1948 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1948

The 1948 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1948 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 1948 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1948 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 1948 New Moons?

The dates of the new moons in 1948 were: January 11, February 9, March 10, April 9, May 8, June 7, July 6, August 5, September 3, October 2, November 1, November 30, and December 30.

New Moon Calendar 1948

There were 13 new moons during the year with a black moon in November.

January 11, 1948, 2:45 AM – New Wolf Moon

The new moon in January 1948 was on Sunday, January 11, 1948 at 2:45 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 11 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 9, 1948, 10:02 PM – New Snow Moon

The new moon in February 1948 was on Monday, February 9, 1948 at 10:02 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 9 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

March 10, 1948, 4:15 PM – New Worm Moon

The new moon in March 1948 was on Wednesday, March 10, 1948 at 4:15 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 10 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

April 9, 1948, 8:17 AM – New Pink Moon

The new moon in April 1948 was on Friday, April 9, 1948 at 8:17 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 9 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 8, 1948, 10:30 PM – New Flower Moon

The new moon in May 1948 was on Saturday, May 8, 1948 at 10:30 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 8 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 7, 1948, 8:55 AM – New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in June 1948 was on Monday, June 7, 1948 at 8:55 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 7 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 6, 1948, 5:09 PM – New Buck Moon

The new moon in July 1948 was on Tuesday, July 6, 1948 at 5:09 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 6 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 5, 1948, 12:13 AM – New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in August 1948 was on Thursday, August 5, 1948 at 12:13 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 5 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 3, 1948, 7:21 AM – New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1948 was on Friday, September 3, 1948 at 7:21 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 3 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 2, 1948, 2:42 PM – New Hunter’s Moon

The new moon in October 1948 was on Saturday, October 2, 1948 at 2:42 PM EST. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 2 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 1, 1948, 1:03 AM – New Beaver Moon

The first new moon in November 1948 was on Monday, November 1, 1948 at 1:03 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 1 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

November 30, 1948, 1:44 PM – New Cold Moon

The second new moon in November 1948 was on Tuesday, November 30, 1948 at 1:44 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 30 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

December 30, 1948, 4:45 AM – New Wolf Moon

The new moon in December 1948 was on Thursday, December 30, 1948 at 4:45 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 30 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

1948 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1948 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1948 at 11:57 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1948 at 8:10 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1948 at 11:21 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1948 at 5:33 PM

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 1948 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.