1996 Moon: Lunar Calendar for 1996

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1996 Moon — In 1996 there were 13 full moons and 12 new moons. The year had a blue moon, two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses.

All times and dates are in the United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. The dates in your local time may shift.

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The lunar month last approximately a month or 29.53 days on average.

A new moon is the first lunar phase. 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 the Moon, allowing the moon to appear illuminated entirely.

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon, and the last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Moon Cycle in 1996

The lunar calendar for each moon in 1996 included:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1996Thu, December 21, 9:22 p.m. (1995)Thu, December 28, 2:07 p.m. (1995)Fri, January 5, 3:51 p.m.Sat, January 13, 3:45 p.m.
Snow Moon 1996Sat, January 20, 7:50 a.m.Sat, January 27, 6:14 a.m.Sun, February 4, 10:58 a.m.Mon, February 12, 3:37 a.m.
Worm Moon 1996Sun, February 18, 6:30 p.m.Mon, February 26, 12:52 a.m.Tue, March 5, 4:23 a.m.Tue, March 12, 12:15 p.m.
Pink Moon 1996Tue, March 19, 5:45 a.m.Tue, March 26, 8:31 p.m.Wed, April 3, 7:07 p.m.Wed, April 10, 7:36 p.m.
Flower Moon 1996Wed, April 17, 6:49 p.m.Thu, April 25, 4:40 p.m.Fri, May 3, 7:48 a.m.Fri, May 10, 1:04 a.m.
Strawberry Moon 1996Fri, May 17, 7:46 a.m.Sat, May 25, 10:13 a.m.Sat, June 1, 4:47 p.m.Sat, June 8, 7:05 a.m.
Blue Moon 1996Sat, June 15, 9:36 p.m.Mon, June 24, 1:23 a.m.Sun, June 30, 11:58 p.m.Sun, July 7, 2:55 p.m.
Buck Moon 1996Mon, July 15, 12:15 p.m.Tue, July 23, 1:49 p.m.Tue, July 30, 6:35 a.m.Tue, August 6, 1:25 a.m.
Sturgeon Moon 1996Wed, August 14, 3:34 a.m.Wed, August 21, 11:36 p.m.Wed, August 28, 1:52 p.m.Wed, September 4, 3:06 p.m.
Harvest Moon 1996Thu, September 12, 7:07 p.m.Fri, September 20, 7:23 a.m.Thu, September 26, 10:51 p.m.Fri, October 4, 8:04 a.m.
Hunter’s Moon 1996Sat, October 12, 10:14 a.m.Sat, October 19, 2:09 p.m.Sat, October 26, 10:11 a.m.Sun, November 3, 2:50 a.m.
Beaver Moon 1996Sun, November 10, 11:16 p.m.Sun, November 17, 8:09 p.m.Sun, November 24, 11:10 p.m.Tue, December 3, 12:06 a.m.
Cold Moon 1996Tue, December 10, 11:56 a.m.Tue, December 17, 4:31 a.m.Tue, December 24, 3:41 p.m.Wed, January 1, 8:45 p.m. (1997)

Full Moons in 1996

In 1996, there were 13 full moons, with the first on Friday, January 5. The year had a blue moon in June. April and September each had a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

The dates and times of the full moons were:

  • January 5, 1996 – 3:51 p.m. — Full Wolf Moon. The January Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.
  • February 4, 1996 – 10:58 a.m. — Full Snow Moon. The February Full Moon was the second full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Leo.
  • March 5, 1996 – 4:23 a.m. — Full Worm Moon. The March Full Moon was the last full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Virgo.
  • April 3, 1996 – 7:07 p.m. — Pink Blood Moon. The April Full Moon was the first full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Libra.
  • May 3, 1996 – 7:48 a.m. — Full Flower Moon. The May Full Moon was the second full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio.
  • June 1, 1996 – 4:47 p.m. — Super Strawberry Moon. The June Full Moon was the last full moon of Spring and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.
  • June 30, 1996 – 11:58 p.m. — Super Blue Moon. The June Full Moon was the first full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Capricorn.
  • July 30, 1996 – 6:35 a.m. — Super Buck Moon. The July Full Moon was the second full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Aquarius.
  • August 28, 1996 – 1:52 p.m. — Super Sturgeon Moon. The August Full Moon was the last full moon of Summer and the Full Moon in Pisces.
  • September 26, 1996 – 10:51 p.m. — Super Harvest Blood Moon. The September Full Moon was the first full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Aries.
  • October 26, 1996 – 10:11 a.m. — Full Hunter’s Moon. The October Full Moon was the second full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Taurus.
  • November 24, 1996 – 11:10 p.m. — Full Beaver Moon. The November Full Moon was the last full moon of Autumn and the Full Moon in Gemini.
  • December 24, 1996 – 3:41 p.m. — Full Cold Moon. The December Full Moon was the first full moon of Winter and the Full Moon in Cancer.

