1963 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1963

The New Moons Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1963, 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 1963 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1963 shows the exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

The dates and times of the 1963 New Moons were:

  1. January 25, 8:42 AM – New Snow Moon
  2. February 23, 9:06 PM – New Worm Moon
  3. March 25, 7:10 AM – New Pink Moon
  4. April 23, 3:29 PM – New Flower Moon
  5. May 23, 12:00 AM – New Strawberry Moon
  6. June 21, 7:46 AM – New Buck Moon
  7. July 20, 4:43 PM – New Sturgeon Moon
  8. August 19, 3:34 AM – New Corn Moon
  9. September 17, 4:51 PM – New Harvest Moon
  10. October 17, 8:43 AM – New Beaver Moon
  11. November 16, 1:50 AM – New Blue Moon
  12. December 15, 9:06 PM – New Cold Moon

Dates of New Moon Phases in 1963

The first new new moon was on Friday, January 25 and the last on Sunday, December 15. There was a seasonal black moon in May as Spring had an extra new moon.

January 25 (New Snow Moon)

The January 1963 New Moon was on Friday, January 25 at 8:42 AM. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January New Moon was the New Moon in Aquarius. The solar eclipse in January was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

February 23 (New Worm Moon)

The February 1963 New Moon was on Saturday, February 23 at 9:06 PM. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the New Moon in Pisces.

March 25 (New Pink Moon)

The March 1963 New Moon was on Monday, March 25 at 7:10 AM. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March New Moon was the New Moon in Aries.

April 23 (New Flower Moon)

The April 1963 New Moon was on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:29 PM. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April New Moon was the New Moon in Taurus.

May 23 (New Strawberry Moon)

The May 1963 New Moon was on Thursday, May 23 at 12:00 AM. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May New Moon was the New Moon in Gemini. As the third full moon in a season with four, the May Full Moon was called a seasonal blue moon.

June 21 (New Buck Moon)

The June 1963 New Moon was on Friday, June 21 at 7:46 AM. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June New Moon was the New Moon in Gemini.

July 20 (New Sturgeon Moon)

The July 1963 New Moon was on Saturday, July 20 at 4:43 PM. The New Sturgeon Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July New Moon was the New Moon in Cancer. The solar eclipse in July was a Total Solar Eclipse.

August 19 (New Corn Moon)

The August 1963 New Moon was on Monday, August 19 at 3:34 AM. The New Corn Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August New Moon was the New Moon in Leo.

September 17 (New Harvest Moon)

The September 1963 New Moon was on Tuesday, September 17 at 4:51 PM. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September New Moon was the New Moon in Virgo.

October 17 (New Beaver Moon)

The October 1963 New Moon was on Thursday, October 17 at 8:43 AM. The New Beaver Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October New Moon was the New Moon in Libra.

November 16 (New Blue Moon)

The November 1963 New Moon was on Saturday, November 16 at 1:50 AM. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November New Moon was the New Moon in Scorpio.

December 15 (New Cold Moon)

The December 1963 New Moon was on Sunday, December 15 at 9:06 PM. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December New Moon was the New Moon in Sagittarius.

1963 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1963 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1963 at 3:20 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1963 at 11:04 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1963 at 2:23 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1963 at 9:02 AM

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 1963 new moons