Full Harvest Moon 2023: the First Autumn Full Moon

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Mark your calendars for the next Harvest Moon, coming up in September 2023.

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox each year. Depending on the year it may be the last Summer full moon or the first full moon of Autumn.

When is the next Full Harvest Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other dates that have occurred in the past.

Picture of the Full moon for the Full Harvest Moon 2023, the September Full Moon

The dates and times provided by NASA in the United States Eastern Time are for 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. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.

Mark your calendar for 2023 Full Harvest moon

The next Harvest Moon will be on Friday, September 29, 2023. And the New Harvest Moon will be on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

The New Harvest moon will be the ninth for the year, and the full moon will be the year’s tenth.

The September 29th full moon will be the first Autumn full moon as the first full moon after the 2023 Autumnal Equniox. Depending on the year, the Full Harvest Moon is either the last full moon of Summer or the first Fall full moon.

The September 14th new moon will be the third new moon of Summer as the last new moon after the Summer 2023 Solstice. Depending on the year the New Harvest Moon will be the third or fourth summer new moon.

When is the Full Harvest Moon in 2023?

The September 2023 Harvest Moon is on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 5:57 AM EDT or 9:57 AM UTC. The September 29th full moon is the full moon in Aries.

The New Harvest Moon is on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:40 PM EDT or Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1:40 AM UTC, and is the new moon in Virgo.

Related: Full Moon Calendar for 2023

The name of the September 2023 Full Moon

The Harvest Moon nickname is inspired by nature, agriculture, and the timing of the Fall Equinox. In 2023, the September full moon will be called the Full Harvest Moon because it was closer to the start of Autumn than October’s.

Other September Full Moon names

In other years when the September full moon isn’t the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equniox, it is called the Corn Moon.

Will there be an eclipse during the harvest moon?

No, there will not be a solar or lunar eclipse in September 2023. There will be a solar eclipse in October during the new moon as well as a lunar eclipse during October’s full moon. Earlier in the year there was a solar eclipse in April and a lunar eclipse in May.

Will there be a Super Harvest Moon in 2023?

Yes, the Harvest Moon will be a Supermoon in 2023.. It will be the last of four full supermoons for 2023. There will not be a super new moon in September as they started with the January New Moon earlier in the year.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest point that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon will have a larger-than-usual appearance. There isn’t an official definition on the exact distance the moon needs to be to be called a supermoon. It’s approximately 360,000 kilometers or closer depending on the definition.

Future Full Harvest Moons for 2023 to 2025

Here is a list of the Full Moons that will be considered the Harvest Moon for 2023 to 2025.

For the five full moons in the future, the Harvest Moon will generally be the September full moon based on how the calendar aligns with the fall equinox.

Depending on where you are located sometimes the full moon will shift dates between timezones.

Harvest MoonUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
September 29, 20235:57 AM EDT9:57 AM UTC
September 17, 202410:34 PM EDT2:34 AM UTC
(September 18, 2024)
October 6, 202511:48 PM EDT3:48 AM UTC
(October 7, 2025)
September 26, 202612:49 PM EDT4:49 PM UTC
September 15, 20277:04 PM EDT11:04 PM UTC
October 3, 202812:25 PM EDT4:25 PM UTC
September 22, 202912:29 PM EDT4:29 PM UTC
September 11, 20305:18 PM EDT9:18 PM UTC

September 2024 Harvest Moon

The September 2024 Full Harvest Moon will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2024. This will also be the fourth full moon of the Summer 2024 season because it occurs about 4 days before the 2024 Autumn Equinox.

October 2025 Harvest Moon

The October 2025 Full Harvest Moon will be on Monday, October 6, 2025. This will also be the first full moon of the Autumn 2025 season because it occurs after the 2025 Autumn Equinox.

Past Full Harvest Moons 2010 to 2022

And here is a list of the Harvest full moons that occurred from 2010 to 2022. Looking at the past Harvest Moons, they also frequently occurred in September.

Harvest MoonUS Eastern TimeUTC Time
September 23, 20105:17 AM EDT9:17 AM UTC
September 12, 20115:27 AM EDT9:27 AM UTC
September 29, 201211:19 PM EDT3:19 AM UTC
(September 30, 2012)
September 19, 20137:13 AM EDT11:13 AM UTC
September 8, 20149:38 PM EDT1:38 AM UTC
(September 9, 2014)
September 27, 201510:50 PM EDT2:50 AM UTC
(September 28, 2015)
September 16, 20163:05 PM EDT7:05 PM UTC
October 5, 20172:40 PM EDT6:40 PM UTC
September 24, 201810:53 PM EDT2:53 AM UTC
(September 25, 2018)
September 14, 201912:33 AM EDT4:33 AM UTC
October 1, 20205:05 PM EDT9:05 PM UTC
September 20, 20217:55 PM EDT11:55 PM UTC
September 10, 20225:59 AM EDT 9:59 AM UTC

Additional Full Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.

Photo of the full moon for the next Full Harvest Moon in September 2023