2021 New Moons: Calendar of 12 new moons

The New Moon 2021 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 are the 2021 New Moon Dates?

2021 had 12 new moons. Here is a quick list of the 2021 new moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

2021 New MoonDate & Time (Eastern)Date & Time (UTC)New Moon Name
January New MoonJanuary 13, 2021 12:00 AM ETJanuary 13, 2021 5:00 AM UTCNew Wolf Moon
February New MoonFebruary 11, 2021 2:06 PM ETFebruary 11, 2021 7:06 PM UTCNew Snow Moon
March New MoonMarch 13, 2021 5:21 AM ETMarch 13, 2021 10:21 AM UTCNew Worm Moon
April New MoonApril 11, 2021 10:31 PM ETApril 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTCNew Pink Moon
May New MoonMay 11, 2021 3:00 PM ETMay 11, 2021 8:00 PM UTCNew Flower Moon
June New MoonJune 10, 2021 6:53 AM ETJune 10, 2021 11:53 AM UTCNew Strawberry Moon
July New MoonJuly 9, 2021 9:16 PM ETJuly 10, 2021 2:16 AM UTCNew Buck Moon
August New MoonAugust 8, 2021 9:50 AM ETAugust 8, 2021 2:50 PM UTCNew Sturgeon Moon
September New MoonSeptember 6, 2021 8:52 PM ETSeptember 7, 2021 1:52 AM UTCNew Harvest Moon
October New MoonOctober 6, 2021 7:05 AM ETOctober 6, 2021 12:05 PM UTCNew Hunter’s Moon
November New MoonNovember 4, 2021 4:15 PM ETNovember 4, 2021 9:15 PM UTCNew Beaver Moon
December New MoonDecember 4, 2021 2:43 AM ETDecember 4, 2021 7:43 AM UTCNew Cold Moon

Ready to dive a little deeper into the 2021 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.

Related: Full Moons in 2021

Picture of moon for the 2021 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 2021

For 2021, there were 12 new moons. The year started off with its first new moon later in mid-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 the 2021 New Moons were:

January 13, 2021 (New Wolf Moon)

The January 2021 new moon, also called the New Wolf Moon, was on Wednesday January 13, 2021 12:00 AM ET or 5:00 AM UTC. This was the first new moon of both 2021 as well as the Winter 2020-2021 season. The December 2020 new moon occurred a week before the Winter Solstice.

February 11, 2021 (New Snow Moon)

The February 2021 new moon, also called the New Snow Moon, was on Thursday Friday 11, 2021 2:06 PM ET or 7:06 PM UTC. This was both the second new moon of 2021 and the second new moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season.

March 13, 2021 (New Worm Moon)

The March 2021 new moon, also called the New Worm Moon, was on Saturday March 13, 2021 5:21 AM ET or 10:21 AM UTC. It was the third new moon of 2021, and the third and last new moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season. The March new moon happened about a week before the Spring Equinox 2021.

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) was Saturday March 20, 2021 5:37 AM ET or 10:37 AM UTC.

April 11, 2021 (New Pink Moon)

The April 2021 new moon, also called the New Pink Moon, was on Sunday April 11, 2021 10:31 PM ET or Monday April 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTC. This was the fourth new moon of 2021, and the first new moon of the Spring 2021 season.

May 11, 2021 (New Flower Moon)

The May 2021 New Moon, also called the New Flower Moon, was on Tuesday May 11, 2021 3:00 PM ET or 8:00 PM UTC. It was the fifth new moon of 2021, and the second new moon of the Spring 2021 season.

June 10, 2021 (New Strawberry Moon)

The June 2021 New Moon, also called the New Strawberry Moon, was on Thursday June 10, 2021 6:53 AM ET or 11:53 AM UTC. It was the sixth new moon of 2021, and was the third and final new moon of the Spring 2021 season. The June new moon was more than a week before the Summer Solstice.

Also during the June new moon, there was an annular solar eclipse which occurred about 10 minutes before the peak of the new moon.

The Summer Solstice was on the calendar for Sunday June 20, 2021 11:32 PM ET or June 21, 2021 4:32 AM UTC.

