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1991 New Moon Calendar with 12 new moons

The New Moons 1991 Calendar had 12 new moons, solstices, equinoxes, and solar eclipses to help you look back at past dates.

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.

Typically there are 12 new moons each year, and 1991 followed the usual pattern of other years.

Watercolor picture of the moon for the 1991 New Moon Calendar

The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time (ET) account for both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year. Also included is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local time zone may differ, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.

The supermoons are based on the calculations by AstroPixels.

What were the dates of the New Moons in 1991?

In 1991 there were 12 new moons. The dates and times of the new moons in 1991 were:

  1. January 15, 1991 at 6:50 PM EST
  2. February 14, 1991 at 12:32 PM EST
  3. March 16, 1991 at 3:11 AM EST
  4. April 14, 1991 at 3:38 PM EDT
  5. May 14, 1991 at 12:36 AM EDT
  6. June 12, 1991 at 8:06 AM EDT
  7. July 11, 1991 at 3:06 PM EDT
  8. August 9, 1991 at 10:28 PM EDT
  9. September 8, 1991 at 7:01 AM EDT
  10. October 7, 1991 at 5:39 PM EDT
  11. November 6, 1991 at 6:11 AM EST
  12. December 5, 1991 at 10:56 PM EST

Ready to dive a little deeper into the 1991 dates? Take a look at each month, the dates of each new moon, the eclipses that occurred, and the dates for the equinoxes and solstices.

New Moon Calendar 1991

For 1991, there were 12 new moons. The year started off with its first new moon in mid-January setting up the year to have 12 new moons during the year. Here’s a quick summary of the dates of each of the new moons and how they fit into each season.

Here are the dates of 1991 New Moons:

January 15, 1991 (New Wolf Moon)

The new moon in January 1991 was on Tuesday January 15, 1991. The New Wolf Moon was the first new moon of the Winter 1990-1991 season as the December 1990 new moon occurred before the Winter Solstice. Also during the January New Moon, there was an Annular Solar Eclipse.

February 14, 1991 (New Snow Moon)

The new moon in February 1991 was on Thursday February 14, 1991. The New Snow Moon was a Valentine’s Day New moon. This was the second new moon of the Winter 1990-1991 season.

March 16, 1991 (New Worm Moon)

The new moon in March 1991 was on Saturday March 16, 1991. The New Worm Moon was the third and last new moon of the Winter 1990-1991 season as it happened a few days before the Spring Equinox 1991.

April 14, 1991 (New Pink Moon)

The new moon in April 1991 was on Sunday April 14, 1991. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of the Spring 1991 season because the March new moon occurred before the Spring Equinox that year.

May 14, 1991 (New Flower Moon)

The new moon in May 1991 was on Tuesday May 14, 1991. The New Flower Moon was the second spring new moon that year.

June 12, 1991 (New Strawberry Moon)

The new moon in June 1991 was on Wednesday June 12, 1991. The New Strawberry Moon was the third and last new moon of the Spring 1991 season as it happened about a week before the Summer Solstice.

July 11, 1991 (New Buck Moon)

The new moon in July 1991 was on Thursday July 11, 1991. The New Buck Moon, was the first new moon of the Summer 1991 season. Also during the July New Moon, there was a Total Solar Eclipse.

August 9, 1991 (New Sturgeon Moon)

The new moon in August 1991 was on Friday August 9, 1991. The New Sturgeon Moon was the second new moon of the Summer 1991 season.

September 8, 1991 (New Harvest Moon)

The new moon in September 1991 was Sunday September 8, 1991. The New Harvest Moon was the third and last new moon of the Summer 1991 season as it happened about two weeks before the Autumn Equinox.

October 7, 1991 (New Hunter’s Moon)

The new moon in October 1991 was on Monday October 7, 1991. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of the Autumn 1991 season.

November 6, 1991 (New Beaver Moon)

The new moon in November 1991 was on Wednesday November 6, 1991. The New Beaver Moon was the second new moon of the Autumn 1991 season.

December 5, 1991 (New Cold Moon)

The new moon in December 1991 was on Thursday December 5, 1991. The New Cold Moon was the last new moon of the Autumn 1991 season as it occurred more than two weeks before the Winter Solstice.

What were the names of 1991 new moons?

The names of the 1991 new moons were:

  • January: New Wolf Moon
  • February: New Snow Moon
  • March: New Worm Moon
  • April: New Pink Moon
  • May: New Flower Moon
  • June: New Strawberry Moon
  • July: New Buck Moon
  • August: New Sturgeon Moon
  • September: New Harvest Moon
  • October: New Hunter’s Moon
  • November: New Beaver Moon
  • December: New Cold Moon

For all of 1991, the new moon was in the same month as its full moon, resulting in the names matching.

The September new moon is called the New Harvest Moon because the September Full Moon was closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October Full Moon.

Was there a black moon in 1991?

No, there was not a black moon in 1991 because each month had one new moon and each season had three new moons.

There are four different definitions of a black moon. A black moon occurs when a month either has no new moon or a season has 4 new moons. A seasonal black moon occurs when a season has 4 new moons, making the third new moon the black moon. The other definitions of a black moon include February not having both a new and full moon within the month.

1991 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1991 dates for the equinoxes and solstices were as follows:

Equinox / Solstice Date US Eastern Time UTC Time
Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20, 1991 10:02 PM EST 3:02 AM UTC
(March 21)
Summer Solstice June 21, 1991 5:19 PM EDT 9:19 PM UTC
Autumn Equinox September 23, 1991 8:48 AM EDT 12:48 PM UTC
(September 22)
Winter Solstice December 22, 1991 3:54 AM EST 8:54 AM UTC

The first new moon after Spring Equinox 1991 was on Sunday April 14, 1991. The spring season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Summer Solstice 1991 was on Thursday July 11, 1991. The summer season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Autumn Equinox 1991 was on Monday October 7, 1991. The autumn season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Winter Solstice 1991 was on Saturday January 4, 1992. It was the January 1992 new moon. The winter season had 3 new moons.

New Moons 1991 Calendar