2023 New Moons: Calendar of 12 new moons

The New Moon 2023 Calendar includes 12 new moons, solar eclipses, and solstices and, equinoxes upcoming 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.

What are the 2023 New Moon Dates?

2023 has 12 new moons. Here is a quick list of the 2023 new moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

2023 New MoonDate & Time (Eastern)Date & Time (UTC)New Moon Name
January New MoonJanuary 21, 2023 3:53 PM ETJanuary 21, 2023 8:53 PM UTCNew Snow Moon
February New MoonFebruary 20, 2023 2:06 AM ETFebruary 20, 2023 7:06 AM UTCNew Worm Moon
March New MoonMarch 21, 2023 1:23 PM ETMarch 21, 2023 6:23 PM UTCNew Pink Moon
April New MoonApril 20, 2023 12:12 AM ETApril 20, 2023 5:12 AM UTCNew Flower Moon
May New MoonMay 19, 2023 11:53 AM ETMay 19, 2023 4:53 PM UTCNew Strawberry Moon
June New MoonJune 18, 2023 12:37 AM ETJune 18, 2023 5:37 AM UTCNew Buck Moon
July New MoonJuly 17, 2023 2:32 PM ETJuly 17, 2023 7:32 PM UTCNew Sturgeon Moon
August New MoonAugust 16, 2023 5:38 AM ETAugust 16, 2023 10:38 AM UTCNew Blue Moon
September New MoonSeptember 14, 2023 9:40 PM ET or September 15, 2023 2:40 AM UTCNew Harvest Moon
October New MoonOctober 14, 2023 1:55 PM ETOctober 14, 2023 6:55 PM UTCNew Hunter’s Moon
November New MoonNovember 13, 2023 4:27 AM ETNovember 13, 2023 9:27 AM UTCNew Beaver Moon
December New MoonDecember 12, 2023 6:32 PM ETDecember 12, 2023 11:32 PM UTCNew Cold Moon

Continue below for additional information on the 2023 dates.

Picture of moon for the 2023 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 2023

In 2023, there will be 12 new moons because the first new moon of the year was in mid-January. Here’s a quick summary of the dates of each of the new moons and how they fit into each season.

The dates of 2023 New Moons are:

January 21, 2023 (New Snow Moon)

The January 2023 new moon, also called the New Snow Moon, will be on Saturday January 21, 2023 3:53 PM ET or 8:53 PM UTC. It will be the first new moon of 2023 and the second new moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season. The prior new moon in December 2022 will occur after the Winter 2022-2023 Solstice.

February 20, 2023 (New Worm Moon)

The February 2023 new moon, also called the New Worm Moon, was on Monday February 20, 2023 2:06 AM ET or 7:06 AM UTC. It will be the second new moon of the year and the third of the Winter 2022-2023 season.

March 21, 2023 (New Pink Moon)

The March 2023 new moon, also called the New Pink Moon, will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:23 PM ET or 6:23 PM UTC. It will be the third new moon of the year and the first new moon of the Spring 2023 season. It occurred about a day after the Spring Equinox 2023.

The Vernal Equinox (Spring) will be on Monday March 20, 2023 5:25 PM ET or 10:25 PM UTC .

April 20, 2023 (New Flower Moon)

The April 2023 new moon, also called the New Flower Moon, will be on Thursday April 20, 2023 12:12 AM ET or 5:12 AM UTC. This is the fourth new moon of 2023, and the second new moon of the Spring 2023 season. There will also be a Hybrid Solar Eclipse during the April new moon.

May 19, 2023 (New Strawberry Moon)

The May 2023 New Moon, also called the New Strawberry Moon, will be on Friday May 19, 2023 11:53 AM ET or 4:53 PM UTC. It will be the fifth new moon of 2023 and the third new moon of the Spring 2023 season. This will also be considered a seasonal black moon because it is the third new moon in a season with four new moons.

June 18, 2023 (New Buck Moon)

The June 2023 New Moon, also called the New Buck Moon, will be on Sunday June 18, 2023 12:37 AM ET or 5:37 AM UTC. It will be the sixth new moon of 2023, and the fourth new moon of the Spring 2023 season. It will occur a few days before the Summer Solstice.

