1966 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1966

The 1966 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1966 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 1966 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1966 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 1966 New Moons?

In 1966 there were 12 new moons: January 21, February 20, March 21, April 20, May 20, June 18, July 18, August 16, September 14, October 13, November 12, and December 11.

January 21, 1966: New Snow Moon

The new moon in January 1966 was on Friday, January 21, 1966 at 10:46 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 21 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 20, 1966: New Worm Moon

The new moon in February 1966 was on Sunday, February 20, 1966 at 5:49 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 20 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

March 21, 1966: New Pink Moon

The new moon in March 1966 was on Monday, March 21, 1966 at 11:46 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 21 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

April 20, 1966: New Flower Moon

The new moon in April 1966 was on Wednesday, April 20, 1966 at 3:35 PM EST. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 20 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 20, 1966: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in May 1966 was on Friday, May 20, 1966 at 5:42 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May 20 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 18, 1966: New Buck Moon

The new moon in June 1966 was on Saturday, June 18, 1966 at 4:09 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 18 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 18, 1966: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in July 1966 was on Monday, July 18, 1966 at 12:30 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 18 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 16, 1966: New Blue Moon

The new moon in August 1966 was on Tuesday, August 16, 1966 at 7:47 AM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 16 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 14, 1966: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1966 was on Wednesday, September 14, 1966 at 3:13 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 14 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 13, 1966: New Hunter’s Moon

The new moon in October 1966 was on Thursday, October 13, 1966 at 11:52 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 13 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 12, 1966: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in November 1966 was on Saturday, November 12, 1966 at 9:26 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 12 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 11, 1966: New Cold Moon

The new moon in December 1966 was on Sunday, December 11, 1966 at 10:13 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 11 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1966 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1966 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1966 at 8:52 PM EST
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1966 at 4:33 PM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1966 at 7:43 AM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1966 at 2:27 AM EST

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1966 were

New Moon 1966U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseNew Moon NameSeason
January 21, 196610:46 AM ESTJanuary New MoonNew Snow MoonWinter
February 20, 19665:49 AM ESTFebruary New MoonNew Worm MoonWinter
March 21, 196611:46 PM ESTMarch New MoonNew Pink MoonSpring
April 20, 19663:35 PM ESTApril New MoonNew Flower MoonSpring
May 20, 19665:42 AM EDTMay New MoonNew Strawberry MoonSpring
June 18, 19664:09 PM EDTJune New MoonNew Buck MoonSpring
July 18, 196612:30 AM EDTJuly New MoonNew Sturgeon MoonSummer
August 16, 19667:47 AM EDTAugust New MoonNew Blue MoonSummer
September 14, 19663:13 PM EDTSeptember New MoonNew Harvest MoonSummer
October 13, 196611:52 PM EDTOctober New MoonNew Hunter’s MoonAutumn
November 12, 19669:26 AM ESTNovember New MoonNew Beaver MoonAutumn
December 11, 196610:13 PM ESTDecember New MoonNew Cold MoonAutumn

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 1966 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.