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New Moon Calendar 2026, Dates of the New Moons in 2026

The New Moon 2026 Calendar has 12 new moons, solstices, equinoxes, and solar eclipses to help you track upcoming dates. All dates and times are in the United States Eastern Time Zone, adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of 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.

In 2026, there will be 12 new moons. The dates and times of the new moons in 2026 are:

Date & TimeNew Moon NameMoon SignSeason
January 18, 2026 2:52 p.m.New Snow MoonCapricornWinter
February 17, 2026 7:01 a.m.New Worm MoonAquariusWinter
March 18, 2026 9:23 p.m.New Pink MoonPiscesWinter
April 17, 2026 7:52 a.m.New Flower MoonAriesSpring
May 16, 2026 4:01 p.m.New Blue MoonTaurusSpring
June 14, 2026 10:54 p.m.New Strawberry MoonGeminiSpring
July 14, 2026 5:43 a.m.New Buck MoonCancerSummer
August 12, 2026 1:37 p.m.New Sturgeon MoonLeoSummer
September 10, 2026 11:27 p.m.New Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
October 10, 2026 11:50 a.m.New Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
November 9, 2026 2:02 a.m.New Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
December 8, 2026 7:52 p.m.New Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn

New Moon Calendar for 2026

There will be 12 new moons in 2026. The year starts with its first new moon in mid-January, setting the stage for only 1 new moon per month.

Picture of moon for the 2026 New Moon Calendar

January 18, 2026 (New Snow Moon)

The January 2026 new moon, also called the New Snow Moon, will be on Sunday, January 18, 2026. This will be the first new moon of the Winter 2025-2026 season, as the December 2025 new moon will occur right before the Winter Solstice.

February 17, 2026 (New Worm Moon)

The February 2026 new moon, also called the New Worm Moon, will be on Tuesday, February 17, 2026. This will be the second new moon of the Winter 2025-2026 season.

There will also be an Annular Solar Eclipse along with the new moon 12 minutes after the peak of the new moon.

March 18, 2026 (New Pink Moon)

The March 2026 new moon, also called the New Pink Moon, will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2026. This will be the third and last new moon of the Winter 2025-2026 season, as it occurs a couple of days before the Spring Equinox 2026.

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) will be on Friday, March 20, 2026. The spring season will have 3 new moons.

April 17, 2026 (New Flower Moon)

The April 2026 new moon, also called the New Flower Moon, will be on Friday, April 17, 2026. This will be the first new moon of the Spring 2026 season.

May 16, 2026 (New Blue Moon)

The May 2026 New Moon, also called the New Blue Moon, will be on Saturday, May 16, 2026. It will be the second new moon of the Spring 2026 season.

June 14, 2026 (New Strawberry Moon)

The June 2026 New Moon, also called the New Strawberry Moon, will be on Sunday, June 14, 2026. This will be the third and last new moon of the Spring 2026 season, which occurs a week before the Summer Solstice.

The Summer Solstice is on the calendar for Sunday, June 21, 2026. The summer season will have 3 new moons.

July 14, 2026 (New Buck Moon)

The July 2026 new moon, also called the New Buck Moon, will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2026. This will be the first new moon of the Summer 2026 season, as the June new moon will happen a week before the Summer Solstice.

August 12, 2026 (New Sturgeon Moon)

The August 2026 new moon, also called the New Blue Moon, will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2026. This will be the second new moon of the Summer 2026 season.

There will also be a Total Solar Eclipse during the new moon, approximately 10 minutes after the peak of the new moon.

September 10, 2026 (New Harvest Moon)

The September 2026 new moon, also called the New Harvest Moon, will be on Thursday, September 10, 2026. This will be the third and last new moon of the Summer 2026 season.

The Autumn Equinox is on the calendar for Tuesday, September 22, 2026. The Autumn season will have 3 new moons.

October 10, 2026 (New Hunter’s Moon)

The October 2026 New Moon, also called the New Hunter’s Moon, will be on Saturday October 10, 2026. It will be the first new moon of the Autumn 2026 season.

November 9, 2026 (New Beaver Moon)

The November 2026 New Moon, also called the New Beaver Moon, will be on Monday, November 9, 2026. It will be the second new moon of the Autumn 2026 season.

December 8, 2026 (New Cold Moon)

The December 2026 New Moon, also called the New Cold Moon, will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2026. It will be the third and last new moon of the Autumn 2026 season.