The 2023 Summer Solstice will be on Wednesday June 21, 2023 10:58 AM ET or 3:58 PM UTC.

July 17, 2023 (New Sturgeon Moon)

The July 2023 new moon, also called the New Sturgeon Moon, will be on Monday July 17, 2023 2:32 PM ET or 7:32 PM UTC. It was the seventh new moon of 2023 and the first new moon of the Summer 2023 season.

August 16, 2023 (New Blue Moon)

The August 2023 new moon, also called the New Blue Moon, will be on Wednesday August 16, 2023 5:38 AM ET or 10:38 AM UTC. It will be the eighth new moon of 2023 and the second new moon of the Summer 2023 season.

September 14, 2023 (New Harvest Moon)

The September 2023 new moon, also called the New Harvest Moon, will be on Thursday September 14, 2023 9:40 PM ET or September 15, 2023 2:40 AM UTC. It will be the ninth new moon of 2023 and the third new moon of the Summer 2023 season.

The Autumn Equinox is on the calendar for Saturday September 23, 2023 2:50 AM ET or 7:50 AM UTC.

October 14, 2023 (New Hunter’s Moon)

The October 2023 New Moon, also called the New Hunter’s Moon, will be on Saturday October 14, 2023 1:55 PM ET or 6:55 PM UTC. It will be the tenth new moon of 2023 and the first new moon of the Autumn 2023 season.

There will also be an Annular Solar Eclipse during the new moon, approximately 5 minutes after the peak of the new moon.

November 13, 2023 (New Beaver Moon)

The November 2023 New Moon, also called the New Beaver Moon, will be on Monday November 13, 2023 4:27 AM ET or 9:27 AM UTC. It will be the eleventh new moon of 2023 and the second new moon of the Autumn 2023 season.

December 12, 2023 (New Cold Moon)

The December 2023 New Moon, also called the New Cold Moon, will be on Tuesday December 12, 2023 6:32 PM ET or 11:32 PM UTC. It will be the twelfth and last new moon of 2023. It will also be the last new moon of the Autumn 2023 season.

The Winter Solstice is on the calendar for Thursday December 21, 2023 10:28 PM ET or December 22, 2023 3:28 AM UTC. The December new moon will occur before the Winter season begins.

What are the names of the 2023 new moons?

The names of the 2023 new moons are as follows:

  • 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 Blue Moon
  • September: New Moon – 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: 2023 Full Moons

Will there be a black moon in 2023?

There will be a black moon in May 2023 because the Spring season will have four new moons. The third new moon in a season with four new moons is considered a black moon by one of the definitions.

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.

2023 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2023 dates for the equinoxes and solstices are as follows:

Equinox/SolsticeMonth2023 DateUTC Time
Vernal Equinox (Spring)MarchMarch 20, 2023 5:25 PM ET10:25 PM UTC
Summer SolsticeJuneJune 21, 2023 10:58 AM ET3:58 PM UTC
Autumn EquinoxSeptemberSeptember 23, 2023 2:50 AM ET7:50 AM UTC
Winter SolsticeDecemberDecember 21, 2023 10:28 PM ETDecember 22, 2023 03:28 AM UTC

The first new moon after Spring Equinox 2023 will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:23 PM ET or 6:23 PM UTC. The spring season will have 4 new moons.

The first new moon after the Summer Solstice 2023 will be on Monday July 17, 2023 2:32 PM ET or 7:32 PM UTC. The summer season will have 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Autumn Equinox 2023 will be on Saturday October 14, 2023 1:55 PM ET or 6:55 PM UTC. The autumn season will have 3 new moons.

The first new moon after the Winter Solstice 2023 will be on Wednesday January 11, 2024 6:57 AM ET or 11:57 AM UTC because the December 2023 new moon occurs before the solstice. The winter season will have 3 new moons.

