1974 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1974

The 1974 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1974 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 1974 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1974 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 1974 New Moons?

In 1974 there were 12 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1974 were:

  1. January 23, 1974 6:02 AM: New Snow Moon
  2. February 22, 1974 12:34 AM: New Worm Moon
  3. March 23, 1974 5:24 PM: New Pink Moon
  4. April 22, 1974 6:16 AM: New Flower Moon
  5. May 21, 1974 4:34 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  6. June 20, 1974 12:56 AM: New Buck Moon
  7. July 19, 1974 8:06 AM: New Sturgeon Moon
  8. August 17, 1974 3:01 PM: New Corn Moon
  9. September 15, 1974 10:45 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 15, 1974 8:25 AM: New Blue Moon
  11. November 13, 1974 7:53 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. December 13, 1974 11:25 AM: New Cold Moon

New Moon Calendar 1974

In 1974 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1974 was on Wednesday, January 23, 1974.

January 23, 1974: New Snow Moon

The new moon in January 1974 was on Wednesday, January 23, 1974 at 6:02 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 23 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

February 22, 1974: New Worm Moon

The new moon in February 1974 was on Friday, February 22, 1974 at 12:34 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 22 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

March 23, 1974: New Pink Moon

The new moon in March 1974 was on Saturday, March 23, 1974 at 5:24 PM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 23 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

April 22, 1974: New Flower Moon

The new moon in April 1974 was on Monday, April 22, 1974 at 6:16 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 22 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

May 21, 1974: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in May 1974 was on Tuesday, May 21, 1974 at 4:34 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May 21 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 20, 1974: New Buck Moon

The new moon in June 1974 was on Thursday, June 20, 1974 at 12:56 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 20 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 19, 1974: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in July 1974 was on Friday, July 19, 1974 at 8:06 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 19 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 17, 1974: New Corn Moon

The new moon in August 1974 was on Saturday, August 17, 1974 at 3:01 PM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 17 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 15, 1974: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1974 was on Sunday, September 15, 1974 at 10:45 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 15 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 15, 1974: New Blue Moon

The new moon in October 1974 was on Tuesday, October 15, 1974 at 8:25 AM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 15 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 13, 1974: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in November 1974 was on Wednesday, November 13, 1974 at 7:53 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 13 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 13, 1974: New Cold Moon

The new moon in December 1974 was on Friday, December 13, 1974 at 11:25 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 13 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1974 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1974 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1974 at 8:06 PM EDT
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1974 at 2:37 PM EDT
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1974 at 5:59 AM EDT
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1974 at 12:56 AM EST

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1974 were

New Moon 1974U.S. Eastern TimeLunar PhaseNew Moon NameSeason
January 23, 19746:02 AM ESTJanuary New MoonNew Snow MoonWinter
February 22, 197412:34 AM ESTFebruary New MoonNew Worm MoonWinter
March 23, 19745:24 PM EDTMarch New MoonNew Pink MoonSpring
April 22, 19746:16 AM EDTApril New MoonNew Flower MoonSpring
May 21, 19744:34 PM EDTMay New MoonNew Strawberry MoonSpring
June 20, 197412:56 AM EDTJune New MoonNew Buck MoonSpring
July 19, 19748:06 AM EDTJuly New MoonNew Sturgeon MoonSummer
August 17, 19743:01 PM EDTAugust New MoonNew Corn MoonSummer
September 15, 197410:45 PM EDTSeptember New MoonNew Harvest MoonSummer
October 15, 19748:25 AM EDTOctober New MoonNew Blue MoonAutumn
November 13, 19747:53 PM ESTNovember New MoonNew Beaver MoonAutumn
December 13, 197411:25 AM 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 1974 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.