1976 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1976

The 1976 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1976 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 1976 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1976 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 1976 New Moons?

In 1976 there were 13 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1976 were:

  1. January 1, 1976, 9:40 AM: New Wolf Moon
  2. January 31, 1976, 1:20 AM: New Snow Moon
  3. February 29, 1976, 6:25 PM: New Worm Moon
  4. March 30, 1976, 12:08 PM: New Pink Moon
  5. April 29, 1976, 6:20 AM: New Flower Moon
  6. May 28, 1976, 9:47 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. June 27, 1976, 10:50 AM: New Buck Moon
  8. July 26, 1976, 9:39 PM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. August 25, 1976, 7:01 AM: New Harvest Moon
  10. September 23, 1976, 3:55 PM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. October 23, 1976, 1:10 AM: New Beaver Moon
  12. November 21, 1976, 10:11 AM: New Cold Moon
  13. December 20, 1976, 9:08 PM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1976

In 1976 there were 13 new moons. The first new moon of 1976 was on Thursday, January 1, 1976.

New Wolf Moon – January 1, 1976

The first new moon in January 1976 was on Thursday, January 1, 1976 at 9:40 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 1 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

New Snow Moon – January 31, 1976

The second new moon in January 1976 was on Saturday, January 31, 1976 at 1:20 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 31 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – February 29, 1976

The new moon in February 1976 was on Sunday, February 29, 1976 at 6:25 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 29 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – March 30, 1976

The new moon in March 1976 was on Tuesday, March 30, 1976 at 12:08 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 30 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – April 29, 1976

The new moon in April 1976 was on Thursday, April 29, 1976 at 6:20 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 29 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – May 28, 1976

The new moon in May 1976 was on Friday, May 28, 1976 at 9:47 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 28 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – June 27, 1976

The new moon in June 1976 was on Sunday, June 27, 1976 at 10:50 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 27 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – July 26, 1976

The new moon in July 1976 was on Monday, July 26, 1976 at 9:39 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 26 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – August 25, 1976

The new moon in August 1976 was on Wednesday, August 25, 1976 at 7:01 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The August 25 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Hunter’s Moon – September 23, 1976

The new moon in September 1976 was on Thursday, September 23, 1976 at 3:55 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 23 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – October 23, 1976

The new moon in October 1976 was on Saturday, October 23, 1976 at 1:10 AM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 23 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Cold Moon – November 21, 1976

The new moon in November 1976 was on Sunday, November 21, 1976 at 10:11 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the third new moon of Autumn. The November 21 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Wolf Moon – December 20, 1976

The new moon in December 1976 was on Monday, December 20, 1976 at 9:08 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 20 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1976 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1976 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1976 at 6:49 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1976 at 2:24 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 22, 1976 at 5:49 PM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1976 at 12:35 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 1976 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.