Mark your calendars for the next March 2023 Full Moon! The next March full moon is Tuesday March 7, 2023 7:40 AM EST or 12:40 PM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the third full moon on the 2023 full moon calendar.
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 March 2023 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts about it.
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.
What is the name of the March 2023 Full Moon?
The name of the March 2023 full moon is the Full Worm Moon. This full moon name is inspired by the time of the year when the earthworms start to reappear as the grown thaws at the end of the winter. The birds start to come back as spring approaches, with the Spring Equinox that happens each year towards the end of March.
Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.
Which season includes the March Full Moon?
In 2023, the March Full Moon will be the third full moon of the winter 2022-2023 season. It will be the third and last full moon after the Winter Solstice in 2022.
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 10:25 PM UTC.
Depending on the year, the Full Worm Moon could occur either at the end of Winter or the beginning of Spring. In 2023 it will be part of the Winter season.
When is the new moon for the 2023 Full Worm Moon?
The lunar cycle for the March Full Moon will begin with its new moon in February 2023. The New Worm Moon will be on Monday February 20, 2023 2:06 AM EST or 7:06 AM UTC and will be in the new moon in Pisces. It will also be a supermoon.
The new moon that will occur in March 2023 will be the start of the lunar cycle of the April full moon.
Future March Full Moons
Wondering about March in the future and when the full moons will occur? Here’s a list for the next few years.
|Year||Day of the week||Future March Full Moons|
|2023||Tuesday||March 7, 2023 7:40 AM EST|
|2024||Monday||March 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDT|
|2025||Friday||March 14, 2025 2:55 AM EDT|
|2026||Tuesday||March 3, 2026 6:38 AM EST|
|2027||Monday||March 22, 2027 6:44 AM EDT|
|2028||Friday||March 10, 2028 8:06 PM EST|
|2029||Thursday||March 29, 2029 10:26 PM EDT|
Past March Full Moons
And what about the past? Here is when the full moon occurred in the past for March.
In 2018, there was a blue moon in March. The full moons occurred on the 1st and 31st of the month!
|Year||Day of the week||Past March Full Moons|
|2022||Friday||March 18, 2022 3:17 AM EDT|
|2021||Sunday||March 28, 2021 2:48 PM EDT|
|2020||Monday||March 9, 2020 1:48 PM EDT|
|2019||Wednesday||March 20, 2019 9:43 PM EDT|
|2018||Saturday||March 31, 2018 8:37 AM EDT (Blue Moon)|
|2018||Thursday||March 1, 2018 7:51 PM EST|
|2017||Sunday||March 12, 2017 10:54 AM EDT|
Future 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.
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