1968 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1968

The 1968 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1968 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 1968 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1968 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 1968 New Moons?

In 1968 there were 12 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1968 were:

  1. January 29, 1968 11:29 AM: New Snow Moon
  2. February 28, 1968 1:56 AM: New Worm Moon
  3. March 28, 1968 5:48 PM: New Pink Moon
  4. April 27, 1968 10:21 AM: New Flower Moon
  5. May 27, 1968 3:30 AM: New Strawberry Moon
  6. June 25, 1968 6:24 PM: New Buck Moon
  7. July 25, 1968 7:49 AM: New Sturgeon Moon
  8. August 23, 1968 7:57 PM: New Corn Moon
  9. September 22, 1968 7:08 AM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 21, 1968 5:44 PM: New Beaver Moon
  11. November 20, 1968 3:02 AM: New Cold Moon
  12. December 19, 1968 1:19 PM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1968

In 1968 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1968 was on Monday, January 29, 1968.

January 29, 1968: New Snow Moon

The new moon in January 1968 was on Monday, January 29, 1968 at 11:29 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 29 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

February 28, 1968: New Worm Moon

The new moon in February 1968 was on Wednesday, February 28, 1968 at 1:56 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 28 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

March 28, 1968: New Pink Moon

The new moon in March 1968 was on Thursday, March 28, 1968 at 5:48 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 28 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

April 27, 1968: New Flower Moon

The new moon in April 1968 was on Saturday, April 27, 1968 at 10:21 AM EST. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 27 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

May 27, 1968: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in May 1968 was on Monday, May 27, 1968 at 3:30 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 27 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

June 25, 1968: New Buck Moon

The new moon in June 1968 was on Tuesday, June 25, 1968 at 6:24 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 25 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

July 25, 1968: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in July 1968 was on Thursday, July 25, 1968 at 7:49 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 25 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

August 23, 1968: New Corn Moon

The new moon in August 1968 was on Friday, August 23, 1968 at 7:57 PM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the third new moon of Summer. The August 23 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

September 22, 1968: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1968 was on Sunday, September 22, 1968 at 7:08 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 22 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 21, 1968: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in October 1968 was on Monday, October 21, 1968 at 5:44 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 21 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 20, 1968: New Cold Moon

The new moon in November 1968 was on Wednesday, November 20, 1968 at 3:02 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 20 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 19, 1968: New Wolf Moon

The new moon in December 1968 was on Thursday, December 19, 1968 at 1:19 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 19 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1968 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1968 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1968 at 8:21 AM EST
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1968 at 4:12 AM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1968 at 7:26 PM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1968 at 1:59 PM EST

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1968 were

New Moon 1968U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseNew Moon NameSeason
January 29, 196811:29 AM ESTJanuary New MoonNew Snow MoonWinter
February 28, 19681:56 AM ESTFebruary New MoonNew Worm MoonWinter
March 28, 19685:48 PM ESTMarch New MoonNew Pink MoonSpring
April 27, 196810:21 AM ESTApril New MoonNew Flower MoonSpring
May 27, 19683:30 AM EDTMay New MoonNew Strawberry MoonSpring
June 25, 19686:24 PM EDTJune New MoonNew Buck MoonSummer
July 25, 19687:49 AM EDTJuly New MoonNew Sturgeon MoonSummer
August 23, 19687:57 PM EDTAugust New MoonNew Corn MoonSummer
September 22, 19687:08 AM EDTSeptember New MoonNew Harvest MoonSummer
October 21, 19685:44 PM EDTOctober New MoonNew Beaver MoonAutumn
November 20, 19683:02 AM ESTNovember New MoonNew Cold MoonAutumn
December 19, 19681:19 PM ESTDecember New MoonNew Wolf 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 1968 new moons