New and Full Moons in 2021: Dates, Names, & Signs of the Moons

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Take a look back at the new and full moons in 2021. There were 12 new moons and 12 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 2021

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 2021

In 2021 there were 12 new moons and 12 full moons during the year.

  • New Moon in January – January 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM
  • Full Moon in January – January 28, 2021 at 2:16 PM
  • New Moon in February – February 11, 2021 at 2:06 PM
  • Full Moon in February – February 27, 2021 at 3:17 AM
  • New Moon in March – March 13, 2021 at 5:21 AM
  • Full Moon in March – March 28, 2021 at 2:48 PM
  • New Moon in April – April 11, 2021 at 10:31 PM
  • Full Moon in April – April 26, 2021 at 11:31 PM
  • New Moon in May – May 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Full Moon in May – May 26, 2021 at 7:14 AM
  • New Moon in June – June 10, 2021 at 6:53 AM
  • Full Moon in June – June 24, 2021 at 2:40 PM
  • New Moon in July – July 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM
  • Full Moon in July – July 23, 2021 at 10:37 PM
  • New Moon in August – August 8, 2021 at 9:50 AM
  • Full Moon in August – August 22, 2021 at 8:02 AM
  • New Moon in September – September 6, 2021 at 8:52 PM
  • Full Moon in September – September 20, 2021 at 7:55 PM
  • New Moon in October – October 6, 2021 at 7:05 AM
  • Full Moon in October – October 20, 2021 at 10:57 AM
  • New Moon in November – November 4, 2021 at 5:15 PM
  • Full Moon: in November – November 19, 2021 at 3:58 AM
  • New Moon in December – December 4, 2021 at 2:43 AM
  • Full Moon in December – December 18, 2021 at 11:36 PM

Names of the New Moons and Full Moons

The new and full moons in 2021 were:

New Wolf Moon: January 13, 2021

The new moon in January 2021 was on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

Full Wolf Moon: January 28, 2021

The full moon in January 2021 was on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:16 PM EST. The Full Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

New Snow Moon: February 11, 2021

The new moon in February 2021 was on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 2:06 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

Full Snow Moon: February 27, 2021

The full moon in February 2021 was on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3:17 AM EST. The Full Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

New Worm Moon: March 13, 2021

The new moon in March 2021 was on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 5:21 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

Full Worm Moon: March 28, 2021

The full moon in March 2021 was on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2:48 PM EDT. The Super Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

New Pink Moon: April 11, 2021

The new moon in April 2021 was on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:31 PM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

Full Pink Moon: April 26, 2021

The full moon in April 2021 was on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:31 PM EDT. The Super Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

New Flower Moon: May 11, 2021

The new moon in May 2021 was on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The May 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

Full Flower Moon: May 26, 2021

The full moon in May 2021 was on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:14 AM EDT. The Super Flower Blood Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. The lunar eclipse in May was a Total Lunar Eclipse.

New Strawberry Moon: June 10, 2021

The new moon in June 2021 was on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:53 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini. The solar eclipse in June was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 24, 2021

The full moon in June 2021 was on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 2:40 PM EDT. The Super Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

New Buck Moon: July 9, 2021

The new moon in July 2021 was on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

Full Buck Moon: July 23, 2021

The full moon in July 2021 was on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:37 PM EDT. The Full Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

New Sturgeon Moon: August 8, 2021

The new moon in August 2021 was on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:50 AM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

Full Sturgeon Moon: August 22, 2021

The full moon in August 2021 was on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 8:02 AM EDT. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the third full moon of Summer. The August 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius. As the third full moon in a season with four, the August Full Moon was called a Seasonal Blue Moon.

New Harvest Moon: September 6, 2021

The new moon in September 2021 was on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 8:52 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

Full Harvest Moon: September 20, 2021

The full moon in September 2021 was on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:55 PM EDT. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

New Hunter’s Moon: October 6, 2021

The new moon in October 2021 was on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:05 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 20, 2021

The full moon in October 2021 was on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:57 AM EDT. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

New Beaver Moon: November 4, 2021

The new moon in November 2021 was on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 5:15 PM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The November 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio.

Full Beaver Moon: November 19, 2021

The full moon in November 2021 was on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 3:58 AM EST. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. The lunar eclipse in November was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

New Cold Moon: December 4, 2021

The new moon in December 2021 was on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2:43 AM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The December 2021 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius. The solar eclipse in December was a Total Solar Eclipse.

Full Cold Moon: December 18, 2021

The full moon in December 2021 was on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11:36 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 2021 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

Learn more about the 2021 New Moons and the 2021 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.


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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.