2020 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 2020

The 2020 New Moon Calendar will take you back to look at when the new moons in 2020 occurred during the year. In 2020 there were 12 new moons with the first on Friday, January 24.

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 2020 new moons

New Moon Calendar 2020

The new moon calendar of the new moon dates in 2020 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 2020 were:

New Snow Moon – Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:42 p.m.

The new moon in January 2020 was on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:42 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 24 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

New Worm Moon – Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:32 a.m.

The new moon in February 2020 was on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:32 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 23 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

New Pink Moon – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:28 a.m.

The new moon in March 2020 was on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:28 AM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 24 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

New Flower Moon – Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:26 p.m.

The new moon in April 2020 was on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:26 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 22 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

New Strawberry Moon – Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:39 p.m.

The new moon in May 2020 was on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:39 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 22 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

New Buck Moon – Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:41 a.m.

The new moon in June 2020 was on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:41 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 21 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Sturgeon Moon – Monday, July 20, 2020 at 1:33 p.m.

The new moon in July 2020 was on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 20 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

New Corn Moon – Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:41 p.m.

The new moon in August 2020 was on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:41 PM EDT. The New Corn Moon was the third new moon of Summer. The August 18 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

New Harvest Moon – Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.

The new moon in September 2020 was on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 17 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

New Blue Moon – Friday, October 16, 2020 at 3:31 p.m.

The new moon in October 2020 was on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 3:31 PM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 16 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

New Beaver Moon – Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:07 a.m.

The new moon in November 2020 was on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:07 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 15 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

New Cold Moon – Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:17 a.m.

The new moon in December 2020 was on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:17 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 14 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

What were the New Moon Names in 2020?

The names of the new moons in 2020 were:

  • New Snow Moon on January 24
  • New Worm Moon on February 23
  • New Pink Moon on March 24
  • New Flower Moon on April 22
  • New Strawberry Moon on May 22
  • New Buck Moon on June 21
  • New Sturgeon Moon on July 20
  • New Corn Moon on August 18
  • New Harvest Moon on September 17
  • New Blue Moon on October 16
  • New Beaver Moon on November 15
  • New Cold Moon on December 14

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 2020 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.