2008 New Moons, calendar of New Moons in 2008

The 2008 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 2008 occurred during the year. In 2008 there were 13 new moons with the first on Tuesday, January 8.

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 2008 new moons

New Moon Calendar 2008

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 2008 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 new moons in 2008 were:

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 6:37 A.M. EST

The new moon in January 2008 was on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 6:37 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 8 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 10:44 P.M. EST

The new moon in February 2008 was on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 10:44 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 6 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

Friday, March 7, 2008 at 12:14 P.M. EST

The new moon in March 2008 was on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 12:14 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 7 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11:55 P.M. EDT

The new moon in April 2008 was on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11:55 PM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 5 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:18 A.M. EDT

The new moon in May 2008 was on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:18 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 5 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 3:23 P.M EDT

The new moon in June 2008 was on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 3:23 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 3 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 10:19 P.M. EDT

The new moon in July 2008 was on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 10:19 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 2 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

Friday, August 1, 2008 at 6:13 A.M. EDT

The new moon in August 2008 was on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 6:13 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 1 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 3:58 P.M. EDT

The new moon in August 2008 was on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 3:58 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The August 30 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

Monday, September 29, 2008 at 4:12 A.M. EDT

The new moon in September 2008 was on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 4:12 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 29 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7:14 P.M. EDT

The new moon in October 2008 was on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7:14 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 28 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 11:55 A.M. EST

The new moon in November 2008 was on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 11:55 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 27 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 7:22 A.M. EST

The new moon in December 2008 was on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 7:22 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 27 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

What were the New Moon Names in 2008?

The names of the new moons in 2008 were:

  • New Wolf Moon on January 8
  • New Snow Moon on February 6
  • New Worm Moon on March 7
  • New Pink Moon on April 5
  • New Flower Moon on May 5
  • New Strawberry Moon on June 3
  • New Buck Moon on July 2
  • New Sturgeon Moon on August 1
  • New Harvest Moon on August 30
  • New Hunter’s Moon on September 29
  • New Beaver Moon on October 28
  • New Cold Moon on November 27
  • New Wolf Moon on December 27

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 2008 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.