2020 New Moons: Calendar of 12 New Moons

The New Moon 2020 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.

What were the 2020 New Moon Dates?

2020 had 12 new moons. Here is a quick list of the 2020 new moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

2020 New MoonDate & Time (Eastern)Date & Time (UTC)New Moon Name
January New MoonJanuary 24, 2020 4:42 PM ETJanuary 24, 2020 9:42 PM UTCNew Snow Moon
February New MoonFebruary 23, 2020 10:32 AM ETFebruary 23, 2020 3:32 PMNew Worm Moon
March New MoonMarch 24, 2020 5:28 AM ETMarch 24, 2020 10:28 AM UTCNew Pink Moon
April New MoonApril 22, 2020 10:26 PM ETApril 23, 2020 3:26 AM UTCNew Flower Moon
May New MoonMay 22, 2020 1:39 PM ETMay 22, 2020 6:39 PM UTCNew Strawberry Moon
June New MoonJune 21, 2020 2:41 AM ETJune 21, 2020 7:41 AM UTCNew Buck Moon
July New MoonJuly 20, 2020 1:33 PM ETJuly 20, 2020 6:33 PM UTCNew Sturgeon Moon
August New MoonAugust 18, 2020 10:41 PM ETAugust 19, 2020 3:41 AM UTCNew Corn Moon
September New MoonSeptember 17, 2020 7:00 AM ETSeptember 17, 2020 12:00 PM UTCNew Harvest Moon
October New MoonOctober 16, 2020 3:31 PM ETOctober 16, 2020 8:31 PM UTCNew Blue Moon
November New MoonNovember 15, 2020 12:07 AM ETNovember 15, 2020 5:07 AM UTCNew Beaver Moon
December New MoonDecember 14, 2020 11:17 AM ETDecember 14, 2020 4:17 PM UTCNew Cold Moon

Ready to dive a little deeper into the 2020 dates? Continue below to look at each month, the dates of each new moon, the eclipses that occurred, and the dates for the equinoxes and solstices.

Related: Full Moons in 2020

Picture of moon for the 2020 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 in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local time zone may be different, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.

New Moon Calendar 2020

For 2020, there were 12 new moons. The year started off with its first new moon later in late-January setting up the year to only have 1 new moon per month. Here’s a quick summary of the dates of each of the new moons and how they fit into each season.

The dates of 2020 New Moons were:

January 24, 2020 (New Snow Moon)

The January 2020 new moon, also called the New Snow Moon, was on Friday January 24, 2020 4:42 PM ET or 9:42 PM UTC. It was the first new moon of 2020 and the second new moon of the Winter 2019-2020 season. The December 2019 new moon occurred less than a week after the Winter Solstice.

February 23, 2020 (New Worm Moon)

The February 2020 new moon, also called the new New Worm Moon, was on Sunday February 23, 2020 10:32 AM ET or 3:32 PM UTC. It was the second new moon of 2020 and the third and last new moon of the Winter 2019-2020 season.

March 24, 2020 (New Pink Moon)

The March 2020 new moon, also called the New Pink Moon, was on Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:28 AM ET or 10:28 AM UTC. It was the third new moon of 2020, and the first new moon of the Spring 2020 season. The March new moon happened a few days after the Spring Equinox 2020.

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) was Thursday March 19, 2020 11:50 PM ET or March 20, 2020 4:50 AM UTC.

April 22, 2020 (New Flower Moon)

The April 2020 new moon was on Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:26 PM ET or April 23, 2020 3:26 AM UTC. It was the fourth new moon of 2020, and the second new moon of the Spring 2020 season.

May 22, 2020 (New Strawberry Moon)

The May 2020 New Moon, also called the New Strawberry Moon, was on Friday May 22, 2020 1:39 PM ET or 6:39 PM UTC. It was the fifth new moon of 2020 and the third and last new moon of the Spring 2020 season.

June 21, 2020 (New Buck Moon)

The June 2020 New Moon, also called the New Buck Moon, was on Sunday June 21, 2020 2:41 AM ET or 7:41 AM UTC. It was the sixth new moon of 2020 and the first new moon of the Summer 2020 season. The June New Moon happened about a day after the Summer Solstice. This also set up the Summer season to have 4 new moons.

The Summer Solstice was on the calendar for Saturday June 20, 2020 5:43 PM ET or 10:43 PM UTC. It occurred before the June new moon that year.

