1950 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1950

The 1950 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1950 and solar eclipses 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 1950 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1950 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.

What were the dates of the New Moons in 1950?

In 1950 there were 12 new moons. The dates and times of the new moons in 1950 were:

  1. January 18, 1950 at 3:00 AM, New Snow Moon
  2. February 16, 1950 at 5:53 PM, New Worm Moon
  3. March 18, 1950 at 10:20 AM, New Pink Moon
  4. April 17, 1950 at 3:25 AM, New Flower Moon
  5. May 16, 1950 at 8:54 PM, New Blue Moon
  6. June 15, 1950 at 11:53 AM, New Strawberry Moon
  7. July 15, 1950 at 1:05 AM, New Buck Moon
  8. August 13, 1950 at 12:48 PM, New Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 11, 1950 at 11:29 PM, New Harvest Moon
  10. October 11, 1950 at 8:33 AM, New Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 9, 1950 at 6:25 PM, New Beaver Moon
  12. December 9, 1950 at 4:29 AM, New Cold Moon

New Moon Calendar 1950

In 1950 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1950 was on Wednesday, January 18, 1950.

January 18, 1950 – New Snow Moon

The January 1950 New Moon was on Wednesday, January 18, 1950 at 3:00 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 16, 1950 – New Worm Moon

The February 1950 New Moon was on Thursday, February 16, 1950 at 5:53 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

March 18, 1950 – New Pink Moon

The March 1950 New Moon was on Saturday, March 18, 1950 at 10:20 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March New Moon was the new moon in Pisces. The solar eclipse in March was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

April 17, 1950 – New Flower Moon

The April 1950 New Moon was on Monday, April 17, 1950 at 3:25 AM EST. The New Flower Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 16, 1950 – New Blue Moon

The May 1950 New Moon was on Tuesday, May 16, 1950 at 8:54 PM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 15, 1950 – New Strawberry Moon

The June 1950 New Moon was on Thursday, June 15, 1950 at 11:53 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 15, 1950 – New Buck Moon

The July 1950 New Moon was on Saturday, July 15, 1950 at 1:05 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 13, 1950 – New Sturgeon Moon

The August 1950 New Moon was on Sunday, August 13, 1950 at 12:48 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 11, 1950 – New Harvest Moon

The September 1950 New Moon was on Monday, September 11, 1950 at 11:29 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September New Moon was the new moon in Virgo. The solar eclipse in September was a Total Solar Eclipse.

October 11, 1950 – New Hunter’s Moon

The October 1950 New Moon was on Wednesday, October 11, 1950 at 8:33 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 9, 1950 – New Beaver Moon

The November 1950 New Moon was on Thursday, November 9, 1950 at 6:25 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 9, 1950 – New Cold Moon

The December 1950 New Moon was on Saturday, December 9, 1950 at 4:29 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

What are the names of 1950 new moons?

The names of the 1950 new moons were:

  • January: New Snow Moon
  • February: New Worm Moon
  • March: New Pink Moon
  • April: New Flower Moon
  • May: New Blue Moon
  • June: New Strawberry Moon
  • July: New Buck Moon
  • August: New Sturgeon Moon
  • September: New Harvest Moon
  • October: New Hunter’s Moon
  • November: New Beaver Moon
  • December: New Cold Moon

For all of 1950, the new moon for the full moon cycle occurred in the month prior for the first half of the year, leaving a mismatch in the names.

The May new moon was called a New Blue Moon because May had a blue moon that year.

The September new moon is called the New Harvest Moon because the October Full Moon was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the September Full Moon.

Was there a black moon in 1950?

No, there was not a black moon in 1950 because each month had one new moon, at least one full moon, and each season had three new moons.

There isn’t an official definition of a black moon and there are four potential versions. As a result, it’s not rare to have a black moon in a year. It’s possible to have multiple back moons in a year but not all four. The four types of black moons are:

  • A month with two new moons
  • A month without a full moon, only a new moon
  • A month without a new moon, only a full moon
  • A season with four new moons, making the third a seasonal black moon

Because February has either 28 or 29 days, it’s the only calendar month that may not have both a new moon and a full moon in a given year.

1950 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1950 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

Equinox / SolsticeMonth1950 DateU.S. Eastern Time
Vernal Equinox (Spring)MarchMarch 20, 195011:35 PM EST
Summer SolsticeJuneJune 21, 1950 7:36 PM EDT
Autumn EquinoxSeptemberSeptember 23, 195010:44 AM EDT
Winter SolsticeDecemberDecember 22, 1950 5:13 AM EST

The first new moon after Spring Equinox 1950 was on Monday, April 17 at 3:25 AM. The spring season had three new moons.

The first new moon after the Summer Solstice 1950 was on Saturday, July 15 at 1:05 AM. The summer season had three new moons.

The first new moon after the Autumn Equinox 1950 was on Wednesday, October 11 at 8:33 AM. The autumn season had three new moons.

The first new moon after the Winter Solstice 1950 was on Sunday, January 7 at 3:10 PM. It was the January 1951 new moon. The winter season had 3 new moons.

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 1950 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.