New Moons in 1996

In 1996, there were 12 new moons, with the first on Saturday, January 20. April and October each had a Partial Solar Eclipse.

The dates and times of the new moons were:

  • January 20, 1996 – 7:50 a.m. — New Snow Moon. The January New Moon was the first new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Capricorn.
  • February 18, 1996 – 6:30 p.m. — New Worm Moon. The February New Moon was the second new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Aquarius.
  • March 19, 1996 – 5:45 a.m. — New Pink Moon. The March New Moon was the last new moon of Winter and the New Moon in Pisces.
  • April 17, 1996 – 6:49 p.m. — New Flower Moon. The April New Moon was the first new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Aries.
  • May 17, 1996 – 7:46 a.m. — New Strawberry Moon. The May New Moon was the second new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Taurus.
  • June 15, 1996 – 9:36 p.m. — New Blue Moon. The June New Moon was the last new moon of Spring and the New Moon in Gemini.
  • July 15, 1996 – 12:15 p.m. — New Buck Moon. The July New Moon was the first new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Cancer.
  • August 14, 1996 – 3:34 a.m. — New Sturgeon Moon. The August New Moon was the second new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Leo.
  • September 12, 1996 – 7:07 p.m. — New Harvest Moon. The September New Moon was the last new moon of Summer and the New Moon in Virgo.
  • October 12, 1996 – 10:14 a.m. — New Hunter’s Moon. The October New Moon was the first new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Libra.
  • November 10, 1996 – 11:16 p.m. — New Beaver Moon. The November New Moon was the second new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Scorpio.
  • December 10, 1996 – 11:56 a.m. — New Cold Moon. The December New Moon was the last new moon of Autumn and the New Moon in Sagittarius.

Moon Signs in 1996

The moon signs of the new and full moons in 1996 were:

  • Full Moon in Cancer: Friday, January 5 at 3:51 p.m.
  • New Moon in Capricorn: Saturday, January 20 at 7:50 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Leo: Sunday, February 4 at 10:58 a.m.
  • New Moon in Aquarius: Sunday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Virgo: Tuesday, March 5 at 4:23 a.m.
  • New Moon in Pisces: Tuesday, March 19 at 5:45 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Libra: Wednesday, April 3 at 7:07 p.m.
  • New Moon in Aries: Wednesday, April 17 at 6:49 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Scorpio: Friday, May 3 at 7:48 a.m.
  • New Moon in Taurus: Friday, May 17 at 7:46 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius: Saturday, June 1 at 4:47 p.m.
  • New Moon in Gemini: Saturday, June 15 at 9:36 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Capricorn: Sunday, June 30 at 11:58 p.m.
  • New Moon in Cancer: Monday, July 15 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Aquarius: Tuesday, July 30 at 6:35 a.m.
  • New Moon in Leo: Wednesday, August 14 at 3:34 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Pisces: Wednesday, August 28 at 1:52 p.m.
  • New Moon in Virgo: Thursday, September 12 at 7:07 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Aries: Thursday, September 26 at 10:51 p.m.
  • New Moon in Libra: Saturday, October 12 at 10:14 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Taurus: Saturday, October 26 at 10:11 a.m.
  • New Moon in Scorpio: Sunday, November 10 at 11:16 p.m.
  • Full Moon in Gemini: Sunday, November 24 at 11:10 p.m.
  • New Moon in Sagittarius: Tuesday, December 10 at 11:56 a.m.
  • Full Moon in Cancer: Tuesday, December 24 at 3:41 p.m.

