1981 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1981

The 1981 New Moon Calendar will help you look back at the new moons in 1981, solar eclipses and a black moon 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.

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New Moon Calendar 1981

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1981 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.

The dates of the new moons in 1981 were:

January 6, 1981: New Wolf Moon

The January New Moon was on Tuesday, January 6 at 2:24 AM. The New Wolf 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 1981

February 4, 1981: New Snow Moon

The February New Moon was on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:14 PM. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the New Moon in Aquarius. The solar eclipse in February was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in February 1981

March 6, 1981: New Worm Moon

The March New Moon was on Friday, March 6 at 5:31 AM. The New Worm 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 1981

April 4, 1981: New Pink Moon

The April New Moon was on Saturday, April 4 at 3:19 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 1981

May 4, 1981: New Flower Moon

The May New Moon was on Monday, May 4 at 12:19 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 1981

June 2, 1981: New Strawberry Moon

The June New Moon was on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:32 AM. 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 1981

July 1, 1981: New Buck Moon

The July New Moon was on Wednesday, July 1 at 3:03 PM. 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 1981

July 30, 1981: New Sturgeon Moon

The July Black Moon was on Thursday, July 30 at 11:52 PM. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July Black Moon was the New Moon in Leo. The solar eclipse in July was a Total Solar Eclipse.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the second new moon in July 1981

August 29, 1981: New Harvest Moon

The August New Moon was on Saturday, August 29 at 10:44 AM. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The August 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 August 1981

September 28, 1981: New Hunter’s Moon

The September New Moon was on Monday, September 28 at 12:07 AM. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 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 September 1981

October 27, 1981: New Beaver Moon

The October New Moon was on Tuesday, October 27 at 3:13 PM. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 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 October 1981

November 26, 1981: New Cold Moon

The November New Moon was on Thursday, November 26 at 9:38 AM. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 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 November 1981

December 26, 1981: New Wolf Moon

The December New Moon was on Saturday, December 26 at 5:10 AM. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 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 December 1981

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1981 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 6, 19812:24 AM ESTNew Wolf MoonCapricornWinter
February New MoonFebruary 4, 19815:14 PM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
March New MoonMarch 6, 19815:31 AM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
April New MoonApril 4, 19813:19 PM ESTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
May New MoonMay 4, 198112:19 AM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
June New MoonJune 2, 19817:32 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
July New MoonJuly 1, 19813:03 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July New MoonJuly 30, 198111:52 PM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
August New MoonAugust 29, 198110:44 AM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 28, 198112:07 AM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
October New MoonOctober 27, 19813:13 PM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
November New MoonNovember 26, 19819:38 AM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December New MoonDecember 26, 19815:10 AM ESTNew Wolf MoonCapricornWinter

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.

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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.