1973 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1973

The 1973 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1973 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 1973 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1973 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 1973 New Moons?

In 1973 there were 13 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1973 were:

  1. January 4, 1973, 10:42 AM: New Wolf Moon
  2. February 3, 1973, 4:23 AM: New Snow Moon
  3. March 4, 1973, 7:07 PM: New Worm Moon
  4. April 3, 1973, 6:45 AM: New Pink Moon
  5. May 2, 1973, 4:55 PM: New Flower Moon
  6. June 1, 1973, 12:34 AM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. June 30, 1973, 7:39 AM: New Buck Moon
  8. July 29, 1973, 2:59 PM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. August 27, 1973, 11:25 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. September 26, 1973, 9:54 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. October 25, 1973, 11:16 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. November 24, 1973, 2:55 PM: New Cold Moon
  13. December 24, 1973, 10:07 AM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1973

In 1973 there were 13 new moons. The first new moon of 1973 was on Thursday, January 4, 1973.

New Wolf Moon – January 4, 1973

The new moon in January 1973 was on Thursday, January 4, 1973 at 10:42 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 4 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

New Snow Moon – February 3, 1973

The new moon in February 1973 was on Saturday, February 3, 1973 at 4:23 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 3 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – March 4, 1973

The new moon in March 1973 was on Sunday, March 4, 1973 at 7:07 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 4 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – April 3, 1973

The new moon in April 1973 was on Tuesday, April 3, 1973 at 6:45 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 3 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon -May 2, 1973

The new moon in May 1973 was on Wednesday, May 2, 1973 at 4:55 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 2 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – June 1, 1973

The first new moon in June 1973 was on Friday, June 1, 1973 at 12:34 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 1 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – June 30, 1973

The second new moon in June 1973 was on Saturday, June 30, 1973 at 7:39 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 30 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – July 29, 1973

The new moon in July 1973 was on Sunday, July 29, 1973 at 2:59 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 29 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – August 27, 1973

The new moon in August 1973 was on Monday, August 27, 1973 at 11:25 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The August 27 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Hunter’s Moon – September 26, 1973

The new moon in September 1973 was on Wednesday, September 26, 1973 at 9:54 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 26 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – October 25, 1973

The new moon in October 1973 was on Thursday, October 25, 1973 at 11:16 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 25 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Cold Moon – November 24, 1973

The new moon in November 1973 was on Saturday, November 24, 1973 at 2:55 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 24 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

New Wolf Moon – December 24, 1973

The new moon in December 1973 was on Monday, December 24, 1973 at 10:07 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 24 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn. The Christmas Eve New Moon was the last new moon of 1973.

1973 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1973 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1973 at 1:12 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1973 at 9:00 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1973 at 12:21 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1973 at 7:08 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 1973 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.