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2023 Full Moon Calendar: When are the full moons in 2023?

The Full Moon 2023 Calendar included 13 full moons with a blue moon in August, 2 penumbral lunar eclipses, and 4 supermoons.

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

Photo of the moon for the dates of the full moons in 2023

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 2023 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

When were the 2023 Full Moons?

In 2023 there were 13 full moons during the year. The names and dates of the full moons in 2023 are:

  1. Wolf Moon on January 6 at 6:08 PM
  2. Snow Moon on February 5 at 1:29 PM
  3. Worm Moon on March 7 at 7:40 AM
  4. Pink Moon on April 6 at 12:34 AM
  5. Flower Moon on May 5 at 1:34 PM
  6. Strawberry Moon on June 3 at 11:42 PM
  7. Buck Moon on July 3 at 7:39 AM
  8. Sturgeon Moon on August 1 at 2:31 PM
  9. Blue Moon on August 30 at 9:35 PM
  10. Harvest Moon on September 29 at 5:57 AM
  11. Hunter’s Moon on October 28 at 4:24 PM
  12. Beaver Moon on November 27 at 4:16 AM
  13. Cold Moon on December 26 at 7:33 PM

How many full moons are left this year?

None. All the full moons for 2023 have already occurred for the year. The last full moon of 2023 was on Tuesday, December 26.

When is the next full moon?

The next full moon is in 2024 on Thursday, January 25. The January 2024 full moon will be called the Full Wolf Moon and will be the second Winter Full Moon.

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Full Moon 2023 Calendar by Month

The full moon names used for each month come from a variety of traditions including Native American Tribes and Europe.

January 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in January 2023 was on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 6:08 PM EST. The Full Wolf Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The January 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer. Other names for the January full moon were the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in February 2023 was on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 1:29 PM EST. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The February 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo. Other names for the February full moon were the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in March 2023 was on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:40 AM EST. The Full Worm Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The March 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo. Other names for the March full moon were the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in April 2023 was on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 12:34 AM EDT. The Full Pink Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The April 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra. Other names for the full moon in April were the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon

May 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in May 2023 was on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 1:34 PM EDT. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The May 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. Other names for the May Full moon were the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon. There was also a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at the same time as the May full moon.

June 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in June 2023 was on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:42 PM EDT. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other names for the June full moon were the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in July 2023 was on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 7:39 AM EDT. The Super Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. As the first of four super full moons for the year, it was also called a Super Buck Moon. Other names for the July full moon were the Thunder Moon, and Hay Moon.

August 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in August 2023 was on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 2:31 PM EDT. The Super Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius. As another super full moon for the year, it was also called a Super Sturgeon Moon. Other names for the first August full moon were the Barley Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Fruit Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Red Moon, and Wyrt Moon.

August 2023 Blue Moon

The full moon in August 2023 was on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 9:35 PM EDT. The Super Blue Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The August 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces. As another supermoon for the year it was also called a Super Blue Moon.

September 2023 Full Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Harvest Moon in 2023, the September Full Moon

The full moon in September 2023 was on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 5:57 AM EDT. The Super Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The September 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries. The September 29 Full Moon had a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

The September Full Moon was the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year. It was also the last the supermoons for the year, so Harvest Moon was also called the Super Harvest Moon.

October 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in October 2023 was on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 4:24 PM EDT. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The October 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

November 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in November 2023 was on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 4:16 AM EST. The Full Beaver Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The November 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini. Another name for the November full moon was the Frosty Moon.

December 2023 Full Moon

The full moon in December 2023 was on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at 7:33 PM EST. The Full Cold Moon was the first full moon of Winter. The December 2023 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer. Other names for the December Full moon are the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon.

When was the blue moon in 2023?

In 2023, there was a blue moon on Wednesday, August 30, because August had two full moons. The August 30 full moon was the third and last full moon of Summer 2023.

Blue photo of the moon for the date of the blue moon in 2023

There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common, and the one you likely know, is when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is typically called a blue moon.

The second definition of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon during a season. When a season has four full moons, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon to help distinguish between the other definition.

First Full Moons of the Seasons

Each season starts and ends with the equinoxes and solstices during the year.

