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New and Full Moons in 2026: Dates, Names, & Signs of the Moons

Take a look back at the new and full moons in 2026. 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.

Two photos of the moon for the dates of the new and full moons in 2026

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 2026

In 2026 there were 12 new moons and 13 full moons during the year.

  • Full Moon in January – January 3, 2026 at 5:03 AM
  • New Moon in January – January 18, 2026 at 2:52 PM
  • Full Moon in February – February 1, 2026 at 5:09 PM
  • New Moon in February – February 17, 2026 at 7:01 AM
  • Full Moon in March – March 3, 2026 at 6:38 AM
  • New Moon in March – March 18, 2026 at 9:23 PM
  • Full Moon in April – April 1, 2026 at 10:12 PM
  • New Moon in April – April 17, 2026 at 7:52 AM
  • Full Moon in May – May 1, 2026 at 1:23 PM
  • New Moon in May – May 16, 2026 at 4:01 PM
  • Blue Moon in May – May 31, 2026 at 4:45 AM
  • New Moon in June – June 14, 2026 at 10:54 PM
  • Full Moon in June – June 29, 2026 at 7:57 PM
  • New Moon in July – July 14, 2026 at 5:43 AM
  • Full Moon in July – July 29, 2026 at 10:36 AM
  • New Moon in August – August 12, 2026 at 1:37 PM
  • Full Moon in August – August 28, 2026 at 12:18 AM
  • New Moon in September – September 10, 2026 at 11:27 PM
  • Full Moon in September – September 26, 2026 at 12:49 PM
  • New Moon in October – October 10, 2026 at 11:50 AM
  • Full Moon in October – October 26, 2026 at 12:12 AM
  • New Moon in November – November 9, 2026 at 2:02 AM
  • Full Moon in November – November 24, 2026 at 9:53 AM
  • New Moon in December – December 8, 2026 at 7:52 PM
  • Full Moon in December – December 23, 2026 at 8:28 PM

Names of the New Moons and Full Moons

The new and full moons in 2026 were:

Full Wolf Moon: January 3, 2026

The full moon in January 2026 will be on Saturday, January 3, 2026 at 5:03 AM EST. The Super Wolf Moon will be the first full moon of Winter. The January 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Cancer.

New Snow Moon: January 18, 2026

The new moon in January 2026 will be on Sunday, January 18, 2026 at 2:52 PM EST. The New Snow Moon will be the first new moon of Winter. The January 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Capricorn.

Full Snow Moon: February 1, 2026

The full moon in February 2026 will be on Sunday, February 1, 2026 at 5:09 PM EST. The Full Snow Moon will be the second full moon of Winter. The February 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Leo.

New Worm Moon: February 17, 2026

The new moon in February 2026 will be on Tuesday, February 17, 2026 at 7:01 AM EST. The New Worm Moon will be the second new moon of Winter. The February 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Aquarius. The solar eclipse in February will be an Annular Solar Eclipse.

Full Worm Moon: March 3, 2026

The full moon in March 2026 will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2026 at 6:38 AM EST. The Worm Blood Moon will be the last full moon of Winter. The March 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Virgo. The lunar eclipse in March will be a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

New Pink Moon: March 18, 2026

The new moon in March 2026 will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2026 at 9:23 PM EDT. The New Pink Moon will be the last new moon of Winter. The March 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Pisces.

Full Pink Moon: April 1, 2026

The full moon in April 2026 will be on Wednesday, April 1, 2026 at 10:12 PM EDT. The Full Pink Moon will be the first full moon of Spring. The April 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Libra.

New Flower Moon: April 17, 2026

The new moon in April 2026 will be on Friday, April 17, 2026 at 7:52 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon will be the first new moon of Spring. The April 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Aries.

Full Flower Moon: May 1, 2026

The full moon in May 2026 will be on Friday, May 1, 2026 at 1:23 PM EDT. The Full Flower Moon will be the second full moon of Spring. The May 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Scorpio.

New Blue Moon: May 16, 2026

The new moon in May 2026 will be on Saturday, May 16, 2026 at 4:01 PM EDT. The New Blue Moon will be the second new moon of Spring. The May 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Taurus.

Full Blue Moon: May 31, 2026

The blue moon in May 2026 will be on Sunday, May 31, 2026 at 4:45 AM EDT. The Full Blue Moon will be the last full moon of Spring. The May 2026 Blue Moon will be the full moon in Sagittarius.

New Strawberry Moon: June 14, 2026

The new moon in June 2026 will be on Sunday, June 14, 2026 at 10:54 PM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon will be the last new moon of Spring. The June 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Gemini.

Full Strawberry Moon: June 29, 2026

The full moon in June 2026 will be on Monday, June 29, 2026 at 7:57 PM EDT. The Full Strawberry Moon will be the first full moon of Summer. The June 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Capricorn.

New Buck Moon: July 14, 2026

The new moon in July 2026 will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2026 at 5:43 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon will be the first new moon of Summer. The July 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Cancer.

Full Buck Moon: July 29, 2026

The full moon in July 2026 will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2026 at 10:36 AM EDT. The Full Buck Moon will be the second full moon of Summer. The July 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Aquarius.

New Sturgeon Moon: August 12, 2026

The new moon in August 2026 will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2026 at 1:37 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon will be the second new moon of Summer. The August 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Leo. The solar eclipse in August will be a Total Solar Eclipse.

Full Sturgeon Moon: August 28, 2026

The full moon in August 2026 will be on Friday, August 28, 2026 at 12:18 AM EDT. The Full Sturgeon Moon will be the last full moon of Summer. The August 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Pisces. The lunar eclipse in August will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

New Harvest Moon: September 10, 2026

The new moon in September 2026 will be on Thursday, September 10, 2026 at 11:27 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon will be the last new moon of Summer. The September 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Virgo.

Full Harvest Moon: September 26, 2026

The full moon in September 2026 will be on Saturday, September 26, 2026 at 12:49 PM EDT. The Full Harvest Moon will be the first full moon of Autumn. The September 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Aries.

New Hunter’s Moon: October 10, 2026

The new moon in October 2026 will be on Saturday, October 10, 2026 at 11:50 AM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon will be the first new moon of Autumn. The October 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Libra.

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 26, 2026

The full moon in October 2026 will be on Monday, October 26, 2026 at 12:12 AM EDT. The Full Hunter’s Moon will be the second full moon of Autumn. The October 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Taurus.

New Beaver Moon: November 9, 2026

The new moon in November 2026 will be on Monday, November 9, 2026 at 2:02 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon will be the second new moon of Autumn. The November 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Scorpio.

Full Beaver Moon: November 24, 2026

The full moon in November 2026 will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2026 at 9:53 AM EST. The Super Beaver Moon will be the last full moon of Autumn. The November 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Gemini.

New Cold Moon: December 8, 2026

The new moon in December 2026 will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2026 at 7:52 PM EST. The New Cold Moon will be the last new moon of Autumn. The December 2026 New Moon will be the new moon in Sagittarius.

Full Cold Moon: December 23, 2026

The full moon in December 2026 will be on Wednesday, December 23, 2026 at 8:28 PM EST. The Super Cold Moon will be the first full moon of Winter. The December 2026 Full Moon will be the full moon in Cancer.

Learn more about the 2026 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.