July 9, 2021 (New Buck Moon)

The July 2021 new moon, also called the New Buck Moon, was on Friday July 9, 2021 9:16 PM ET or Saturday July 10, 2021 2:16 AM UTC. This was the seventh new moon of 2021 and the first new moon of the Summer 2021 season. The July new moon was the first new moon after the Summer Solstice in 2021.

August 8, 2021 (New Sturgeon Moon)

The August 2021 new moon, also called the New Sturgeon Moon, was on Sunday August 8, 2021 9:50 AM ET or 2:50 PM UTC. It was the eighth new moon of 2021 and the second new moon of the Summer 2021 season.

September 6, 2021 (New Harvest Moon)

The September 2021 new moon, also called the New Harvest Moon, was on Monday September 6, 2021 8:52 AM ET or September 7, 2021 1:52 AM UTC. It was the ninth new moon of 2021 and the third and last new moon of the Summer 2021 season.

The Autumn Equinox was on the calendar for Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:21 PM ET or 8:21 PM UTC.

October 6, 2021 (New Hunter’s Moon)

The October 2021 New Moon, also called the New Hunter’s Moon, was on Wednesday October 6, 2021 7:05 AM ET or 12:05 PM UTC. It was the tenth new moon of 2021, and was the first new moon of the Autumn 2021 season. The October New Moon was the first new moon after the Autumnal Equinox in 2021.

November 4, 2021 (New Beaver Moon)

The November 2021 New Moon, also called the New Beaver Moon, was on Thursday November 4, 2021 4:15 PM ET or 9:15 PM UTC. It was the eleventh new moon of 2021 and was the second new moon of the Autumn 2021 season.

December 4, 2021 (New Cold Moon)

The December 2021 New Moon, also called the New Cold Moon, was on Saturday December 4, 2021 2:43 AM ET or 7:43 AM UTC. It was the twelfth and last new moon of 2021. It was also the third and last new moon of the Autumn 2021 season.

Also during the December new moon there was a total solar eclipse that happened about 9 minutes before the peak of the new moon.

The Winter Solstice was on the calendar for Tuesday December 21, 2021 10:59 AM ET or 3:59 PM UTC. The December new moon occurred before the Winter season began.

What are the names of 2021 new moons?

The names of the 2021 new moons are as follows:

  • 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

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 September Full Moon is closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October Full Moon.

Related: 2021 Full Moons

Was there a black moon in 2021?

No there was not a black moon during 2021 as each month had one new moon, and each season had three 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.

2021 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2021 dates for the equinoxes and solstices are as follows:

Equinox/SolsticeMonth2021 DateUTC Time
Vernal Equinox (Spring)MarchMarch 20, 2021 5:37 AM ET10:37 AM UTC
Summer SolsticeJuneJune 20, 2021 11:32 PM ETJune 21, 2021 4:32 AM UTC
Autumn EquinoxSeptemberSeptember 22, 2021 3:21 PM ET8:21 PM UTC
Winter SolsticeDecemberDecember 21, 2021 10:59 AM ET3:59 PM UTC

The first new moon after Spring Equinox 2021 was on Sunday April 11, 2021 10:31 PM ET or Monday April 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTC. The spring season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Summer Solstice 2021 was on Friday July 9, 2021 9:16 PM ET or Saturday July 10 2:16 AM UTC. The summer season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Autumn Equinox 2021 was on Wednesday October 6, 2021 7:05 AM ET or 12:05 PM UTC. The autumn season had 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Winter Solstice 2021 was on Sunday, January 2, 2022 1:33 PM ET or 6:33 PM UTC because the December 2021 new moon happened before the solstice. The winter season had 3 new moons.