2023 Moon Phases in Eastern Time (ET) and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for 2023 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 Full MoonJanuary 6, 2023 6:08 PM ETJanuary 6, 2023 11:08 PM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 14, 2023 9:10 PM ETJanuary 15, 2023 2:10 AM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 21, 2023 3:53 PM ETJanuary 21, 2023 8:53 PM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 28, 2023 10:19 AM ETJanuary 28, 2023 3:19 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 5, 2023 1:29 PM ETFebruary 5, 2023 6:29 PM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 13, 2023 11:01 AM ETFebruary 13, 2023 4:01 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 20, 2023 2:06 AM ETFebruary 20, 2023 7:06 AM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 27, 2023 3:06 AM ETFebruary 27, 2023 8:06 AM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 7, 2023 7:40 AM ETMarch 7, 2023 12:40 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 14, 2023 10:08 PM ETMarch 15, 2023 3:08 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 21, 2023 1:23 PM ETMarch 21, 2023 6:23 PM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 28, 2023 10:32 PM ETMarch 29, 2023 3:32 AM UTC
April Full MoonApril 6, 2023 12:34 AM ETApril 6, 2023 5:34 AM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 13, 2023 5:11 AM ETApril 13, 2023 10:11 AM UTC
April New MoonApril 20, 2023 12:12 AM ETApril 20, 2023 5:12 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 27, 2023 5:20 PM ETApril 27, 2023 10:20 PM UTC
May Full MoonMay 5, 2023 1:34 PM ETMay 5, 2023 6:34 PM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 12, 2023 10:28 AM ETMay 12, 2023 3:28 PM UTC
May New MoonMay 19, 2023 11:53 AM ETMay 19, 2023 14:53 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 27, 2023 11:22 AM ETMay 27, 2023 4:22 PM UTC
June Full MoonJune 3, 2023 11:42 PM ETJune 4, 2023 4:42 AM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 10, 2023 3:31 PM ETJune 10, 2023 8:31 PM UTC
June New MoonJune 18, 2023 12:37 AM ETJune 18, 2023 5:37 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 26, 2023 3:50 AM ETJune 26, 2023 8:50 AM UTC
June Full MoonJuly 3, 2023 7:39 AM ETJuly 3, 2023 12:39 PM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 9, 2023 9:48 PM ETJuly 10, 2023 2:48 AM UTC
July New MoonJuly 17, 2023 2:32 PM ETJuly 17, 2023 7:32 PM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 25, 2023 6:07 PM ETJuly 25, 2023 11:07 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 1, 2023 2:31 PM ETAugust 1, 2023 7:31 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 8, 2023 6:28 AM ETAugust 8, 2023 11:28 AM UTC
August New MoonAugust 16, 2023 5:38 AM ETAugust 16, 2023 10:38 AM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 24, 2023 5:57 AM ETAugust 24, 2023 10:57 AM UTC
August Blue MoonAugust 30, 2023 9:35 PM ETAugust 31, 2023 2:35 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 6, 2023 6:21 PM ETSeptember 6, 2023 11:21 PM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 14, 2023 9:40 PM ETSeptember 15, 2023 2:40 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 22, 2023 3:32 PM ETSeptember 22, 2023 8:32 PM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 29, 2023 5:57 AM ETSeptember 29, 2023 10:57 AM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 6, 2023 9:48 AM ETOctober 6, 2023 2:48 PM UTC
October New MoonOctober 14, 2023 1:55 PM ETOctober 14, 2023 6:55 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 21, 2023 11:29 PM ETOctober 22, 2023 4:29 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 28, 2023 4:24 PM ETOctober 28, 2023 9:24 PM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 5, 2023 3:37 AM ETNovember 5, 2023 8:37 AM UTC
November New MoonNovember 13, 2023 4:27 AM ETNovember 13, 2023 9:27 AM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 20, 2023 5:50 AM ETNovember 20, 2023 10:50 AM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 27, 2023 4:16 AM ETNovember 27, 2023 9:16 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 5, 2023 12:49 AM ETDecember 5, 2023 5:49 AM UTC
December New MoonDecember 12, 2023 6:32 PM ETDecember 12, 2023 11:32 PM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 19, 2023 1:39 PM ETDecember 19, 2023 6:39 PM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 26, 2023 7:33 PM ETDecember 27, 2023 12:33 AM UTC

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the 2023 New Moon Calendar to help you prepare for the year ahead.

How many new moons in 2023?

There will be 12 new moons in 2023 with one new moon each month of the year. There will be a seasonal black moon on the calendar for this year because the Spring 2023 season will have 4 new moons.

When is the first new moon of 2023?

