1956 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1956

The 1956 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1956 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 1956 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1956 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 1956 New Moons?

In 1956 there were 13 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1956 were:

  1. January 12, 1956 10:01 PM: New Wolf Moon
  2. February 11, 1956 4:38 PM: New Snow Moon
  3. March 12, 1956 8:37 AM: New Worm Moon
  4. April 10, 1956 9:39 PM: New Pink Moon
  5. May 10, 1956 9:04 AM: New Flower Moon
  6. June 8, 1956 5:29 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. July 8, 1956 12:37 AM: New Buck Moon
  8. August 6, 1956 7:25 AM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 4, 1956 2:57 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 4, 1956 12:25 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 2, 1956 11:44 AM: New Beaver Moon
  12. December 2, 1956 3:12 AM: New Cold Moon
  13. December 31, 1956 9:13 PM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1956

In 1956 there were 13 new moons. The first new moon of 1956 was on Thursday, January 12, 1956.

January 12, 1956 – New Wolf Moon

The January 1956 New Moon was on Thursday, January 12, 1956 at 10:01 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 11, 1956 – New Snow Moon

The February 1956 New Moon was on Saturday, February 11, 1956 at 4:38 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

March 12, 1956 – New Worm Moon

The March 1956 New Moon was on Monday, March 12, 1956 at 8:37 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

April 10, 1956 – New Pink Moon

The April 1956 New Moon was on Tuesday, April 10, 1956 at 9:39 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 10, 1956 – New Flower Moon

The May 1956 New Moon was on Thursday, May 10, 1956 at 9:04 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 8, 1956 – New Strawberry Moon

The June 1956 New Moon was on Friday, June 8, 1956 at 5:29 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June New Moon was the new moon in Gemini. The June 1956 Solar Eclipse on June 8 was a Total Solar Eclipse.

July 8, 1956 – New Buck Moon

The July 1956 New Moon was on Sunday, July 8, 1956 at 12:37 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 6, 1956 – New Sturgeon Moon

The August 1956 New Moon was on Monday, August 6, 1956 at 7:25 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 4, 1956 – New Harvest Moon

The September 1956 New Moon was on Tuesday, September 4, 1956 at 2:57 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 4, 1956 – New Hunter’s Moon

The October 1956 New Moon was on Thursday, October 4, 1956 at 12:25 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 2, 1956 – New Beaver Moon

The November 1956 New Moon was on Friday, November 2, 1956 at 11:44 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 2, 1956 – New Cold Moon

The December 1956 New Moon was on Sunday, December 2, 1956 at 3:12 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 2 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius. The December 1956 Solar Eclipse on December 2 was a Partial Solar Eclipse.

December 31, 1956 – New Wolf Moon

The December 1956 Black Moon was on Monday, December 31, 1956 at 9:13 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December Black Moon was the new moon in Capricorn. The New Year’s Eve New Moon was the last new moon of the 1956

1956 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1956 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1956 at 10:21 AM EST
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1956 at 6:24 AM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1956 at 9:35 PM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1956 at 4:00 PM EST

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1956 were

New Moon 1956U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseNew Moon NameSeason
January 12, 195610:01 PM ESTJanuary New MoonNew Wolf MoonWinter
February 11, 19564:38 PM ESTFebruary New MoonNew Snow MoonWinter
March 12, 19568:37 AM ESTMarch New MoonNew Worm MoonWinter
April 10, 19569:39 PM ESTApril New MoonNew Pink MoonSpring
May 10, 19569:04 AM EDTMay New MoonNew Flower MoonSpring
June 8, 19565:29 PM EDTJune New MoonNew Strawberry MoonSpring
July 8, 195612:37 AM EDTJuly New MoonNew Buck MoonSummer
August 6, 19567:25 AM EDTAugust New MoonNew Sturgeon MoonSummer
September 4, 19562:57 PM EDTSeptember New MoonNew Harvest MoonSummer
October 4, 195612:25 AM EDTOctober New MoonNew Hunter’s MoonAutumn
November 2, 195611:44 AM ESTNovember New MoonNew Beaver MoonAutumn
December 2, 19563:12 AM ESTDecember New MoonNew Cold MoonAutumn
December 31, 19569:13 PM ESTDecember New MoonNew Wolf MoonWinter

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 1956 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.