Mark your calendars for the next March 2023 New Moon! The next March New Moon is Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 1:23 PM EDT or 6:23 PM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the third new moon on the new moon 2023 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 March 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 (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 new moon in March 2023?
The new moon in March will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 1:23 PM EDT or 6:23 PM UTC. The March 21st new moon will be the third new moon of 2023 and the new moon in Aries.
What is the name of the March 2023 New Moon?
The March 2023 New Moon will be called the New Pink Moon because it is the start of the April Full Moon lunar cycle. Depending on the year the name will change. The name is fitting for the season because Spring is getting started.
Other nicknames for when the March New Moon when it starts April’s full moon cycle include:
- New Egg Moon,
- New Sprouting Grass Moon,
- New Fish Moon (generally among the coastal indigenous tribes)
They all have a common tie to the spring season as new flowers start to bloom and the fish begin to spawn by April
Which season includes the March New Moon?
In 2023, the March New Moon will be the first new moon of the Spring 2023 season. It will be the first 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 10:25 PM UTC.
When is the full moon for the 2023 New Pink Moon?
The Full Pink Moon will be in Thursday April 6, 2023 at 12:34 AM EDT or 5:34 AM UTC and will be the full moon in Libra.
The full moon that will occur in March 2023 will be the middle of the lunar cycle that will start in February 2023.
March 2023 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC
Below are the lunar phases for March 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|
|March Full Moon||March 7, 2023 7:40 AM EST||March 7, 2023 12:40 PM UTC|
|March Last Quarter||March 14, 2023 10:08 PM EDT||March 15, 2023 3:08 AM UTC|
|March New Moon||March 21, 2023 1:23 PM EDT||March 21, 2023 6:23 PM UTC|
|March First Quarter||March 28, 2023 10:32 PM EDT||March 29, 2023 3:32 AM UTC|
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions about the March New Moons? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.
In 2023, there will be one new moon in March. The March New Moon will be on Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 1:23 PM EDT or 6:23 PM UTC. In some years the calendar aligns so that March 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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