1988 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1988

The 1988 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 1988 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 1988

In 1988 there were 12 new moons. The first moons of 1988 was on Tuesday, January 19, 1988.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1988 were:

January 19, 1988: New Snow Moon

The new moon in January 1988 was on Tuesday, January 19, 1988 at 12:25 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 19 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 1988

February 17, 1988: New Worm Moon

The new moon in February 1988 was on Wednesday, February 17, 1988 at 10:54 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 17 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 1988

March 17, 1988: New Pink Moon

The new moon in March 1988 was on Thursday, March 17, 1988 at 9:02 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 17 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 1988

April 16, 1988: New Flower Moon

The new moon in April 1988 was on Saturday, April 16, 1988 at 8:00 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 16 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 1988

May 15, 1988: New Blue Moon

The new moon in May 1988 was on Sunday, May 15, 1988 at 6:10 PM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 15 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 1988

June 14, 1988: New Strawberry Moon

The new moon in June 1988 was on Tuesday, June 14, 1988 at 5:14 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 14 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 1988

July 13, 1988: New Buck Moon

The new moon in July 1988 was on Wednesday, July 13, 1988 at 5:53 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 13 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 1988

August 12, 1988: New Sturgeon Moon

The new moon in August 1988 was on Friday, August 12, 1988 at 8:31 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 12 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 1988

September 11, 1988: New Harvest Moon

The new moon in September 1988 was on Sunday, September 11, 1988 at 12:49 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 11 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 1988

October 10, 1988: New Hunter’s Moon

The new moon in October 1988 was on Monday, October 10, 1988 at 5:49 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 10 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 1988

November 9, 1988: New Beaver Moon

The new moon in November 1988 was on Wednesday, November 9, 1988 at 9:20 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 9 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 1988

December 9, 1988: New Cold Moon

The new moon in December 1988 was on Friday, December 9, 1988 at 12:36 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 9 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 1988

New Moon Phases

The new moon phases in 1988 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 19, 198812:25 AM ESTNew Snow MoonCapricornWinter
February New MoonFebruary 17, 198810:54 AM ESTNew Worm MoonAquariusWinter
March New MoonMarch 17, 19889:02 PM ESTNew Pink MoonPiscesWinter
April New MoonApril 16, 19888:00 AM EDTNew Flower MoonAriesSpring
May New MoonMay 15, 19886:10 PM EDTNew Blue MoonTaurusSpring
June New MoonJune 14, 19885:14 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
July New MoonJuly 13, 19885:53 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
August New MoonAugust 12, 19888:31 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 11, 198812:49 AM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 10, 19885:49 PM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 9, 19889:20 AM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 9, 198812:36 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.

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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.