2021 Moon Phases in Eastern Time (ET) and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 2021 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 Last Quarter MoonJanuary 6, 2021 4:37 AM ETJanuary 6, 2021 9:37 AM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 13, 2021 12:00 AM ETJanuary 13, 2021 5:00 AM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 20, 2021 4:02 PM ETJanuary 20, 2021 9:02 PM UTC
January Full MoonJanuary 28, 2021 2:16 PM ETJanuary 28, 2021 7:16 PM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 4, 2021 12:37 PM ETFebruary 4, 2021 5:37 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 11, 2021 2:06 PM ETFebruary 11, 2021 7:06 PM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 19, 2021 1:47 PM ETFebruary 19, 2021 6:47 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 27, 2021 3:17 AM ETFebruary 27, 2021 8:17 AM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 5, 2021 8:30 PM ETMarch 6, 2021 1:30 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 13, 2021 5:21 AM ETMarch 13, 2021 10:21 AM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 21, 2021 10:40 AM ETMarch 21, 2021 3:40 PM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 28, 2021 2:48 PM ET or 7:48 PM UTCMarch 28, 2021 7:48 PM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 4, 2021 6:02 AM ETApril 4, 2021 11:02 AM UTC
April New MoonApril 11, 2021 10:31 PM ETApril 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 20, 2021 2:59 AM ETApril 20, 2021 7:59 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 26, 2021 11:31 PM ETApril 27, 2021 4:31 AM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 3, 2021 3:50 PM ETMay 3, 2021 8:50 PM UTC
May New MoonMay 11, 2021 3:00 PM ETMay 11, 2021 8:00 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 19, 2021 3:13 PM ETMay 19, 2021 8:13 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 26, 2021 7:14 AM ETMay 26, 2021 12:14 PM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 2, 2021 3:24 AM ETJune 2, 2021 8:24 AM UTC
June New MoonJune 10, 2021 6:53 AM ETJune 10, 2021 11:53 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 17, 2021 11:54 PM ETJune 18, 2021 4:54 AM UTC
June Full MoonJune 24, 2021 2:40 PM ETJune 24, 2021 7:40 PM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 1, 2021 5:11 PM ETJuly 1, 2021 10:11 PM UTC
July New MoonJuly 9, 2021 9:16 PM ETJuly 10, 2021 2:16 AM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 17, 2021 6:11 AM ETJuly 17, 2021 11:11 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 23, 2021 10:37 PM ETJuly 24, 2021 3:37 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 31, 2021 9:16 AM ETJuly 31, 2021 2:16 PM UTC
August New MoonAugust 8, 2021 9:50 AM ETAugust 8, 2021 2:50 PM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 15, 2021 11:20 AM ETAugust 15, 2021 4:20 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 22, 2021 8:02 AM ETAugust 22, 2021 1:02 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 30, 2021 3:13 AM ETAugust 30, 2021 8:13 AM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 6, 2021 8:52 PM ETSeptember 7, 2021 1:52 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 13, 2021 4:39 PM ETSeptember 13, 2021 9:39 PM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 20, 2021 7:55 PM ETSeptember 21, 2021 12:55 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 28, 2021 9:57 PM ETSeptember 29, 2021 2:57 AM UTC
October New MoonOctober 6, 2021 7:05 AM ETOctober 6, 2021 12:05 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 12, 2021 11:25 PM ETOctober 13, 2021 4:25 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 20, 2021 10:57 AM ETOctober 20, 2021 3:57 PM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 28, 2021 4:05 PM ETOctober 28, 2021 9:05 PM UTC
November New MoonNovember 4, 2021 4:15 PM ETNovember 4, 2021 9:15 PM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 11, 2021 7:46 AM ETNovember 11, 2021 12:46 PM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 19, 2021 3:58 AM ETNovember 19, 2021 8:58 AM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 27, 2021 7:28 AM ETNovember 27, 2021 12:28 PM UTC
December New MoonDecember 4, 2021 2:43 AM ETDecember 4, 2021 7:43 AM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 10, 2021 8:36 PM ETDecember 11, 2021 1:36 AM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 18, 2021 11:36 PM ETDecember 19, 2021 4:36 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 26, 2021 9:24 PM ETDecember 27, 2021 2:24 AM UTC

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 2021 New Moon Calendar as you back to the year in the past.

How many new moons in 2021?

There were 12 new moons in 2021 with one new moon each month of the year, and each season had 3 new moons There was not a black moon or seasonal black moon on the calendar that year.