July 20, 2020 (New Sturgeon Moon)

The July 2020 new moon, also called the New Sturgeon Moon, was on Monday July 20, 2020 1:33 PM ET or 6:33 PM UTC. This was the second new moon of the Summer 2020 season.

August 18, 2020 (New Corn Moon)

The August 2020 new moon, also called the New Corn Moon, was on Tuesday August 18, 2020 10:41 PM ET or August 19, 2020 3:41 AM UTC. It was the eigth new moon of 2020 and was the third new moon of the Summer 2020 season. It was also considered a seasonal black moon because it was the third new moon during a season with four new moons.

September 17, 2020 (New Harvest Moon)

The September 2020 new moon, also called the New Harvest Moon, was on Thursday September 17, 2020 7:00 AM ET or 12:00 PM UTC. It was the nineth new moon of 2020 and the fourth and last new moon of the Summer 2020 season.

The Autumn Equinox was on the calendar for Tuesday September 22, 2020 9:31 AM ET or 2:31 PM UTC.

October 16, 2020 (New Blue Moon)

The October 2020 New Moon, also called the New Blue Moon, was on Friday October 16, 2020 3:31 PM ET or 8:31 PM UTC. It was the tenth new moon of 2020. It was the first new moon of the Autumn 2020 season.

The October new moon was called the New Blue Moon because October had two full moons that year. This new moon was the start of the lunar cycle for the second October New Moon.

November 15, 2020 (New Beaver Moon)

The November 2020 New Moon, also called the New Beaver Moon, was on Sunday November 15, 2020 12:07 AM ET or 5:07 AM UTC. It was the eleventh new moon of 2020 and the second new moon of the Autumn 2020 season.

December 14, 2020 (New Cold Moon)

The December 2020 New Moon, also called the New Cold Moon, was on Monday December 14, 2020 11:17 AM ET or 4:17 PM UTC. It was the twelveth and last new moon of 2020. It was also the third and last new moon of the Autumn 2020 season.

Also during the December new moon there was a total solar eclipse that happened about 2 minutes before the peak of the new moon.

The Winter Solstice was on the calendar for Monday December 21, 2020 5:02 AM ET or 10:02 AM UTC. The December new moon occurred before the Winter season began.

What were the names of 2020 new moons?

The names of the 2020 new moons were:

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

The new moons take their name based on the date of their associated full moon. Sometimes the new moon is in the same month as its full moon, while in others it’s in the month prior.

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

Related: 2020 Full Moons

Was there a black moon in 2020?

Yes, The August 2020 new moon was considered to be a seasonal black moon because it was the third new moon in a season with four new moons.

There are four potential definitions for a black moon, though all unofficial. As a result, it’s not rare to have a black moon in a year. It’s not possible to have all four in one year.

  • A month with two new moons
  • A month without a full moon, only a new moon
  • A month without a new moon, only a full moon
  • A season with four new moons, making the third a seasonal black moon

Because February has either 28 or 29 days, it’s the only calendar month that may not have both a new moon and a full moon in a given year.

There are four potential definitions for a black moon, though all unofficial. As a result, it’s not rare to have a black moon in a year. It’s not possible to have all four in one year.

  • A month with two new moons
  • A month without a full moon, only a new moon
  • A month without a new moon, only a full moon
  • A season with four new moons, making the third a seasonal black moon

Because February has either 28 or 29 days, it’s the only calendar month that may not have both a new moon and a full moon in a given year.

2020 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2020 dates for the equinoxes and solstices were as follows:

Equinox/SolsticeMonth2020 DateUTC Time
Vernal Equinox (Spring)MarchMarch 19, 2020 11:50 PM ETMarch 20, 2020 4:50 AM UTC
Summer SolsticeJuneJune 20, 2020 5:43 PM ET10:43 PM UTC
Autumn EquinoxSeptemberSeptember 22, 2020 9:31 AM ET2:31 PM UTC
Winter SolsticeDecemberDecember 21, 2020 5:02 AM ET10:02 AM UTC

The first new moon after Spring Equinox 2020 was on Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:28 AM ET or 10:28 AM UTC. The spring season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Summer Solstice 2020 was on Sunday June 21, 2020 2:41 AM ET or 7:41 AM UTC. The summer season had 4 new moons.

The first new moon after the Autumn Equinox 2020 was on Friday October 16, 2020 3:31 PM ET or 8:31 PM UTC. The autumn season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Winter Solstice 2020 was on Wednesday January 13, 2021 12:00 AM ET or 5:00 AM UTC because the December 2020 new moon happened before the solstice. The winter season had 3 new moons.

