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April 2023 New Moon, the new moon in Aries

Take a look back at the April 2023 New Moon! The April New Moon was on Thursday April 20, 2023 based on the data provided by NASA. It was the fourth 2023 new moon.

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.

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

Dark photo of the moon for the New Moon April 2023 date, the New Flower Moon and new moon in Aries

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 was the new moon in April 2023?

The new moon in April was on Thursday April 20, 2023 at 12:12 AM EDT or 4:12 AM UTC. The April 20th new moon was the fourth new moon of 2023 and the new moon in Aries.

What was the name of the April 2023 New Moon?

The April 2023 New Moon was called the New Flower Moon because it started the May Full Moon lunar cycle. Depending on the year the name will change. The name is fitting for the season because Spring is well underway.

Other nicknames for when the April New Moon when it starts May’s full moon cycle include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

Which season included the April New Moon?

In 2023, the April New Moon was the second new moon of the Spring 2023 season. It was the second new moon after the Spring 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 Spring Equinox was on Monday March 20, 2023 at 5:25 PM EDT or 9:25 PM UTC.

When was the full moon for the 2023 New Flower Moon?

The Full Pink Moon was on Friday May 5, 2023 1:34 PM EDT or 5:34 PM UTC and was the full moon in Scorpio.

The full moon in April 2023 was the middle of the lunar cycle that started in March 2023.

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 PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How many new moons were there in April 2023?

In 2023, there was one new moon in April. The April New Moon was on Thursday April 20, 2023. In some years the calendar aligns so that April has two new moons, but not for 2023.

Future New Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the new moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.

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Dark photo of the moon for the April 2023 New Moon, the New Flower Moon, new moon in Aries