1972 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1972

The 1972 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1972 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 1972 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1972 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 1972 New Moons?

In 1972 there were 12 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1972 were:

  1. January 16, 1972, 5:52 AM: New Wolf Moon
  2. February 14, 1972, 7:29 PM: New Snow Moon
  3. March 15, 1972, 6:35 AM: New Worm Moon
  4. April 13, 1972, 3:31 PM: New Pink Moon
  5. May 13, 1972, 12:08 AM: New Flower Moon
  6. June 11, 1972, 7:30 AM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. July 10, 1972, 3:39 PM: New Buck Moon
  8. August 9, 1972, 1:26 AM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 7, 1972, 1:28 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 7, 1972, 4:08 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 5, 1972, 8:21 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. December 5, 1972, 3:24 PM: New Cold Moon

New Moon Calendar 1972

In 1972 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1972 was on Sunday, January 16, 1972.

New Wolf Moon – January 16, 1972

The new moon in January 1972 was on Sunday, January 16, 1972 at 5:52 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 16 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

New Snow Moon – February 14, 1972

The new moon in February 1972 was on Monday, February 14, 1972 at 7:29 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 14 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – March 15, 1972

The new moon in March 1972 was on Wednesday, March 15, 1972 at 6:35 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 15 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – April 13, 1972

The new moon in April 1972 was on Thursday, April 13, 1972 at 3:31 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 13 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – May 13, 1972

The new moon in May 1972 was on Saturday, May 13, 1972 at 12:08 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 13 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – June 11, 1972

The new moon in June 1972 was on Sunday, June 11, 1972 at 7:30 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 11 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – July 10, 1972

The new moon in July 1972 was on Monday, July 10, 1972 at 3:39 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 10 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – August 9, 1972

The new moon in August 1972 was on Wednesday, August 9, 1972 at 1:26 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 9 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – September 7, 1972

The new moon in September 1972 was on Thursday, September 7, 1972 at 1:28 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 7 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Hunter’s Moon – October 7, 1972

The new moon in October 1972 was on Saturday, October 7, 1972 at 4:08 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 7 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – November 5, 1972

The new moon in November 1972 was on Sunday, November 5, 1972 at 8:21 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 5 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Cold Moon – December 5, 1972

The new moon in December 1972 was on Tuesday, December 5, 1972 at 3:24 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 5 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1972 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1972 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1972 at 7:21 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1972 at 3:05 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1972 at 6:32 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1972 at 1:13 PM

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 1972 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.