM: New Pink Moon
  5. May 1, 1946 9:16 AM: New Flower Moon
  6. May 30, 1946 4:49 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. June 29, 1946 12:06 AM: New Buck Moon
  8. July 28, 1946 7:54 AM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. August 26, 1946 5:07 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. September 25, 1946 4:45 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. October 24, 1946 6:32 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. November 23, 1946 12:24 PM: New Cold Moon
  13. December 23, 1946 8:06 AM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1946

In 1946 there were 13 new moons with the first on Thursday, January 3.

January 3, 1946: New Wolf Moon

The new moon in January 1946 was on Thursday, January 3, 1946 at 7:30 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 3 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 1, 1946: New Snow Moon

The new moon in February 1946 was on Friday, February 1, 1946 at 11:43 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 1 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

March 3, 1946: New Worm Moon

The new moon in March 1946 was on Sunday, March 3, 1946 at 1:01 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 3 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

April 1, 1946: New Pink Moon

The new moon in April 1946 was on Monday, April 1, 1946 at 11:37 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 1 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 1, 1946: New Flower Moon

The new moon in May 1946 was on Wednesday, May 1, 1946 at 9:16 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 1 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

May 30, 1946: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in May 1946 was on Thursday, May 30, 1946 at 4:49 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 30 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

June 29, 1946: New Buck Moon

The new moon in June 1946 was on Saturday, June 29, 1946 at 12:06 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 29 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

July 28, 1946: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in July 1946 was on Sunday, July 28, 1946 at 7:54 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 28 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

August 26, 1946: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in August 1946 was on Monday, August 26, 1946 at 5:07 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The August 26 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

September 25, 1946: New Hunter’s Moon

The new moon in September 1946 was on Wednesday, September 25, 1946 at 4:45 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 25 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

October 24, 1946: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in October 1946 was on Thursday, October 24, 1946 at 6:32 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 24 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

November 23, 1946: New Cold Moon

The new moon in November 1946 was on Saturday, November 23, 1946 at 12:24 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 23 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

December 23, 1946: New Wolf Moon

The new moon in December 1946 was on Monday, December 23, 1946 at 8:06 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 23 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

1946 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1946 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1946 at 12:32 AM EST
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1946 at 8:44 PM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1946 at 11:40 AM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1946 at 5:53 AM 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 1946 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.