The Winter Solstice is on the calendar for Monday, December 21, 2026. The December new moon will occur before the Winter season begins. The winter season will have 3 new moons.

What are the names of 2026 new moons?

The names of the 2026 new moons are as follows:

  • January: New Snow Moon
  • February: New Worm Moon
  • March: New Pink Moon
  • April: New Flower Moon
  • May: New Blue 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 the first half of 2026, the new moon for the full moon cycle will occur in the month prior, leaving a mismatch in the names.

The May new moon will be called a New Blue Moon because May 2026 will have a blue moon that year.

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

Will there be a black moon in 2026?

A black moon occurs when a month either has no new moon or a season has 4 new moons. In 2026 each month had at least one new moon so there wasn’t a black moon based on the first definition.

A seasonal black moon occurs when a season has 4 new moons, making the third new moon the black moon. Each season during 2026 had 3 new moons, meaning there wasn’t a seasonal new moon either.

2026 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2026 dates for the equinoxes and solstices are as follows:

Equinox / SolsticeDateUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
Vernal Equinox (Spring)March 20, 202610:46 AM2:46 PM
Summer SolsticeJune 21, 20264:25 AM8:25 AM
Autumn EquinoxSeptember 22, 20268:06 PM12:06 AM
(September 23)
Winter SolsticeDecember 21, 20263:50 PM 8:50 PM

The first new moon after Spring Equinox 2026 will be on Friday, April 17, 2026. The spring season will have 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Summer Solstice 2026 will be Tuesday, July 14, 2026. The summer season will have 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Autumn Equinox 2026 will be on Saturday, October 10, 2026. The autumn season will have 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Winter Solstice 2026 will be on Thursday, January 7, 2026, because the December 2026 new moon occurs before the solstice. The first winter new moon will wait until January 2027. The winter season will have 3 new moons.

Moon Phases in 2026

The lunar phases in 2026 are:

Lunar CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 2026December 19, 2025, 8:43 PMDecember 27, 2025, 2:10 PMJanuary 3, 2026, 5:03 AMJanuary 10, 2026, 10:48 AM
Snow Moon 2026January 18, 2026, 2:52 PMJanuary 25, 2026, 11:47 PMFebruary 1, 2026, 5:09 PMFebruary 9, 2026, 7:43 AM
Worm Moon 2026February 17, 2026, 7:01 AMFebruary 24, 2026, 7:28 AMMarch 3, 2026, 6:38 AMMarch 11, 2026, 5:39 AM
Pink Moon 2026March 18, 2026, 9:23 PMMarch 25, 2026, 3:18 PMApril 1, 2026, 10:12 PMApril 10, 2026, 12:52 AM
Flower Moon 2026April 17, 2026, 7:52 AMApril 23, 2026, 10:32 PMMay 1, 2026, 1:23 PMMay 9, 2026, 5:11 PM
Blue Moon 2026May 16, 2026, 4:01 PMMay 23, 2026, 7:11 AMMay 31, 2026, 4:45 AMJune 8, 2026, 6:00 AM
Strawberry Moon 2026June 14, 2026, 10:54 PMJune 21, 2026, 5:55 PMJune 29, 2026, 7:57 PMJuly 7, 2026, 3:29 PM
Buck Moon 2026July 14, 2026, 5:43 AMJuly 21, 2026, 7:06 AMJuly 29, 2026, 10:36 AMAugust 5, 2026, 10:21 PM
Sturgeon Moon 2026August 12, 2026, 1:37 PMAugust 19, 2026, 10:46 PMAugust 28, 2026, 12:18 AMSeptember 4, 2026, 3:51 AM
Harvest Moon 2026September 10, 2026, 11:27 PMSeptember 18, 2026, 4:44 PMSeptember 26, 2026, 12:49 PMOctober 3, 2026, 9:25 AM
Hunter’s Moon 2026October 10, 2026, 11:50 AMOctober 18, 2026, 12:13 PMOctober 26, 2026, 12:12 AMNovember 1, 2026, 3:28 PM
Beaver Moon 2026November 9, 2026, 2:02 AMNovember 17, 2026, 6:48 AMNovember 24, 2026, 9:53 AMDecember 1, 2026, 1:09 AM
Cold Moon 2026December 8, 2026, 7:52 PMDecember 17, 2026, 12:43 AMDecember 23, 2026, 8:28 PMDecember 30, 2026, 1:59 PM

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.

New Moons 2026

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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.