1981 Moon Phases: Dates of the year’s new, first, full, and last quarter moons
The 1981 Moon Phases schedule will help you look back at when the new, first quart, full, and last quarter moons occurred each month of the year. When did the 4 core phases of the lunar calendar occur in 1981? Check out the dates below.
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.
A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.
The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and full moon. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.
The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time (ET) account for both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local time zone may be different, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.
1981 Moon Phases Calendar
Below are the lunar phases for 1981 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that were on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.
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