When was the first new moon of 2021?

The first new moon of 2021 was on Wednesday January 13, 2021 12:00 AM ET or 5:00 AM UTC. It was in mid-January. It was also the first new moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season as the December 2021 new moon occurred before the Winter Solstice.

What was the first new moon after the spring equinox 2021?

The first new moon after the Spring Equinox 2021 was on Sunday April 11, 2021 10:31 PM ET or Monday April 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTC. The March 2021 new moon was about a week before the Spring Equinox.

When was the new moon in January 2021?

The new moon in January 2021 was on Wednesday January 13, 2021 12:00 AM ET or 5:00 AM UTC. This was the first new moon of 2021 and the first new moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season as the December 2020 new moon occurred before the Winter Solstice.

When was the new moon in February 2021?

The new moon in February 2021 was on Thursday Friday 11, 2021 2:06 PM ET or 7:06 PM UTC. This was the second new moon of the 2021 year and the second new moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season following the January new moon.

When was the new moon in March 2021?

The new moon in March 2021 was on Saturday March 13, 2021 5:21 AM ET or 10:21 AM UTC. This was the third new moon of the year, and the third new moon of the Winter 2020-2021 season as it occurred about a week before Spring Equinox 2021.

When was the new moon in April 2021?

The new moon in April 2021 was on Sunday April 11, 2021 10:31 PM ET or Monday April 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTC. This was the fourth new moon of the year, and the first new moon of the Spring 2021 season.

When was the new moon in May 2021?

The new moon in May 2021 was on Tuesday May 11, 2021 3:00 PM ET or 8:00 PM UTC. It was the fifth new moon of the year. It was also the second new moon of the Spring 2021 season.

When was the new moon in June 2021?

The new moon in June 2021 was on Thursday June 10, 2021 6:53 AM ET or 11:53 AM UTC. It was the sixth new moon of the year. This was the third and last new moon of the Spring 2021 season as it occurs more than a week before the Summer Solstice.

When was the new moon in July 2021?

The new moon in July 2021 was on Friday July 9, 2021 9:16 PM ET or Saturday July 10 2:16 AM UTC. It was the seventh new moon of the year. This was also the first new moon of the Summer 2021 season as the June new moon was before the Summer Solstice.

When was the new moon in August 2021?

The new moon in August 2021 was on Sunday August 8, 2021 9:50 AM ET or 2:50 PM UTC. It was the eighth new moon of the year. This was the second new moon of the Summer 2021 season.

When was the new moon in September 2021?

The new moon in September 2021 was on Monday September 6, 2021 8:52 AM ET or September 7, 2021 1:52 AM UTC. It was the ninth new moon of the year. This was the third and last new moon of the Summer 2021 season.

When was the new moon in October 2021?

The new moon in October 2021 was on Wednesday October 6, 2021 7:05 AM ET or 12:05 PM UTC. It was the tenth new moon of the year. This was the first new moon of the Fall 2021 season.

When was the new moon in November 2021?

The new moon in November 2021 was on Thursday November 4, 2021 4:15 PM ET or 9:15 PM UTC. It was the eleventh new moon of the year. This was also the second new moon of the Fall 2021 season.

When was the new moon in December 2021?

The new moon in December 2021 was on Saturday December 4, 2021 2:43 AM ET or 7:43 AM UTC. It was the twelfth new moon of the year. This was also the third and last new moon of the Fall 2021 season as it was a few weeks before the Winter season began.

When were the Spring 2021 new moons?

In Spring 2021, there were 3 new moons. The first was on Sunday April 11, 2021 10:31 PM ET or Monday April 12, 2021 3:31 AM UTC. The second was on Tuesday May 11, 2021 3:00 PM ET or 8:00 PM UTC. The third was on Thursday June 10, 2021 6:53 AM ET or 11:53 AM UTC.

Spring 2021 began with the Vernal Equinox on March 20, 2021 5:37 AM ET or 10:37 AM UTC, and ended with the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2021 11:32 PM ET or June 21, 2021 4:32 AM UTC.

Picture of moon for the 2021 New Moon Calendar