1987 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1987

The 1987 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 1987 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 1987 new moons

New Moon Calendar 1987

In 1987 there were 12 new moons. The first moons of 1987 was on Thursday, January 29, 1987.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1987 were:

January 29, 1987: New Snow Moon

The new moon in January 1987 was on Thursday, January 29, 1987 at 8:44 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 29 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 January 1987

February 27, 1987: New Worm Moon

The new moon in February 1987 was on Friday, February 27, 1987 at 7:51 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 27 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 February 1987

March 29, 1987: New Pink Moon

The new moon in March 1987 was on Sunday, March 29, 1987 at 7:46 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 29 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 1987

April 27, 1987: New Flower Moon

The new moon in April 1987 was on Monday, April 27, 1987 at 9:34 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 27 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 April 1987

May 27, 1987: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in May 1987 was on Wednesday, May 27, 1987 at 11:13 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 27 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 May 1987

June 26, 1987: New Buck Moon

The new moon in June 1987 was on Friday, June 26, 1987 at 1:37 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 26 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 June 1987

July 25, 1987: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in July 1987 was on Saturday, July 25, 1987 at 4:38 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 25 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 July 1987

August 24, 1987: New Corn Moon

The new moon in August 1987 was on Monday, August 24, 1987 at 7:59 AM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the third new moon of Summer. The August 24 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 1987

September 22, 1987: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1987 was on Tuesday, September 22, 1987 at 11:08 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 22 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 1987

October 22, 1987: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in October 1987 was on Thursday, October 22, 1987 at 1:28 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 22 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 1987

November 21, 1987: New Cold Moon

The new moon in November 1987 was on Saturday, November 21, 1987 at 1:33 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 21 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 1987

December 20, 1987: New Wolf Moon

The new moon in December 1987 was on Sunday, December 20, 1987 at 1:25 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 20 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 1987

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1987 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 29, 19878:44 AM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
February New MoonFebruary 27, 19877:51 PM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March New MoonMarch 29, 19877:46 AM ESTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April New MoonApril 27, 19879:34 PM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
May New MoonMay 27, 198711:13 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
June New MoonJune 26, 19871:37 AM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July New MoonJuly 25, 19874:38 PM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
August New MoonAugust 24, 19877:59 AM EDTNew Corn MoonVirgoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 22, 198711:08 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 22, 19871:28 PM EDTNew Beaver MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 21, 19871:33 AM ESTNew Cold MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 20, 19871:25 PM ESTNew Wolf 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.