1979 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1979

The 1979 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1979 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 1979 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1979 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 1979 New Moons?

In 1979 there were 12 new moons during the year. The names and dates of the new moons in 1979 were:

  1. January 28, 1979, 1:19 AM: New Snow Moon
  2. February 26, 1979, 11:45 AM: New Worm Moon
  3. March 27, 1979, 9:59 PM: New Pink Moon
  4. April 26, 1979, 8:15 AM: New Flower Moon
  5. May 25, 1979, 8:00 PM: New Strawberry Moon
  6. June 24, 1979, 7:58 AM: New Buck Moon
  7. July 23, 1979, 9:41 PM: New Sturgeon Moon
  8. August 22, 1979, 1:10 PM: New Corn Moon
  9. September 21, 1979, 5:47 AM: New Harvest Moon
  10. October 20, 1979, 10:23 PM: New Beaver Moon
  11. November 19, 1979, 1:04 PM: New Cold Moon
  12. December 19, 1979, 3:23 AM: New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 1979

In 1979 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1979 was on Sunday, January 28, 1979.

New Snow Moon – January 28, 1979

The new moon in January 1979 was on Sunday, January 28, 1979 at 1:19 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 28 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – February 26, 1979

The new moon in February 1979 was on Monday, February 26, 1979 at 11:45 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 26 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – March 27, 1979

The new moon in March 1979 was on Tuesday, March 27, 1979 at 9:59 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 27 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – April 26, 1979

The new moon in April 1979 was on Thursday, April 26, 1979 at 8:15 AM EST. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 26 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – May 25, 1979

The new moon in May 1979 was on Friday, May 25, 1979 at 8:00 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 25 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – June 24, 1979

The new moon in June 1979 was on Sunday, June 24, 1979 at 7:58 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 24 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – July 23, 1979

The new moon in July 1979 was on Monday, July 23, 1979 at 9:41 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 23 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Corn Moon – August 22, 1979

The new moon in August 1979 was on Wednesday, August 22, 1979 at 1:10 PM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the third new moon of Summer. The August 22 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – September 21, 1979

The new moon in September 1979 was on Friday, September 21, 1979 at 5:47 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 21 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Beaver Moon – October 20, 1979

The new moon in October 1979 was on Saturday, October 20, 1979 at 10:23 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 20 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Cold Moon – November 19, 1979

The new moon in November 1979 was on Monday, November 19, 1979 at 1:04 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 19 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Wolf Moon – December 19, 1979

The new moon in December 1979 was on Wednesday, December 19, 1979 at 3:23 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 19 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

1979 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1979 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 21, 1979 at 12:22 AM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1979 at 7:57 PM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1979 at 11:16 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 22, 1979 at 6:10 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 1979 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.