1985 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1985

The 1985 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 1985 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 1985

In 1985 there were 12 new moons. The first moons of 1985 was on Sunday, January 20, 1985.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1985 were:

January 20, 1985: New Snow Moon

The new moon in January 1985 was on Sunday, January 20, 1985 at 9:28 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 20 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 1985

February 19, 1985: New Worm Moon

The new moon in February 1985 was on Tuesday, February 19, 1985 at 1:43 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 19 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in February 1985

March 21, 1985: New Pink Moon

The new moon in March 1985 was on Thursday, March 21, 1985 at 6:59 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 21 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 March 1985

April 20, 1985: New Flower Moon

The new moon in April 1985 was on Saturday, April 20, 1985 at 12:22 AM EST. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 20 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 1985

May 19, 1985: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in May 1985 was on Sunday, May 19, 1985 at 5:41 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May 19 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 1985

June 18, 1985: New Buck Moon

The new moon in June 1985 was on Tuesday, June 18, 1985 at 7:58 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 18 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 1985

July 17, 1985: New Blue Moon

The new moon in July 1985 was on Wednesday, July 17, 1985 at 7:56 PM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 17 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 1985

August 16, 1985: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in August 1985 was on Friday, August 16, 1985 at 6:06 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 16 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in August 1985

September 14, 1985: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1985 was on Saturday, September 14, 1985 at 3:20 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 14 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 1985

October 14, 1985: New Hunter’s Moon

The new moon in October 1985 was on Monday, October 14, 1985 at 12:33 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 14 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 1985

November 12, 1985: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in November 1985 was on Tuesday, November 12, 1985 at 9:20 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 12 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 1985

December 11, 1985: New Cold Moon

The new moon in December 1985 was on Wednesday, December 11, 1985 at 7:54 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 11 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 1985

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1985 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 20, 19859:28 PM ESTNew Snow MoonCapricornWinter
February New MoonFebruary 19, 19851:43 PM ESTNew Worm MoonAquariusWinter
March New MoonMarch 21, 19856:59 AM ESTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April New MoonApril 20, 198512:22 AM ESTNew Flower MoonAriesSpring
May New MoonMay 19, 19855:41 PM EDTNew Strawberry MoonTaurusSpring
June New MoonJune 18, 19857:58 AM EDTNew Buck MoonGeminiSpring
July New MoonJuly 17, 19857:56 PM EDTNew Blue MoonCancerSummer
August New MoonAugust 16, 19856:06 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 14, 19853:20 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 14, 198512:33 AM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 12, 19859:20 AM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 11, 19857:54 PM 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.

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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.