1998 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 1998

The 1998 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 1998 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 1998 new moons

New Moon Calendar 1998

In 1998 there were 12 new moons. The first moons of 1998 was on Wednesday, January 28, 1998.

The names and dates of the new moons in 1998 were:

January 28, 1998: New Snow Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in January 1998

The new moon in January 1998 was on Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 1:01 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 28 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

February 26, 1998: New Worm Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in February 1998

The new moon in February 1998 was on Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 12:26 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 26 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

March 27, 1998: New Pink Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in March 1998

The new moon in March 1998 was on Friday, March 27, 1998 at 10:14 PM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 27 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

April 26, 1998: New Flower Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in April 1998

The new moon in April 1998 was on Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 7:41 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 26 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

May 25, 1998: New Strawberry Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in May 1998

The new moon in May 1998 was on Monday, May 25, 1998 at 3:32 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 25 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

June 23, 1998: New Buck Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in June 1998

The new moon in June 1998 was on Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 11:50 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 23 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

July 23, 1998: New Sturgeon Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in July 1998

The new moon in July 1998 was on Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 9:44 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 23 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

August 21, 1998: New Corn Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in August 1998

The new moon in August 1998 was on Friday, August 21, 1998 at 10:03 PM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the third new moon of Summer. The August 21 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

September 20, 1998: New Harvest Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in September 1998

The new moon in September 1998 was on Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 1:01 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 20 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

October 20, 1998: New Beaver Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in October 1998

The new moon in October 1998 was on Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 6:09 AM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 20 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 18, 1998: New Cold Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in November 1998

The new moon in November 1998 was on Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 11:27 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 18 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 18, 1998: New Wolf Moon

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the date of the new moon in December 1998

The new moon in December 1998 was on Friday, December 18, 1998 at 5:43 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 18 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

New Moon Phases

The New Moon Phases in 1998 were

Lunar PhaseDateU.S. Eastern TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January New MoonJanuary 28, 19981:01 AM ESTNew Snow MoonAquariusWinter
February New MoonFebruary 26, 199812:26 PM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March New MoonMarch 27, 199810:14 PM ESTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April New MoonApril 26, 19987:41 AM EDTNew Flower MoonTaurusSpring
May New MoonMay 25, 19983:32 PM EDTNew Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
June New MoonJune 23, 199811:50 PM EDTNew Buck MoonCancerSummer
July New MoonJuly 23, 19989:44 AM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
August New MoonAugust 21, 199810:03 PM EDTNew Corn MoonLeoSummer
September New MoonSeptember 20, 19981:01 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October New MoonOctober 20, 19986:09 AM EDTNew Beaver MoonLibraAutumn
November New MoonNovember 18, 199811:27 PM ESTNew Cold MoonScorpioAutumn
December New MoonDecember 18, 19985:43 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.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1998 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.