1980 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1980

The 1980 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1980 and solar eclipses 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 1980 new moons including a black moon

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1980 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Saving time for part of the year.

New Moon Calendar 1980

In 1980 there were 12 new moons. The first new moon of 1980 was on Thursday, January 17, 1980.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1980 were:

January 17, 1980: New Blue Moon

The January 1980 New Moon was on Thursday, January 17, 1980 at 4:19 PM. The New Blue Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January New Moon was the New Moon in Capricorn.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in January 1980

February 16, 1980: New Worm Moon

The February 1980 New Moon was on Saturday, February 16, 1980 at 3:51 AM. The New Worm Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the New Moon in Aquarius. The solar eclipse in February was a Total Solar Eclipse.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in February 1980

March 16, 1980: New Blue Moon

The March 1980 New Moon was on Sunday, March 16, 1980 at 1:56 PM. The New Blue Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March New Moon was the New Moon in Pisces.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in March 1980

April 14, 1980: New Pink Moon

The April 1980 New Moon was on Monday, April 14, 1980 at 10:46 PM. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April New Moon was the New Moon in Aries.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in April 1980

May 14, 1980: New Flower Moon

The May 1980 New Moon was on Wednesday, May 14, 1980 at 8:00 AM. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May New Moon was the New Moon in Taurus.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in May 1980

June 12, 1980: New Strawberry Moon

The June 1980 New Moon was on Thursday, June 12, 1980 at 4:38 PM. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June New Moon was the New Moon in Gemini.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in June 1980

July 12, 1980: New Buck Moon

The July 1980 New Moon was on Saturday, July 12, 1980 at 2:46 AM. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July New Moon was the New Moon in Cancer.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in July 1980

August 10, 1980: New Sturgeon Moon

The August 1980 New Moon was on Sunday, August 10, 1980 at 3:09 PM. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August New Moon was the New Moon in Leo. The solar eclipse in August was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in August 1980

September 9, 1980: New Harvest Moon

The September 1980 New Moon was on Tuesday, September 9, 1980 at 6:00 AM. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September New Moon was the New Moon in Virgo.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in September 1980

October 8, 1980: New Hunter’s Moon

The October 1980 New Moon was on Wednesday, October 8, 1980 at 10:50 PM. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October New Moon was the New Moon in Libra.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in October 1980

November 7, 1980: New Beaver Moon

The November 1980 New Moon was on Friday, November 7, 1980 at 3:43 PM. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November New Moon was the New Moon in Scorpio.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in November 1980

December 7, 1980: New Cold Moon

The December 1980 New Moon was on Sunday, December 7, 1980 at 9:35 AM. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December New Moon was the New Moon in Sagittarius.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in December 1980

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1980 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 17, 19804:19 PM ESTNew Blue MoonCapricornWinter
February New MoonFebruary 16, 19803:51 AM ESTNew Worm MoonAquariusWinter
March New MoonMarch 16, 19801:56 PM ESTNew Blue MoonPiscesWinter
April New MoonApril 14, 198010:46 PM ESTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
May New MoonMay 14, 19808:00 AM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
June New MoonJune 12, 19804:38 PM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
July New MoonJuly 12, 19802:46 AM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
August New MoonAugust 10, 19803:09 PM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 9, 19806:00 AM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 8, 198010:50 PM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 7, 19803:43 PM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 7, 19809:35 AM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn

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 1980 new moons including a black moon


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.