2020 Moon Phases in Eastern Time (ET) and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 2020 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.

Lunar PhaseDate & Time (Eastern)UTC Date & Time
January First QuarterJanuary 2, 2020 11:45 PM ETJanuary 3, 2020 4:45 AM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 10, 2020 2:21 PM ETJanuary 10, 2020 7:21 PM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 17, 2020 7:58 AM ETJanuary 17, 2020 12:58 PM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 24, 2020 4:42 PM ETJanuary 24, 2020 9:42 PM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 1, 2020 8:42 PM ETFebruary 2, 2020 1:42 AM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 9, 2020 2:33 AM ETFebruary 9, 2020 7:33 AM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 15, 2020 5:17 PM ETFebruary 15, 2020 10:17 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 23, 2020 10:32 AM ETFebruary 23, 2020 3:32 PM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 2, 2020 2:57 PM ETMarch 2, 2020 7:57 PM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 9, 2020 1:48 PM ETMarch 9, 2020 6:48 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 16, 2020 5:34 AM ETMarch 16, 2020 10:34 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 24, 2020 5:28 AM ETMarch 24, 2020 10:28 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 1, 2020 6:21 AM ETApril 1, 2020 11:21 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 7, 2020 10:35 PM ETApril 8, 2020 3:35 AM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 14, 2020 6:56 PM ETApril 14, 2020 11:56 PM UTC
April New MoonApril 22, 2020 10:26 PM ETApril 23, 2020 3:26 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 30, 2020 4:38 PM ETApril 30, 2020 9:38 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 7, 2020 6:45 AM ETMay 7, 2020 11:45 AM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 14, 2020 10:03 AM ETMay 14, 2020 3:03 PM UTC
May New MoonMay 22, 2020 1:39 PM ETMay 22, 2020 6:39 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 29, 2020 11:30 PM ETMay 30, 2020 4:30 AM UTC
June Full MoonJune 5, 2020 3:12 PM ETJune 5, 2020 8:12 PM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 13, 2020 2:24 AM ETJune 13, 2020 7:24 AM UTC
June New MoonJune 21, 2020 2:41 AM ETJune 21, 2020 7:41 AM
June First QuarterJune 28, 2020 4:16 AM ETJune 28, 2020 9:16 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 5, 2020 12:44 AM ETJuly 5, 2020 5:44 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 12, 2020 7:29 PM ETJuly 13, 2020 12:29 AM UTC
July New MoonJuly 20, 2020 1:33 PM ETJuly 20, 2020 6:33 PM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 27, 2020 8:32 AM ETJuly 27, 2020 1:32 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 3, 2020 11:59 AM ETAugust 3, 2020 4:59 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 11, 2020 12:45 PM ETAugust 11, 2020 5:45 PM UTC
August New MoonAugust 18, 2020 10:41 PM ETAugust 19, 2020 3:41 AM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 25, 2020 1:58 PM ETAugust 25, 2020 6:58 PM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 2, 2020 1:22 AM ETSeptember 2, 2020 6:22 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 10, 2020 5:26 AM ETSeptember 10, 2020 10:26 AM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 17, 2020 7:00 AM ETSeptember 17, 2020 12:00 PM UTC
October First QuarterSeptember 23, 2020 9:55 PM ETSeptember 24, 2020 2:55 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 1, 2020 5:05 PM ETOctober 1, 2020 10:05 PM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 9, 2020 8:39 PM ETOctober 10, 2020 1:39 AM UTC
October New MoonOctober 16, 2020 3:31 PM ETOctober 16, 2020 8:31 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 23, 2020 9:23 AM ETOctober 23, 2020 2:23 PM UTC
October Blue MoonOctober 31, 2020 9:49 AM ETOctober 31, 2020 2:49 PM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 8, 2020 8:46 AM ETNovember 8, 2020 1:46 PM UTC
November New MoonNovember 15, 2020 12:07 AM ETNovember 15, 2020 5:07 AM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 21, 2020 11:45 PM ETNovember 22, 2020 4:45 AM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 30, 2020 4:30 AM ETNovember 30, 2020 9:30 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 7, 2020 7:37 PM ETDecember 8, 2020 12:37 AM UTC
December New MoonDecember 14, 2020 11:17 AM ETDecember 14, 2020 4:17 PM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 21, 2020 6:41 PM ETDecember 21, 2020 11:41 PM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 29, 2020 10:28 PM ETDecember 30, 2020 3:28 AM UTC

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 2020 New Moon Calendar as you back to the year in the past.

