Take a look back at the February 2023 New Moon! The February New Moon was on Monday February 20, 2023 based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the second new moon on the 2023 new moon calendar.
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 February New 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 are 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. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.
When was the new moon in February 2023?
The new moon in February was on Monday February 20, 2023 at 2:06 AM EST or 7:06 AM UTC. The February 20th new moon was the second new moon of 2023 and the new moon in Pisces.
What is the name of the February 2023 New Moon?
The February 2023 New Moon was called the New Worm Moon because it was the start of the March Full Moon lunar cycle. Depending on the year the name will change. The name is fitting for the season because while it’s part of Winter, we’re getting closer to spring.
Other nicknames for when the February New Moon when it starts March’s full moon cycle include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.
Which season includes the February New Moon?
In 2023, the February New Moon was the third new moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season. It was the third and last new moon after the Winter Solstice in 2022.
The Winter Solstice marks the first day of winter and is the shortest day of the year when the Earth is tilted as far away from the sun as it will be all year.
In 2022, the Winter Solstice was on Wednesday December 21, 2022 at 4:48 PM ET or 9:48 PM UTC.
When was the full moon for the 2023 New Worm Moon?
The Full Snow Moon was in February on Tuesday March 7, 2023 at 7:40 AM EST or 12:40 PM UTC and was the full moon in Virgo.
The full moon in February 2023 was the middle of the lunar cycle that started in January 2023.
February 2023 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC
Below are the lunar phases for February 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|
|February Full Moon||February 5, 2023 1:29 PM EST||February 5, 2023 6:29 PM UTC|
|February Last Quarter||February 13, 2023 11:01 AM EST||February 13, 2023 4:01 PM UTC|
|February New Moon||February 20, 2023 2:06 AM EST||February 20, 2023 7:06 AM UTC|
|February First Quarter||February 27, 2023 3:06 AM EST||February 27, 2023 8:06 AM UTC|
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions about the February New Moons? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.
In 2023, there was one new moon in February. The February New Moon was on Monday February 20, 2023. In some years the calendar aligns so that February doesn’t have a new moon, one of the definitions of a black moon, 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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