New and Full Moons in 2022: Dates, Names, & Signs of the Moons

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Take a look back at the new and full moons in 2022. There were 13 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 2022

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 2022

In 2022 there were 13 new moons and 12 full moons during the year.

  • New Moon in January – January 2, 2022 at 1:33 PM
  • Full Moon in January – January 17, 2022 at 6:48 PM
  • New Moon in February – February 1, 2022 at 12:46 AM
  • Full Moon in February – February 16, 2022 at 11:57 AM
  • New Moon in March – March 2, 2022 at 12:35 PM
  • Full Moon in March – March 18, 2022 at 3:17 AM
  • New Moon in April – April 1, 2022 at 2:24 AM
  • Full Moon in April – April 16, 2022 at 2:55 PM
  • Black Moon in April – April 30, 2022 at 4:28 PM
  • Full Moon in May – May 16, 2022 at 12:14 AM
  • New Moon in May – May 30, 2022 at 7:30 AM
  • Full Moon in June – June 14, 2022 at 7:52 AM
  • New Moon in June – June 28, 2022 at 10:52 PM
  • Full Moon in July – July 13, 2022 at 2:37 PM
  • New Moon in July – July 28, 2022 at 1:55 PM
  • Full Moon in August – August 11, 2022 at 9:36 PM
  • New Moon in August – August 27, 2022 at 4:17 AM
  • Full Moon in September – September 10, 2022 at 5:59 AM
  • New Moon in September – September 25, 2022 at 5:54 PM
  • Full Moon in October – October 9, 2022 at 4:55 PM
  • New Moon in October – October 25, 2022 at 6:49 AM
  • Full Moon in November – November 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM
  • New Moon in November – November 23, 2022 at 5:57 PM
  • Full Moon in December – December 7, 2022 at 11:08 PM
  • New Moon in December – December 23, 2022 at 5:17 AM

Names of the New Moons and Full Moons

The new and full moons in 2022 were:

New Wolf Moon: January 2, 2022

The new moon in January 2022 was on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 1:33 PM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The January 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

Full Wolf Moon: January 17, 2022

The full moon in January 2022 was on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 6:48 PM EST. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer.

New Snow Moon: February 1, 2022

The new moon in February 2022 was on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 12:46 AM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The February 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Aquarius.

Full Snow Moon: February 16, 2022

The full moon in February 2022 was on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11:57 AM EST. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

New Worm Moon: March 2, 2022

The new moon in March 2022 was on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 12:35 PM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The March 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

Full Worm Moon: March 18, 2022

The full moon in March 2022 was on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 3:17 AM EDT. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

New Pink Moon: April 1, 2022

The new moon in April 2022 was on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2:24 AM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The April 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

Full Pink Moon: April 16, 2022

The full moon in April 2022 was on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2:55 PM EDT. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

New Flower Moon: April 30, 2022

The new moon in April 2022 was on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 4:28 PM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus. The solar eclipse in April was a Partial Solar Eclipse.

Full Flower Moon: May 16, 2022

The full moon in May 2022 was on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 12:14 AM EDT. The Super Flower Blood Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. The lunar eclipse in May was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

New Strawberry Moon: May 30, 2022

The new moon in May 2022 was on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 7:30 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The May 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 14, 2022

The full moon in June 2022 was on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 7:52 AM EDT. The Super Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius.

New Buck Moon: June 28, 2022

The new moon in June 2022 was on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:52 PM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The June 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

Full Buck Moon: July 13, 2022

The full moon in July 2022 was on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 2:37 PM EDT. The Super Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

New Sturgeon Moon: July 28, 2022

The new moon in July 2022 was on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:55 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The July 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

Full Sturgeon Moon: August 11, 2022

The full moon in August 2022 was on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 9:36 PM EDT. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius.

New Harvest Moon: August 27, 2022

The new moon in August 2022 was on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 4:17 AM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The August 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

Full Harvest Moon: September 10, 2022

The full moon in September 2022 was on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 5:59 AM EDT. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

New Hunter’s Moon: September 25, 2022

The new moon in September 2022 was on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 5:54 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The September 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 9, 2022

The full moon in October 2022 was on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:55 PM EDT. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

New Beaver Moon: October 25, 2022

The new moon in October 2022 was on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:49 AM EDT. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of Autumn. The October 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Scorpio. The solar eclipse in October was a Partial Solar Eclipse.

Full Beaver Moon: November 8, 2022

The full moon in November 2022 was on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM EST. The Beaver Blood Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. The lunar eclipse in November was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

New Cold Moon: November 23, 2022

The new moon in November 2022 was on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 5:57 PM EST. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of Autumn. The November 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Sagittarius.

Full Cold Moon: December 7, 2022

The full moon in December 2022 was on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:08 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December 2022 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

New Wolf Moon: December 23, 2022

The new moon in December 2022 was on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 5:17 AM EST. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of Winter. The December 2022 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

Learn more about the 2022 New Moons and the 2022 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.