2006 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 2006

The New Moon 2006 Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 2006 occurred during the year. In 2006 there were 12 new moons with the first on Sunday, January 29.

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 2006 new moons

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 2006 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.

The dates of the 2006 new moons were:

  1. January 29, 2006, 9:15 a.m. – New Snow Moon
  2. February 27, 2006, 7:31 p.m. – New Worm Moon
  3. March 29, 2006, 5:15 a.m. – New Pink Moon
  4. April 27, 2006, 3:44 p.m. – New Flower Moon
  5. May 27, 2006, 1:26 a.m. – New Strawberry Moon
  6. June 25, 2006, 12:05 p.m. – New Buck Moon
  7. July 25, 2006, 12:31 a.m. – New Sturgeon Moon
  8. August 23, 2006, 3:10 p.m. – New Corn Moon
  9. September 22, 2006, 7:45 a.m. – New Harvest Moon
  10. October 22, 2006, 1:14 a.m. – New Beaver Moon
  11. November 20, 2006, 5:18 p.m. – New Cold Moon
  12. December 20, 2006, 9:01 a.m. – New Wolf Moon

New Moon Calendar 2006

In 2006 there were 12 new moons with a seasonal black moon in August. There were solar eclipses in March and September.

January 2006 New Moon

The new moon in January 2006 was on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 9:15 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 29 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

February 2006 New Moon

The new moon in February 2006 was on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 7:31 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 27 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

March 2006 New Moon

The new moon in March 2006 was on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 5:15 AM EST. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 29 New Moon was the new moon in Aries. The March Solar Eclipse on March 29 was a Total Solar Eclipse.

April 2006 New Moon

The new moon in April 2006 was on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 3:44 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 27 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

May 2006 New Moon

The new moon in May 2006 was on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 1:26 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 27 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

June 2006 New Moon

The new moon in June 2006 was on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 12:05 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 25 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

July 2006 New Moon

The new moon in July 2006 was on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 12:31 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 25 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

August 2006 New Moon

The new moon in August 2006 was on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 3:10 PM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the third new moon of Summer. The August 23 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo. As the third new moon in a season with four, the August New Moon was called a seasonal black moon.

September 2006 New Moon

The new moon in September 2006 was on Friday, September 22, 2006 at 7:45 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 22 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo. The September Solar Eclipse on March 29 was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

October 2006 New Moon

The new moon in October 2006 was on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 1:14 AM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 22 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

November 2006 New Moon

The new moon in November 2006 was on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 5:18 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 20 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

December 2006 New Moon

The new moon in December 2006 was on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 9:01 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 20 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

What were the New Moon Names in 2006?

The names of the new moons in 2006 were:

  • New Snow Moon on January 29
  • New Worm Moon on February 27
  • New Pink Moon on March 29
  • New Flower Moon on April 27
  • New Strawberry Moon on May 27
  • New Buck Moon on June 25
  • New Sturgeon Moon on July 25
  • New Corn Moon on August 23
  • New Harvest Moon on September 22
  • New Beaver Moon on October 22
  • New Cold Moon on November 20
  • New Wolf Moon on December 20

2006 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2006 dates of the equinoxes and solstices are:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): Monday, March 20, 2006 at 1:25 PM
  • Summer Solstice: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 8:26 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 12:04 AM
  • Winter Solstice: Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 7:22 PM

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 2006 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.