Full Moon July 2023: The Full Buck Moon

Mark your calendars for the next July 2023 Full Moon. The next July full moon is Monday July 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDT or 11:39 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the seventh full moon on the schedule for 2023.

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.

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

Photo of the moon for the Full Moon July 2023 date, the Full Buck Moon

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.

When is the full moon in July 2023?

The full moon in July will be on Monday July 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDT or 11:39 AM UTC. The July 3rd full moon will be the seventh full moon of 2023 and the full moon in Capricorn.

What is the name of the July 2023 Full Moon?

One name for the July 2023 Full Moon is the Full Buck Moon. It’s not likely a name you would have immediately guessed. The Full Buck Moon takes its name from the time of year when antlers start to appear on male deer (bucks).

Other nicknames for July’s Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

Which season includes the July Full Moon?

In 2023, the July Full Moon will be the first full moon of the Summer 2023 season. It will be the first full moon after the Summer Solstice in 2023.

The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of astronomical summer and the end of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

In 2023, the Summer Solstice will be Wednesday June 21, 2023 10:58 AM EDT or 2:58 PM UTC.

Depending on the year, the Full Buck Moon could occur either be the first or second Full Moon of Summer, depending on if the June Full Moon happens before or after the Summer Solstice.

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

The lunar cycle for the July Full Moon will begin with its new moon in June 2023. The New Buck Moon will be on Sunday June 18, 2023 12:37 AM EDT or 4:37 AM UTC and will be in the new moon in Taurus.

Also interesting to note, the new and full moons will occur in different seasons. The New Buck Moon will be part of Spring 2023 and the full moon is part of the summer season.

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

Will there be a full supermoon in July 2023?

Depending on the supermoon definition you use, the full moon in July 2023 will be a full supermoon or it is a little too far away to be considered one. The July full moon will be approximately 361,934 kilometers from the Earth during its peak, based on the calculations by AstroPixels.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon has a larger-than-usual appearance when you look at it. There isn’t an official definition for how close the moon needs to be to the earth to be considered a supermoon. For the purposes of this site, we’ll follow the Timeanddate.com definition using moons less than 360,000 kilometers from the Earth.

2023 will have 2 supermoons in August and 2 additional full supermoons, including July, depending on the definition you use.

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

No there will not be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in July 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.

July 2023 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for July 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 PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
July Full MoonJuly 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDTJuly 3, 2023 11:39 PM 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

Future July Full Moons

Wondering when in the future the full moons will occur in July beyond July 2023 full moon? Here’s a list through 2029.

YearDay of the weekFuture July Full Moons
2023MondayJuly 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDT
2024SundayJuly 21, 2024 6:17 AM EDT
2025ThursdayJuly 10, 2025 4:37 PM EDT
2026WednesdayJuly 29, 2026 10:36 AM EDT
2027SundayJuly 18, 2027 11:45 AM EDT
2028ThursdayJuly 6, 2028 2:11 PM EDT
2029WednesdayJuly 25, 2029 9:36 AM EDT

Past July Full Moons

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

YearDay of the weekPast July Full Moons
2022WednesdayJuly 13, 2022 2:37 PM EDT
2021FridayJuly 23, 2021 10:37 PM EDT
2020SundayJuly 5, 2020 12:44 AM EDT
2019TuesdayJuly 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT
2018FridayJuly 27, 2018 4:21 PM EDT
2017SundayJuly 9, 2017 12:07 AM EDT

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How many full moons will there be in July 2023?

In 2023, there will be one full moon in July. The July Full Moon will be on Monday July 3, 2023 7:39 AM EDT or 11:39 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, check out these additional full moon calendars.

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Photo of the moon for the July 2023 Full Moon, the Full Buck Moon