1947 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1947

The 1947 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1947, solar eclipses and a seasonal black moon 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 1947 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1947 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 1947 New Moons?

In 1947 there were 12 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1947 were:

  1. January 22, 1947 3:34 AM: New Snow Moon
  2. February 20, 1947 9:00 PM: New Worm Moon
  3. March 22, 1947 11:34 AM: New Pink Moon
  4. April 20, 1947 11:19 PM: New Flower Moon
  5. May 20, 1947 9:44 AM: New Strawberry Moon
  6. June 18, 1947 5:26 PM: New Buck Moon
  7. July 18, 1947 12:15 AM: New Sturgeon Moon
  8. August 16, 1947 7:12 AM: New Blue Moon
  9. September 14, 1947 3:28 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 14, 1947 1:10 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 12, 1947 3:01 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. December 12, 1947 7:53 AM: New Cold Moon

New Moon Calendar 1947

In 1947 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1947 was on Wednesday, January 22, 1947.

January 22, 1947 – New Snow Moon

The January 1947 New Moon was on Wednesday, January 22, 1947 at 3:34 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

February 20, 1947 – New Worm Moon

The February 1947 New Moon was on Thursday, February 20, 1947 at 9:00 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

March 22, 1947 – New Pink Moon

The March 1947 New Moon was on Saturday, March 22, 1947 at 11:34 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

April 20, 1947 – New Flower Moon

The April 1947 New Moon was on Sunday, April 20, 1947 at 11:19 PM EST. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 20, 1947 – New Strawberry Moon

The May 1947 New Moon was on Tuesday, May 20, 1947 at 9:44 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May New Moon was the new moon in Taurus. As the third new moon in a season with four, the May New Moon was called a seasonal black moon.

June 18, 1947 – New Buck Moon

The June 1947 New Moon was on Wednesday, June 18, 1947 at 5:26 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 18, 1947 – New Sturgeon Moon

The July 1947 New Moon was on Friday, July 18, 1947 at 12:15 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 16, 1947 – New Blue Moon

The August 1947 New Moon was on Saturday, August 16, 1947 at 7:12 AM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 14, 1947 – New Harvest Moon

The September 1947 New Moon was on Sunday, September 14, 1947 at 3:28 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 14, 1947 – New Hunter’s Moon

The October 1947 New Moon was on Tuesday, October 14, 1947 at 1:10 AM EST. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 12, 1947 – New Beaver Moon

The November 1947 New Moon was on Wednesday, November 12, 1947 at 3:01 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 12, 1947 – New Cold Moon

The December 1947 New Moon was on Friday, December 12, 1947 at 7:53 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1947 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1947 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1947 at 6:13 AM EST
  • Summer Solstice: June 22, 1947 at 2:20 AM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1947 at 5:29 PM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1947 at 11:43 AM EST

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1947 were

New Moon 1947U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseNew Moon NameSignSeason
January 22, 19473:34 AM ESTJanuary New MoonNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
February 20, 19479:00 PM ESTFebruary New MoonNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March 22, 194711:34 AM ESTMarch New MoonNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April 20, 194711:19 PM ESTApril New MoonNew Flower MoonAriesSpring
May 20, 19479:44 AM EDTMay New MoonNew Strawberry MoonTaurusSpring
June 18, 19475:26 PM EDTJune New MoonNew Buck MoonGeminiSpring
July 18, 194712:15 AM EDTJuly New MoonNew Sturgeon MoonCancerSummer
August 16, 19477:12 AM EDTAugust New MoonNew Blue MoonLeoSummer
September 14, 19473:28 PM EDTSeptember New MoonNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October 14, 19471:10 AM ESTOctober New MoonNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November 12, 19473:01 PM ESTNovember New MoonNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December 12, 19477:53 AM ESTDecember New MoonNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn

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 1947 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.