Equinoxes and Solstices

The 2023 dates for the equinoxes and solstices are:

  • Vernal Equinox: March 20, 2023 at 5:25 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 2023 at 10:58 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 2023 at 2:50 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 2023 at 10:28 PM

First Full Moon Per Season

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2023 was on Thursday, April 6, 2023. The first full moon of Spring was the April full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 2023 was on Monday, July 3, 2023. The first full moon of Summer was the 2023 full moon, also called the Full Buck Moon.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2023 was on Friday, September 29, 2023. The first full moon of Autumn was the September full moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 2023 was on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. The December 2023 full moon was called the Full Cold Moon and was the first full moon of Winter.

New Moons and Full Moons in 2023

The new moons and full moons in 2023 were on

MoonU.S. Eastern Date & TimeNameSignSeason
January Full MoonJanuary 6, 2023 6:08 PM ESTFull Wolf MoonCancerWinter
January New MoonJanuary 21, 2023 3:53 PM ESTNew Snow MoonCapricornWinter
February Full MoonFebruary 5, 2023 1:29 PM ESTFull Snow MoonLeoWinter
February New MoonFebruary 20, 2023 2:06 AM ESTNew Worm MoonPiscesWinter
March Full MoonMarch 7, 2023 7:40 AM ESTFull Worm MoonVirgoWinter
March New MoonMarch 21, 2023 1:23 PM EDTNew Pink MoonAriesSpring
April Full MoonApril 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDTFull Pink MoonLibraSpring
April New MoonApril 20, 2023 12:12 AM EDTNew Flower MoonAriesSpring
May Full MoonMay 5, 2023 1:34 PM EDTFull Flower MoonScorpioSpring
May New MoonMay 19, 2023 11:53 AM EDTNew Strawberry MoonTaurusSpring
June Full MoonJune 3, 2023 11:42 PM EDTFull Strawberry MoonSagittariusSpring
June New MoonJune 18, 2023 12:37 AM EDTNew Buck MoonGeminiSpring
July Full MoonJuly 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDTSuper Buck MoonCapricornSummer
July New MoonJuly 17, 2023 2:32 PM EDTNew Sturgeon MoonCancerSummer
August Full MoonAugust 1, 2023 2:31 PM EDTSuper Sturgeon MoonAquariusSummer
August New MoonAugust 16, 2023 5:38 AM EDTNew Blue MoonLeoSummer
August Full MoonAugust 30, 2023 9:35 PM EDTSuper Blue MoonPiscesSummer
September New MoonSeptember 14, 2023 9:40 PM EDTNew Harvest MoonVirgoSummer
September Full MoonSeptember 29, 2023 5:57 AM EDTSuper Harvest MoonAriesAutumn
October New MoonOctober 14, 2023 1:55 PM EDTNew Hunter’s MoonLibraAutumn
October Full MoonOctober 28, 2023 4:24 PM EDTFull Hunter’s MoonTaurusAutumn
November New MoonNovember 13, 2023 4:27 AM ESTNew Beaver MoonScorpioAutumn
November Full MoonNovember 27, 2023 4:16 AM ESTFull Beaver MoonGeminiAutumn
December New MoonDecember 12, 2023 6:32 PM ESTNew Cold MoonSagittariusAutumn
December Full MoonDecember 26, 2023 7:33 PM ESTFull Cold MoonCancerWinter