The first new moon of 2023 is on Saturday January 21, 2023 3:53 PM ET or 8:53 PM UTC. It will be later in January early in the year. It is also the second new moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season as the December 2022 new moon occurred after the Winter Solstice.

What is the first new moon after the spring equinox 2023?

The first new moon after the Spring Equinox 2023 will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:23 PM ET or 6:23 PM UTC. The March 2023 new moon will occur about a day after the Spring Equinox.

When is the new moon in January 2023?

The new moon in January 2023 will be on Saturday January 21, 2023 3:53 PM ET or 8:53 PM UTC. This will be the first new moon of 2023 and the second new moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season as the December 2022 new moon occurred after the Winter Solstice.

When is the new moon in February 2023?

The new moon in February 2023 will be on Monday February 20, 2023 2:06 AM ET or 7:06 AM UTC. This will be the second new moon of the 2023 year and the third new moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season following the January new moon.

When is the new moon in March 2023?

The new moon in March 2023 will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:23 PM ET or 6:23 PM UTC. This will be the third new moon of the year, and the first new moon of the Spring 2023 season as it occurs about a day after Spring Equinox 2023.

When is the new moon in April 2023?

The new moon in April 2023 will be on Thursday April 20, 2023 12:12 AM ET or 5:12 AM UTC. This will be the fourth new moon of the year, and the second new moon of the Spring 2023 season.

When is the new moon in May 2023?

The new moon in May 2023 will be on Friday May 19, 2023 11:53 AM ET or 4:53 PM UTC. It will be the fifth new moon of the year. It will also be the third new moon of the Spring 2023 season. It will be considered a seasonal black moon because Spring 2023 has four new moons.

When is the new moon in June 2023?

The new moon in June 2023 will be on Sunday June 18, 2023 12:37 AM ET or 5:37 AM UTC. It will be the sixth new moon of the year. This will also be the fourth new moon of the Spring 2023 season as it occurs a few days before the Summer Solstice.

When is the new moon in July 2023?

The new moon in July 2023 will be on Monday July 17, 2023 2:32 PM ET or 7:32 PM UTC. It will be the seventh new moon of the year. This will also be the first new moon of the Summer 2023 season as the June new moon will happen before the Summer Solstice.

When is the new moon in August 2023?

The new moon in August 2023 will be on Wednesday August 16, 2023 5:38 AM ET or 10:38 AM UTC. It will be the eighth new moon of the year. This will be the second new moon of the Summer 2023 season.

When is the new moon in September 2023?

The new moon in September 2023 will be on Thursday September 14, 2023 9:40 PM ET or September 15, 2023 2:40 AM UTC. It will be the ninth new moon of the year. This will be the third and last new moon of the Summer 2023 season.

When is the new moon in October 2023?

The new moon in October 2023 will be on Saturday October 14, 2023 1:55 PM ET or 6:55 PM UTC. It will be the tenth new moon of the year. This will be the first new moon of the Fall 2023 season.

When is the new moon in November 2023?

The new moon in November 2023 will be on Monday November 13, 2023 4:27 ET AM or 9:27 AM UTC. It will be the eleventh new moon of the year. This will also be the second new moon of the Fall 2023 season.

When is the new moon in December 2023?

The new moon in December 2023 will be on Tuesday December 12, 2023 6:32 PM ET or 11:32 PM UTC. It will be the twelfth new moon of the year. This will also be the third and last new moon of the Fall 2023 season as it occurs a few weeks after the Winter season begins.

When are the Spring 2023 new moons?

In Spring 2023, there will be 4 new moons. The first will be right after the spring equinox on Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:23 PM ET or 6:23 PM UTC. The second will be on Thursday April 20, 2023 12:12 AM ET or 5:12 AM UTC. The third will be on Friday May 19, 2023 11:53 AM ET or 4:53 PM UTC. The fourth and last spring new moon will be on Sunday June 18, 2023 12:37 AM ET or 5:37 AM UTC.

Spring 2023 will begin with the Vernal Equinox on March 20, 2023 5:25 PM ET or 10:25 PM UTC and end with the Summer Solstice on Wednesday June 21, 2023 10:58 AM ET or 3:58 PM UTC.

How many new moons are there in 2023?

In 2023 there will be 12 new moons, with one each month and one seasonal black moon

Dark picture of the moon for the New Moons 2023