Full Moon 2023 Calendar with 13 full moons

The Full Moon 2023 Calendar helps you keep track upcoming 13 full moons, a blue moon, solstices, equinoxes, and full moon eclipses.

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.

Typically there are 12 full moons each year, and in 2023 there will be an additional full moon with a blue moon.

What are the 2023 Full Moon Dates?

In 2023 there will be 13 full moons. Here is a quick list of the 2023 Full Moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

  • January 6, 2023 18:08 EST (23:08 UTC)
  • February 5, 2023 13:29 EST (18:29 UTC)
  • March 7, 2023 07:40 EST (12:40 UTC)
  • April 6, 2023 00:34 EST (04:34 UTC)
  • May 5, 2023 13:34 EST (17:34 UTC)
  • June 3, 2023 23:42 EST (June 4, 2023 03:42 UTC)
  • July 3, 2023 07:39 EST (11:39 UTC)
  • August 1, 2023 14:31 EST (18:31 UTC)
  • August 30, 2023 (August 31, 2023 01:35 UTC) – 2023 blue moon!
  • September 29, 2023 05:57 EST (09:57 UTC)
  • October 28, 2023 16:24 EST (20:24 UTC)
  • November 27, 2023 04:16 EST (09:16 UTC)
  • December 26, 2023 19:33 EST (December 27, 2023 00:33 UTC)

Ready to dive a little deeper into the 2023 dates? Take a look at each month, the names associated with each full moon, the eclipses that will occur, and the dates for the equinoxes and solstices.

2023 Full Moon Calendar

Full Moon 2023 Calendar

For 2023, there will be 13 full moons. Most of the months will have 1 full moon with the exception of August. For August 2023, a blue moon is on the schedule. Mark your calendars accordingly!

Here’s a quick summary of the dates of each of the full moons, their names, and how they fit into each season.

The dates and times are provided by NASA in Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) for part of the year. Also below is the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) time. This was previously referred to at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Here are the dates of the 2023 Full Moons:

January 6, 2023 (Full Wolf Moon)

The January 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Wolf Moon, will be on Friday January 6, 2023 18:08 EST or 23:08 UTC. This will be the first full moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season as the December 2022 full moon occurred prior to the Winter Equinox.

February 5, 2023 (Full Snow Moon)

The February 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Snow Moon, will be on Sunday February 5, 2023 13:29 EST or 18:29 UTC. This will be the second full moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season.

March 7, 2023 (Full Worm Moon)

The March 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Worm Moon, on Tuesday March 7, 2023 07:40 EST or 12:40 UTC. This will be the third and last full moon of the Winter 2023 season as it occurs before the spring equinox 2023.

The Vernal Equinox (or Spring Equinox) will be on March 20, 2023 17:25 EST or 21:25 UTC, a couple of weeks after March Full Moon.

April 6, 2023 (Full Pink Moon)

The April 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Pink Moon, will be on Thursday April 6, 2023 00:34 EST or 04:34 UTC. This will be the first full moon of the Spring 2023 season and the first full moon after spring equinox 2023.

May 5, 2023 (Full Flower Moon)

The May 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Flower Moon, will be on Friday May 5, 2023 13:34 EST or 17:34 UTC. It will be the second full moon of the Spring 2023 season.

There will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at the same time as the full moon, technically 9 minutes before the full moon peak.

June 3, 2023 (Full Strawberry Moon)

The June 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Strawberry Moon, will be on Saturday June 3, 2023 23:42 ET or June 4, 2023 03:42 UTC. This will be the third full moon of the Spring 2023 season as it occurs about two weeks before the Summer Solstice.

The Summer Solstice is on the calendar for June 21, 2023 10:58 EST or 14:58 UTC.

July 3, 2023 (Full Buck Moon)

The July 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Buck Moon, will be on Saturday July 3, 2023 07:39 EST or 11:39 UTC. This will be the first full moon of the Summer 2023 season as the June full moon occurred prior to the Summer Solstice.

August 1, 2023 (Full Sturgeon Moon)

The August 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Sturgeon Moon, will be on Tuesday August 1, 2023 14:31 EST or 18:31 UTC. This will be the second full moon of the Summer 2023 season.

August 30, 2023 (Full Blue Moon)

There will be a full blue moon in August 2023 on Wednesday August 30, 2023 21:35 or August 31, 2023 01:35 UTC. This will be the third and last full moon of the Summer 2023 season.

This moon is called a full blue moon is because it’s the second full moon in a calendar month.

September 29, 2023 (Full Harvest Moon)

The September 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon, will be on Friday, September 29, 2023 05:57 EST or 09:57 UTC. This will be the first full moon of the Autumn 2023 season.

