2012 New Moons, Calendar of New Moons in 2012

The 2012 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 2012 occurred during the year. In 2012 there were 12 new moons with the first on Monday, January 23.

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 2012 new moons

New Moon Calendar 2012

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 2012 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 2012 were:

New Snow Moon – Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:39 a.m.

The January 2012 New Moon was on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:39 AM. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January New Moon was the New Moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:35 p.m.

The February 2012 New Moon was on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February New Moon was the New Moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:37 a.m.

The March 2012 New Moon was on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March New Moon was the New Moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.

The April 2012 New Moon was on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 3:18 AM. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April New Moon was the New Moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:47 p.m.

The May 2012 New Moon was on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:47 PM. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May New Moon was the New Moon in Taurus.

New Buck Moon – Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:02 a.m.

The June 2012 New Moon was on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June New Moon was the New Moon in Gemini.

New Sturgeon Moon – Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.

The July 2012 New Moon was on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:24 AM. The New Sturgeon Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July New Moon was the New Moon in Cancer.

New Blue Moon – Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.

The August 2012 New Moon was on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August New Moon was the New Moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:11 p.m.

The September 2012 New Moon was on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:11 PM. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September New Moon was the New Moon in Virgo.

New Hunter’s Moon – Monday, October 15, 2012 at 8:02 a.m.

The October 2012 New Moon was on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 8:02 AM. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October New Moon was the New Moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:08 p.m.

The November 2012 New Moon was on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November New Moon was the New Moon in Scorpio.

New Cold Moon – Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:42 a.m.

The December 2012 New Moon was on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:42 AM. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December New Moon was the New Moon in Sagittarius.

What were the New Moon Names in 2012?

The names of the new moons in 2012 were:

  • New Snow Moon on January 23
  • New Worm Moon on February 21
  • New Pink Moon on March 22
  • New Flower Moon on April 21
  • New Strawberry Moon on May 20
  • New Buck Moon on June 19
  • New Sturgeon Moon on July 19
  • New Blue Moon on August 17
  • New Harvest Moon on September 15
  • New Hunter’s Moon on October 15
  • New Beaver Moon on November 13
  • New Cold Moon on December 13

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 2012 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.