March 2023 New Moon, the new moon in Aries

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Take a look back at the March 2023 New Moon! The March New Moon was on Tuesday March 21, 2023 based on the data provided by NASA. It was 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.

Dark photo of the moon for the New Moon March 2023 date, the New Pink 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 March 2023?

The new moon in March was on Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 1:23 PM EDT or 6:23 PM UTC. The March 21st new moon was the third new moon of 2023 and the new moon in Aries.

What was the name of the March 2023 New Moon?

The March 2023 New Moon was called the New Pink Moon because it started 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 was 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 was 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 was on 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 in March 2023 was the middle of the lunar cycle that started 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 PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
March Full MoonMarch 7, 2023 7:40 AM ESTMarch 7, 2023 12:40 PM UTC
March Last QuarterMarch 14, 2023 10:08 PM EDTMarch 15, 2023 3:08 AM UTC
March New MoonMarch 21, 2023 1:23 PM EDTMarch 21, 2023 6:23 PM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 28, 2023 10:32 PM EDTMarch 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.

How many new moons were there in March 2023?

In 2023, there was one new moon in March. The March New Moon was on Tuesday March 21, 2023. 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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Dark photo of the moon for the March 2023 New Moon, the New Pink Moon, new moon in Aries