There will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at the same time as the full moon, technically 10 minutes before the full moon peak.

The Autumn Equinox is on the calendar for September 23, 2023 02:50 EST or 06:50 UTC. As the September full moon will be closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October full moon, it will be called the Full Harvest Moon.

October 28, 2023 (Full Hunter’s Moon)

The October 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Hunter’s Moon will be on Saturday October 28, 2023 16:24 EST or 20:24 UTC. It will be the second full moon of the Autumn 2023 season

November 27, 2023 (Full Beaver Moon)

The November 2023 Full Moon, also called the Full Beaver Moon, will be on Monday November 27, 2023 04:16 EST or 9:16 UTC. It will be the third full moon of the Autumn 2023 season.

December 26, 2023 (Full Cold Moon)

The December 2023 Full Moon, also called Full Cold Moon, will be on Tuesday December 26, 2023 19:33 EST or December 27, 2023 00:33 UTC. It will be the first full moon of the Winter 2023-2024 season

The Winter Solstice is on the calendar for December 21, 2023 22:28 EST or December 22, 2023 03:28 UTC.

What are the names of 2023 full moons?

The names of the 2023 full moons are as follows:

  • January: Full Wolf Moon
  • February: Full Snow Moon
  • March: Full Worm Moon
  • April: Full Pink Moon
  • May: Full Flower Moon
  • June: Full Strawberry Moon
  • July: Full Buck Moon
  • August: Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September: Full Harvest Moon
  • October: Full Hunter’s Moon
  • November: Full Beaver Moon
  • December: Full Cold Moon

The September full moon is called the Full Harvest Moon because it’s closer to the Autumn Equinox than the October Full Moon.

Will there be a blue moon in 2023?

Yes, there will be a blue moon in August 2023 as there will be two full months that month. The full blue moon will be on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 21:35, or August 31, 2023 01:35 UTC. It will also be the third and last full moon of the Summer 2023 season.

There also won’t be a seasonal blue moon as part of 2023 because none of the seasons have four full moons. Each season will have three full moons.

2023 Equinoxes and Solstices

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

MonthEquinox/Solstice2023 DateUTC Time
MarchVernal Equinox (Spring)March 20, 2023 17:25 EST21:25 UTC
JuneSummer SolsticeJune 21, 2023 10:58 EST14:58 UTC
SeptemberAutumn EquinoxSeptember 23, 2023 02:50 EST06:50 UTC
DecemberWinter SolsticeDecember 21, 2023 22:28 EST03:28 UTC (December 22, 2023)

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2023 will be on Thursday April 6, 2023 00:34 EST or 04:34 UTC. It’s the April 2023 full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon.

The first full moon after the Summer Solstice 2023 will be on Saturday July 3, 2023 07:39 EST or 11:39 UTC. It’s the July 2023 full moon, also called the Full Buck Moon.

The first full moon after the Autumn Equinox 2023 will be on Friday, September 29, 2023 05:57 EST or 09:57 UTC. It’s the September 2023 full moon, also called the Full Harvest Moon.

The first full moon after the Winter Solstice 2023 will be on Tuesday December 26, 2023 19:33 EST or December 27, 2023 00:33 UTC. The December 2023 full moon is also called the Full Cold Moon, and is the first full moon of the Winter 2023-2024 season .

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 in 2023?

There will be 13 full moons in 2023 with one full moon each month most of the months of the year with a second full moon in August. There will be a full blue moon in 2023 making a year of 13 full moons.

When is the first full moon of 2023?

The first full moon of 2023 will be on Friday January 6, 2023 18:08 EST or 23:08 UTC. It will be called the Full Wolf Moon as it is the January Full Moon. It is also the first full moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season as the December 2022 full moon occurred before the Winter Equinox.

When is the next Snow Moon 2023?

The Full Snow Moon 2023 will be on Sunday February 5, 2023 13:29 EST or 18:29 UTC. This will be the second full moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season. The snow moon is the name of the February full moon.

When is the next Strawberry Moon 2023?

The 2023 Full Strawberry moon will be on Saturday June 3, 2023 23:42 ET or June 4, 2023 03:42 UTC. This will be the third full moon of the Spring 2023 season as it falls about two weeks before the Summer Solstice.

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

The first full moon after Spring Equinox 2023 will be on Thursday April 6, 2023 00:34 EST or 04:34 UTC. It’s the April 2023 full moon, also called the Full Pink Moon.

When is the January 2023 full moon?

The January 2023 Full Moon will be on Friday January 6, 2023 18:08 EST or 23:08 UTC. This will be the first full moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season as the December 2022 full moon occurred prior to the Winter Equinox. The January Full moon is also called theFull Wolf Moon.

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