Moon Phases in 1996

Each month, there are typically four moon phases; occasionally, the calendar aligns to have five.

MonthMoon PhaseDate & TimeSeason
JanuaryFull MoonFriday, January 5, 3:51 p.m.Winter
JanuaryLast QuarterSaturday, January 13, 3:45 p.m.Winter
JanuaryNew MoonSaturday, January 20, 7:50 a.m.Winter
JanuaryFirst QuarterSaturday, January 27, 6:14 a.m.Winter
FebruaryFull MoonSunday, February 4, 10:58 a.m.Winter
FebruaryLast QuarterMonday, February 12, 3:37 a.m.Winter
FebruaryNew MoonSunday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.Winter
FebruaryFirst QuarterMonday, February 26, 12:52 a.m.Winter
MarchFull MoonTuesday, March 5, 4:23 a.m.Winter
MarchLast QuarterTuesday, March 12, 12:15 p.m.Winter
MarchNew MoonTuesday, March 19, 5:45 a.m.Winter
MarchFirst QuarterTuesday, March 26, 8:31 p.m.Spring
AprilFull MoonWednesday, April 3, 7:07 p.m.Spring
AprilLast QuarterWednesday, April 10, 7:36 p.m.Spring
AprilNew MoonWednesday, April 17, 6:49 p.m.Spring
AprilFirst QuarterThursday, April 25, 4:40 p.m.Spring
MayFull MoonFriday, May 3, 7:48 a.m.Spring
MayLast QuarterFriday, May 10, 1:04 a.m.Spring
MayNew MoonFriday, May 17, 7:46 a.m.Spring
MayFirst QuarterSaturday, May 25, 10:13 a.m.Spring
JuneFull MoonSaturday, June 1, 4:47 p.m.Spring
JuneLast QuarterSaturday, June 8, 7:05 a.m.Spring
JuneNew MoonSaturday, June 15, 9:36 p.m.Spring
JuneFirst QuarterMonday, June 24, 1:23 a.m.Summer
JuneFull MoonSunday, June 30, 11:58 p.m.Summer
JulyLast QuarterSunday, July 7, 2:55 p.m.Summer
JulyNew MoonMonday, July 15, 12:15 p.m.Summer
JulyFirst QuarterTuesday, July 23, 1:49 p.m.Summer
JulyFull MoonTuesday, July 30, 6:35 a.m.Summer
AugustLast QuarterTuesday, August 6, 1:25 a.m.Summer
AugustNew MoonWednesday, August 14, 3:34 a.m.Summer
AugustFirst QuarterWednesday, August 21, 11:36 p.m.Summer
AugustFull MoonWednesday, August 28, 1:52 p.m.Summer
SeptemberLast QuarterWednesday, September 4, 3:06 p.m.Summer
SeptemberNew MoonThursday, September 12, 7:07 p.m.Summer
SeptemberFirst QuarterFriday, September 20, 7:23 a.m.Summer
SeptemberFull MoonThursday, September 26, 10:51 p.m.Autumn
OctoberLast QuarterFriday, October 4, 8:04 a.m.Autumn
OctoberNew MoonSaturday, October 12, 10:14 a.m.Autumn
OctoberFirst QuarterSaturday, October 19, 2:09 p.m.Autumn
OctoberFull MoonSaturday, October 26, 10:11 a.m.Autumn
NovemberLast QuarterSunday, November 3, 2:50 a.m.Autumn
NovemberNew MoonSunday, November 10, 11:16 p.m.Autumn
NovemberFirst QuarterSunday, November 17, 8:09 p.m.Autumn
NovemberFull MoonSunday, November 24, 11:10 p.m.Autumn
DecemberLast QuarterTuesday, December 3, 12:06 a.m.Autumn
DecemberNew MoonTuesday, December 10, 11:56 a.m.Autumn
DecemberFirst QuarterTuesday, December 17, 4:31 a.m.Autumn
DecemberFull MoonTuesday, December 24, 3:41 p.m.Winter

Sources

The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time adjusted for Daylight Saving Time for part of the year in the United States (USA). Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.