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Full Moon April 2023: The Pink Full Moon

Mark your calendars for the next April 2023 Full Moon. The next April full moon is Thursday April 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDT or 4:34 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the fourth full moon in 2023.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or 29.53 days on average.

Ready to dive a little deeper into the April 2023 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Pink Moon 2023, the April 2023 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.

When is the full moon in April 2023?

The full moon in April will be on Thursday April 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDT or 4:34 AM UTC. The April 6th full moon will be the fourth full moon of 2023 and the full moon in Libra.

What is the name of the April 2023 Full Moon?

The April full moon is commonly referred to as the Pink Moon. The name comes from a pink herb moss that would flower that was widespread at that time of year.

As with the moons in other months, there are additional nicknames for April’s full moon. They include:

  • Egg Moon,
  • Full Sprouting Grass Moon,
  • Full Fish Moon (generally among the coastal indigenous tribes)

They all have a common tie to the spring season as new flowers start to bloom and the fish begin to spawn.

Which season includes the April Full Moon?

In 2023, the April Full Moon will be the first full moon of the Spring 2023 season. It will be the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox in 2023.

The Vernal or Spring equinox marks the beginning of astronomical spring and the end of astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

In 2023, the Vernal Equinox will be Monday March 20, 2023 5:25 PM EDT or 9:25 PM UTC.

When is the new moon for the 2023 Full Pink Moon?

The lunar cycle for the April Full Moon will begin with its new moon in March 2023. The New Pink Moon will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:23 PM EDT or 5:23 PM UTC and will be in the new moon in Aries.

The new moon that will occur in April 2023 will be the start of the lunar cycle of the May full moon.

Will there be a full supermoon in April 2023?

No, the full moon in April 2023 will not be a full supermoon as it will be more than 360,000 kilometers away during the peak of the full moon. The year will have 2 supermoons in August and 2 additional full supermoons depending on the definition you use.

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.

Will there be a lunar eclipse during the April Full Moon?

No there will not be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in April 2023. In the future, there will be an eclipse during the first full moon of the year.

In 2023 there will be two lunar eclipses during the year. The May Full Moon will have a penumbral lunar eclipse and there will be a partial lunar eclipse during the October Full Moon.

April 2023 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for April 2023 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that are 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 PhaseEastern Date & Time (US)UTC Date & Time
April Full MoonApril 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDTApril 6, 2023 4:34 AM UTC
April Last QuarterApril 13, 2023 5:11 AM EDTApril 13, 2023 9:11 AM UTC
April New MoonApril 20, 2023 12:12 AM EDTApril 20, 2023 4:12 AM UTC
April First QuarterApril 27, 2023 5:20 PM EDTApril 27, 2023 9:20 PM UTC

Future April Full Moons

Wondering about April in the future and when the full moons will occur? Here’s a list for the next few years.

YearDay of the weekFuture April Full Moons
2023ThursdayApril 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDT
2024TuesdayApril 23, 2024 7:49 PM EDT
2025SaturdayApril 12, 2025 8:22 PM EDT
2026WednesdayApril 1, 2026 10:12 PM EDT
2027TuesdayApril 20, 2027 6:27 PM EDT
2028SundayApril 9, 2028 6:27 AM EDT
2029SaturdayApril 28, 2029 6:37 AM EDT

Past Full Moons in April

And what about the past? Here is when the full moon occurred in the past for April.

YearDay of the weekPast April Full Moons
2022SaturdayApril 16, 2022 2:55 PM EDT
2021MondayApril 26, 2021 11:31 PM EDT
2020TuesdayApril 7, 2020 10:35 PM EDT
2019FridayApril 19, 2019 7:12 AM EDT
2018SundayApril 29, 2018 8:58 PM EDT
2017TuesdayApril 11, 2017 2:08 AM EDT

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions about the April Full Moons? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.

How many full moons will there be in April 2023?

In 2023, there will be one full moon in April. The April Full Moon will be on Thursday April 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDT or 4:34 AM UTC. There are other years with 2 full moons, with the second called a blue moon, but not for 2023.

Future Full Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, or the full year calendars in the future, here’s the next few years for you.

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Photo of the moon for the April 2023 Full Moon, the Full Pink Moon