New and Full Moons in 2020: Dates, Names, & Signs of the Moons

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Take a look back at the new and full moons in 2020. There were 12 new moons and 13 full moons during the year.

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 between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or 29.53 days on average, also called a  synodic month.

Two photos of the moon for the dates of the new and full moons in 2020

All dates and times are in United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

Dates of the New and Full Moons in 2020

In 2020 there were 12 new moons and 13 full moons during the year.

  • Full Moon in January – January 10, 2020 at 2:21 PM
  • New Moon in January – January 24, 2020 at 4:42 PM
  • Full Moon in February – February 9, 2020 at 2:33 AM
  • New Moon in February – February 23, 2020 at 10:32 AM
  • Full Moon in March – March 9, 2020 at 1:48 PM
  • New Moon in March – March 24, 2020 at 5:28 AM
  • Full Moon in April – April 7, 2020 at 10:35 PM
  • New Moon in April – April 22, 2020 at 10:26 PM
  • Full Moon in May – May 7, 2020 at 6:45 AM
  • New Moon in May – May 22, 2020 at 1:39 PM
  • Full Moon in June – June 5, 2020 at 3:12 PM
  • New Moon in June – June 21, 2020 at 2:41 AM
  • Full Moon in July – July 5, 2020 at 12:44 AM
  • New Moon in July – July 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM
  • Full Moon in August – August 3, 2020 at 11:59 AM
  • New Moon in August – August 18, 2020 at 10:41 PM
  • Full Moon in September – September 2, 2020 at 1:22 AM
  • New Moon in September – September 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • Full Moon in October – October 1, 2020 at 5:05 PM
  • New Moon in October – October 16, 2020 at 3:31 PM
  • Blue Moon in October – October 31, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  • New Moon in November – November 15, 2020 at 12:07 AM
  • Full Moon in November – November 30, 2020 at 4:30 AM
  • New Moon in December – December 14, 2020 at 11:17 AM
  • Full Moon in December – December 29, 2020 at 10:28 PM

Names of the New Moons and Full Moons

The new and full moons in 2020 were:

Full Wolf Moon: January 10, 2020

The full moon in January 2020 was on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:21 PM EST. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer. The lunar eclipse in January was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

New Snow Moon: January 24, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

Full Snow Moon: February 9, 2020

The full moon in February 2020 was on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:33 AM EST. The Super Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

New Worm Moon: February 23, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

Full Worm Moon: March 9, 2020

The full moon in March 2020 was on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 1:48 PM EDT. The Super Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

New Pink Moon: March 24, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

Full Pink Moon: April 7, 2020

The full moon in April 2020 was on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:35 PM EDT. The Super Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

New Flower Moon: April 22, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

Full Flower Moon: May 7, 2020

The full moon in May 2020 was on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:45 AM EDT. The Super Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

New Strawberry Moon: May 22, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 5, 2020

The full moon in June 2020 was on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3:12 PM EDT. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. The lunar eclipse in June was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

New Buck Moon: June 21, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer. The solar eclipse in June was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

Full Buck Moon: July 5, 2020

The full moon in July 2020 was on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 12:44 AM EDT. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. The lunar eclipse in July was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

New Sturgeon Moon: July 20, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

Full Sturgeon Moon: August 3, 2020

The full moon in August 2020 was on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:59 AM EDT. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

New Corn Moon: August 18, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Leo. As the third new moon in a season with four, the August New Moon was called a Seasonal Black Moon.

Full Corn Moon: September 2, 2020

The full moon in September 2020 was on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:22 AM EDT. The Full Corn Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

New Harvest Moon: September 17, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

Full Harvest Moon: October 1, 2020

The full moon in October 2020 was on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:05 PM EDT. The Full Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

New Blue Moon: October 16, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

Full Blue Moon: October 31, 2020

The blue moon in October 2020 was on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:49 AM EDT. The Full Blue Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. The October Blue Moon was a rare Halloween Full Moon.

New Beaver Moon: November 15, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

Full Beaver Moon: November 30, 2020

The full moon in November 2020 was on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:30 AM EST. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. The lunar eclipse in November was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

New Cold Moon: December 14, 2020

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 2020 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius. The solar eclipse in December was a Total Solar Eclipse.

Full Cold Moon: December 29, 2020

The full moon in December 2020 was on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:28 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December 2020 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer.

Learn more about the 2020 New Moons and the 2020 Full Moons.

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.

A new moon is the first lunar phase, which occurs on average about once a month or 29.53 days. 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. It happens about once a month, or 29.53 days on average.

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.


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.