How many new moons in 2020?

There were 12 new moons in 2020 with one new moon each month of the year, and most seasons had 3 new moons The Summer 2020 season had four new moons making the August 2020 new moon a seasonal black moon.

When was the first new moon of 2020?

The first new moon of 2020 was on Friday January 24, 2020 4:42 PM ET or 9:42 PM UTC. It was in late-January. It was the second new moon of the Winter 2019-2020 season as the December 2019 new moon occurred after the Winter Solstice.

What was the first new moon after the spring equinox 2020?

The first new moon after the Spring Equinox 2020 was on Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:28 AM ET or 10:28 AM UTC. The March 2020 new moon was less than a week after the Spring Equinox.

When was the new moon in January 2020?

The new moon in January 2020 was on Friday January 24, 2020 4:42 PM ET or 9:42 PM UTC. This was the first new moon of 2020 and the second new moon of the Winter 2019-2020 season as the December 2019 new moon occurred after the Winter Solstice.

When was the new moon in February 2020?

The new moon in February 2020 was on Sunday February 23, 2020 10:32 AM ET or 3:32 PM UTC. This was the second new moon of the 2020 year and the third new moon of the Winter 2019-2020 season.

When was the new moon in March 2020?

The new moon in March 2020 was on Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:28 AM ET or 10:28 AM UTC. This was the third new moon of the year, and the first new moon of the Spring 2020 season as it occurred less than a week after Spring Equinox 2020.

When was the new moon in April 2020?

The new moon in April 2020 was on Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:26 PM ET or April 23, 2020 3:26 AM UTC. This was the fourth new moon of the year, and the second new moon of the Spring 2020 season.

When was the new moon in May 2020?

The new moon in May 2020 was on Friday May 22, 2020 1:39 PM ET or 6:39 PM UTC. It was the fifth new moon of the year. It was also the third and last new moon of the Spring 2020 season.

When was the new moon in June 2020?

The new moon in June 2020 was on Sunday June 21, 2020 2:41 AM ET or 7:41 AM UTC. It was the sixth new moon of the year. This was the first new moon of the Summer 2020 season as it occurred about a day after the Summer Solstice.

When was the new moon in July 2020?

The new moon in July 2020 was on Monday July 20, 2020 1:33 PM ET or 6:33 PM UTC. It was the seventh new moon of the year. This was also the second new moon of the Summer 2020 season as the June new moon was after the Summer Solstice.

When was the new moon in August 2020?

The new moon in August 2020 was on Tuesday August 18, 2020 10:41 PM ET or August 19, 2020 3:41 AM UTC. It was the eighth new moon of the year. This was the third new moon of the Summer 2020 season. As the Summer season had four new moons that year, the August 2020 new moon was also considered a seasonal black moon.

When was the new moon in September 2020?

The new moon in September 2020 was on Thursday September 17, 2020 7:00 AM ET or 12:00 PM UTC. It was the ninth new moon of the year. This was the fourth and last new moon of the Summer 2020 season.

When was the new moon in October 2020?

The new moon in October 2020 was on Friday October 16, 2020 3:31 PM ET or 8:31 PM UTC. It was the tenth new moon of the year. This was the first new moon of the Fall 2020 season.

When was the new moon in November 2020?

The new moon in November 2020 was on Sunday November 15, 2020 12:07 AM ET or 5:07 AM UTC. It was the eleventh new moon of the year. This was also the second new moon of the Fall 2020 season.

When was the new moon in December 2020?

The new moon in December 2020 was on Monday December 14, 2020 11:17 AM ET or 4:17 PM UTC. It was the twelfth new moon of the year. This was also the third and last new moon of the Fall 2020 season as it was about a week before the Winter season began. There was also a Total Solar Eclipse during the December New Moon, about 2 minutes before the peak.

When were the Spring 2020 new moons?

In Spring 2020, there were 3 new moons. The first was on Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:28 AM ET or 10:28 AM UTC. The second was on Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:26 PM ET or April 23, 2020 3:26 AM UTC. The third was on Friday May 22, 2020 1:39 PM ET or 6:39 PM UTC.

Spring 2020 began with the Vernal Equinox on March 19, 2020 11:50 PM ET or March 20, 2020 4:50 AM UTC, and ended with the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2020 5:43 PM ET or 10:43 PM UTC.

Dark picture of the moon for the New Moons 2020