Mark your calendars for the next April 2023 New Moon! The next April New Moon is Thursday April 20, 2023 at 12:12 AM EDT or 4:12 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be 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.
The dates and times provided by NASA in the 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 you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.
When is the new moon in April 2023?
The new moon in April will be on Thursday April 20, 2023 at 12:12 AM EDT or 4:12 AM UTC. The April 20th new moon will be the fourth new moon of 2023 and the new moon in Aries.
What is the name of the April 2023 New Moon?
The April 2023 New Moon will be called the New Flower Moon because it is the start of 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 includes the April New Moon?
In 2023, the April New Moon will be the second new moon of the Spring 2023 season. It will be 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 will be on Monday March 20, 2023 at 5:25 PM EDT or 9:25 PM UTC.
When is the full moon for the 2023 New Flower Moon?
The Full Pink Moon will be in Friday May 5, 2023 1:34 PM EDT or 5:34 PM UTC and will be the full moon in Scorpio.
The full moon that will occur in April 2023 will be the middle of the lunar cycle that will start 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 Phase||US Eastern Date & Time||UTC Date & Time|
|April Full Moon||April 6, 2023 12:34 AM EDT||April 6, 2023 4:34 AM UTC|
|April Last Quarter||April 13, 2023 5:11 AM EDT||April 13, 2023 9:11 AM UTC|
|April New Moon||April 20, 2023 12:12 AM EDT||April 20, 2023 4:12 AM UTC|
|April First Quarter||April 27, 2023 5:20 PM EDT||April 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.
In 2023, there will be one new moon in April. The April New Moon will be on Thursday April 20, 2023 at 12:12 AM EDT or 4:12 AM UTC. 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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