1978 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1978

The 1978 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1978 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 1978 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1978 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 1978 New Moons?

In 1978 there were 13 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1978 were:

  1. January 8, 1978, 11:00 PM: New Wolf Moon
  2. February 7, 1978, 9:54 AM: New Snow Moon
  3. March 8, 1978, 9:36 PM: New Worm Moon
  4. April 7, 1978, 10:15 AM: New Pink Moon
  5. May 7, 1978, 12:47 AM: New Flower Moon
  6. June 5, 1978, 3:02 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  7. July 5, 1978, 5:50 AM: New Buck Moon
  8. August 3, 1978, 9:01 PM: New Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 2, 1978, 12:09 PM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 2, 1978, 2:41 AM: New Hunter’s Moon
  11. October 31, 1978, 3:06 PM: New Beaver Moon
  12. November 30, 1978, 3:19 AM: New Cold Moon
  13. December 29, 1978, 2:36 PM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1978

In 1978 there were 13 new moons. The first new moon of 1978 was on Sunday, January 8, 1978.

New Wolf Moon – January 8, 1978

The new moon in January 1978 was on Sunday, January 8, 1978 at 11:00 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 8 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

New Snow Moon – February 7, 1978

The new moon in February 1978 was on Tuesday, February 7, 1978 at 9:54 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 7 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – March 8, 1978

The new moon in March 1978 was on Wednesday, March 8, 1978 at 9:36 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 8 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – April 7, 1978

The new moon in April 1978 was on Friday, April 7, 1978 at 10:15 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 7 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – May 7, 1978

The new moon in May 1978 was on Sunday, May 7, 1978 at 12:47 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 7 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – June 5, 1978

The new moon in June 1978 was on Monday, June 5, 1978 at 3:02 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 5 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – July 5, 1978

The new moon in July 1978 was on Wednesday, July 5, 1978 at 5:50 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 5 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – August 3, 1978

The new moon in August 1978 was on Thursday, August 3, 1978 at 9:01 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 3 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – September 2, 1978

The new moon in September 1978 was on Saturday, September 2, 1978 at 12:09 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 2 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Hunter’s Moon – October 2, 1978

The first new moon in October 1978 was on Monday, October 2, 1978 at 2:41 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 2 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – October 31, 1978

The second new moon in October 1978 was on Tuesday, October 31, 1978 at 3:06 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 31 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Cold Moon – November 30, 1978

The new moon in November 1978 was on Thursday, November 30, 1978 at 3:19 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 30 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

New Wolf Moon – December 29, 1978

The new moon in December 1978 was on Friday, December 29, 1978 at 2:36 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 29 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

1978 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1978 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1978 at 6:34 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1978 at 2:10 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1978 at 5:26 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1978 at 12:21 AM

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 1978 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.