2016 New Moons, Calendar of New Moons in 2016

The 2016 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 2016 occurred during the year. In 2016 there were 13 new moons with the first on Saturday, January 9.

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 2016 new moons

New Moon Calendar 2016

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 2016 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 2016 were:

New Wolf Moon – Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.

The new moon in January 2016 was on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:30 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 9 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

New Snow Moon – Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:39 a.m.

The new moon in February 2016 was on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:39 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 8 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:54 p.m.

The new moon in March 2016 was on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:54 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 8 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:24 a.m.

The new moon in April 2016 was on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:24 AM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 7 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

The new moon in May 2016 was on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:30 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 6 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.

The new moon in June 2016 was on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 4 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – Monday, July 4, 2016 at 7:01 a.m.

The new moon in July 2016 was on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 7:01 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 4 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 4:45 p.m.

The new moon in August 2016 was on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 2 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:03 a.m.

The first new moon in September 2016 was on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:03 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 1 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Hunter’s Moon – Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:12 p.m.

The second new moon in September 2016 was on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:12 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 30 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:38 p.m.

The new moon in October 2016 was on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 30 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Cold Moon – Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:18 a.m.

The new moon in November 2016 was on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:18 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 29 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

New Wolf Moon – Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 1:53 a.m.

The new moon in December 2016 was on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 1:53 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 29 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

What were the New Moon Names in 2016?

The names of the new moons in 2016 were:

  • New Wolf Moon on January 9
  • New Snow Moon on February 8
  • New Worm Moon on March 8
  • New Pink Moon on April 7
  • New Flower Moon on May 6
  • New Strawberry Moon on June 4
  • New Buck Moon on July 4
  • New Sturgeon Moon on August 2
  • New Harvest Moon on September 1
  • New Hunter’s Moon on September 30
  • New Beaver Moon on October 30
  • New Cold Moon on November 29
  • New Wolf Moon on December 29

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 2016 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.