2023 Moon Phases in U.S. Eastern Time 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 PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
January Full MoonJanuary 6, 2023 6:08  PM ESTJanuary 6, 2023 11:08 PM UTC
January Last QuarterJanuary 14, 2023 9:10  PM ESTJanuary 15, 2023 2:10 AM UTC
January New MoonJanuary 21, 2023 3:53  PM ESTJanuary 21, 2023 8:53 PM UTC
January First QuarterJanuary 28, 2023 10:19  AM ESTJanuary 28, 2023 3:19 PM UTC
February Full MoonFebruary 5, 2023 1:29  PM ESTFebruary 5, 2023 6:29 PM UTC
February Last QuarterFebruary 13, 2023 11:01  AM ESTFebruary 13, 2023 4:01 PM UTC
February New MoonFebruary 20, 2023 2:06  AM ESTFebruary 20, 2023 7:06 AM UTC
February First QuarterFebruary 27, 2023 3:06  AM ESTFebruary 27, 2023 8:06 AM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 7, 2023 7:40  AM ESTMarch 7, 2023 12:40 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 14, 2023 10:08 PM EDTMarch 15, 2023 2:08 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 21, 2023 1:23 PM EDTMarch 21, 2023 5:23 PM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 28, 2023 10:32 PM EDTMarch 29, 2023 2:32 AM UTC
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
May Full MoonMay 5, 2023 1:34 PM EDTMay 5, 2023 5:34 PM UTC
May Last QuarterMay 12, 2023 10:28 AM EDTMay 12, 2023 2:28 PM UTC
May New MoonMay 19, 2023 11:53 AM EDTMay 19, 2023 3:53 PM UTC
May First QuarterMay 27, 2023 11:22 AM EDTMay 27, 2023 3:22 PM UTC
June Full MoonJune 3, 2023 11:42 PM EDTJune 4, 2023 3:42 AM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 10, 2023 3:31 PM EDTJune 10, 2023 7:31 PM UTC
June New MoonJune 18, 2023 12:37 AM EDTJune 18, 2023 4:37 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 26, 2023 3:50 AM EDTJune 26, 2023 7:50 AM UTC
July Full MoonJuly 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDTJuly 3, 2023 11:39 AM UTC
July Last QuarterJuly 9, 2023 9:48 PM EDTJuly 10, 2023 1:48 AM UTC
July New MoonJuly 17, 2023 2:32 PM EDTJuly 17, 2023 6:32 PM UTC
July First QuarterJuly 25, 2023 6:07 PM EDTJuly 25, 2023 10:07 PM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 1, 2023 2:31 PM EDTAugust 1, 2023 6:31 PM UTC
August Last QuarterAugust 8, 2023 6:28 AM EDTAugust 8, 2023 10:28 AM UTC
August New MoonAugust 16, 2023 5:38 AM EDTAugust 16, 2023 9:38 AM UTC
August First QuarterAugust 24, 2023 5:57 AM EDTAugust 24, 2023 9:57 AM UTC
August Full MoonAugust 30, 2023 9:35 PM EDTAugust 31, 2023 1:35 AM UTC
September Last QuarterSeptember 6, 2023 6:21 PM EDTSeptember 6, 2023 10:21 PM UTC
September New MoonSeptember 14, 2023 9:40 PM EDTSeptember 15, 2023 1:40 AM UTC
September First QuarterSeptember 22, 2023 3:32 PM EDTSeptember 22, 2023 7:32 PM UTC
September Full MoonSeptember 29, 2023 5:57 AM EDTSeptember 29, 2023 9:57 AM UTC
October Last QuarterOctober 6, 2023 9:48 AM EDTOctober 6, 2023 1:48 PM UTC
October New MoonOctober 14, 2023 1:55 PM EDTOctober 14, 2023 5:55 PM UTC
October First QuarterOctober 21, 2023 11:29 PM EDTOctober 22, 2023 3:29 AM UTC
October Full MoonOctober 28, 2023 4:24 PM EDTOctober 28, 2023 8:24 PM UTC
November Last QuarterNovember 5, 2023 3:37  AM ESTNovember 5, 2023 8:37 AM UTC
November New MoonNovember 13, 2023 4:27  AM ESTNovember 13, 2023 9:27 AM UTC
November First QuarterNovember 20, 2023 5:50  AM ESTNovember 20, 2023 10:50 AM UTC
November Full MoonNovember 27, 2023 4:16  AM ESTNovember 27, 2023 9:16 AM UTC
December Last QuarterDecember 5, 2023 12:49  AM ESTDecember 5, 2023 5:49 AM UTC
December New MoonDecember 12, 2023 6:32  PM ESTDecember 12, 2023 11:32 PM UTC
December First QuarterDecember 19, 2023 1:39  PM ESTDecember 19, 2023 6:39 PM UTC
December Full MoonDecember 26, 2023 7:33  PM ESTDecember 27, 2023 12:33 AM UTC

What are the four main Moon Phases?

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 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.

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

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and full moon. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How many full moons were there in 2023?

There were 13 full moons in 2023 with one full moon each month except for August which had two. There were 4 full supermoons in 2023 and 2 lunar eclipses.

When was the first full moon of 2023?

The first full moon of 2023 was on Friday, January 6, 2023. The Full Wolf Moon was the January Full moon. It was also the first full moon of Winter 2022-2023.

List of 13 Full Moon 2023 Dates including common nicknames

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Calendar of the Full Moons 2023

Sources

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

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