1996 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1996

The 1996 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 1996 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 1996 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 1996 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.

New Moon Calendar 1996

In 1996 there were 12 new moons. The first moons of 1996 was on Saturday, January 20, 1996.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1996 were:

January 20, 1996 – New Snow Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in January 1996

The new moon in January 1996 was on Saturday, January 20, 1996 at 7:50 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 20 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

February 18, 1996 – New Worm Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in February 1996

The new moon in February 1996 was on Sunday, February 18, 1996 at 6:30 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 18 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

March 19, 1996 – New Pink Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in March 1996

The new moon in March 1996 was on Tuesday, March 19, 1996 at 5:45 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 19 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

April 17, 1996 – New Flower Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in April 1996

The new moon in April 1996 was on Wednesday, April 17, 1996 at 6:49 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 17 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

May 17, 1996 – New Strawberry Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in May 1996

The new moon in May 1996 was on Friday, May 17, 1996 at 7:46 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 17 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

June 15, 1996 – New Blue Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in June 1996

The new moon in June 1996 was on Saturday, June 15, 1996 at 9:36 PM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 15 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

July 15, 1996 – New Buck Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in July 1996

The new moon in July 1996 was on Monday, July 15, 1996 at 12:15 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 15 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

August 14, 1996 – New Sturgeon Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in August 1996

The new moon in August 1996 was on Wednesday, August 14, 1996 at 3:34 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 14 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 12, 1996 – New Harvest Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in September 1996

The new moon in September 1996 was on Thursday, September 12, 1996 at 7:07 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 12 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 12, 1996 – New Hunter’s Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in October 1996

The new moon in October 1996 was on Saturday, October 12, 1996 at 10:14 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 12 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 10, 1996 – New Beaver Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in November 1996

The new moon in November 1996 was on Sunday, November 10, 1996 at 11:16 PM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 10 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 10, 1996 – New Cold Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in December 1996

The new moon in December 1996 was on Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at 11:56 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 10 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

New Moon Phases

The New Moon Phases in 1996 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 20, 19967:50 AM ESTNew Snow MoonCapricornWinter
February New MoonFebruary 18, 19966:30 PM ESTNew Worm MoonAquariusWinter
March New MoonMarch 19, 19965:45 AM ESTNew Pink MoonPiscesWinter
April New MoonApril 17, 19966:49 PM EDTNew Flower MoonAriesSpring
May New MoonMay 17, 19967:46 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonTaurusSpring
June New MoonJune 15, 19969:36 PM EDTNew Blue MoonGeminiSpring
July New MoonJuly 15, 199612:15 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
August New MoonAugust 14, 19963:34 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 12, 19967:07 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 12, 199610:14 AM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 10, 199611:16 PM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 10, 199611:56 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.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1996 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.