1986 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1986

The 1986 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 1986 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 1986 new moons

New Moon Calendar 1986

In 1986 there were 13 new moons. The first moons of 1986 was on Friday, January 10, 1986.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1986 were:

January 10, 1986: New Wolf Moon

The new moon in January 1986 was on Friday, January 10, 1986 at 7:22 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 10 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 1986

February 8, 1986: New Snow Moon

The new moon in February 1986 was on Saturday, February 8, 1986 at 7:55 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 8 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 1986

March 10, 1986: New Worm Moon

The new moon in March 1986 was on Monday, March 10, 1986 at 9:52 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 10 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 1986

April 9, 1986: New Pink Moon

The new moon in April 1986 was on Wednesday, April 9, 1986 at 1:08 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 9 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 1986

May 8, 1986: New Flower Moon

The new moon in May 1986 was on Thursday, May 8, 1986 at 6:10 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 8 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 1986

June 7, 1986: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in June 1986 was on Saturday, June 7, 1986 at 10:01 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 7 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 1986

July 7, 1986: New Buck Moon

The new moon in July 1986 was on Monday, July 7, 1986 at 12:55 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 7 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 1986

August 5, 1986: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in August 1986 was on Tuesday, August 5, 1986 at 2:36 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 5 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 1986

September 4, 1986: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1986 was on Thursday, September 4, 1986 at 3:10 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 4 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 1986

October 3, 1986: New Hunter’s Moon

The new moon in October 1986 was on Friday, October 3, 1986 at 2:55 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 3 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 1986

November 2, 1986: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in November 1986 was on Sunday, November 2, 1986 at 1:02 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 2 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 1986

December 1, 1986: New Cold Moon

The first new moon in December 1986 was on Monday, December 1, 1986 at 11:43 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 1 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 1986

December 30, 1986: New Wolf Moon

The second new moon in December 1986 was on Tuesday, December 30, 1986 at 10:10 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 30 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the second new moon in December 1986

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1986 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 10, 19867:22 AM ESTNew Wolf MoonCapricornWinter
February New MoonFebruary 8, 19867:55 PM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
March New MoonMarch 10, 19869:52 AM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
April New MoonApril 9, 19861:08 AM ESTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
May New MoonMay 8, 19866:10 PM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
June New MoonJune 7, 198610:01 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
July New MoonJuly 7, 198612:55 AM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
August New MoonAugust 5, 19862:36 PM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 4, 19863:10 AM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 3, 19862:55 PM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 2, 19861:02 AM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 1, 198611:43 AM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December New MoonDecember 30, 198610:10 PM 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.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1986 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.