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Next Full Moon in U.S. Central Time for 2023

The 2023 Full Moon Calendar for the U.S. Central Time includes 13 full moons with a blue moon in August, 2 penumbral lunar eclipses, and 4 supermoons.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Photo of the moon for the date of the the next Full Moon in U.S. Central Time

The next full moon is on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at 6:33 PM. The December 2023 full moon will be called the Full Cold Moon and will be the first Winter Full Moon. It will be the full moon in Cancer.

There is one full moon left for 2023, which will be the December full moon just after Christmas.

The last full moon was on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 3:16 AM. The November 27 Full Moon was called the Full Beaver Moon and was the last full moon of Autumn 2023. It was the full moon in Gemini.

2023 Full Moon Calendar in U.S. Central Time

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 2023 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Central Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

Full Moon 2023U.S. Central TimeNameSeason
Friday, January 65:08 PMWolf MoonWinter
Sunday, February 512:29 PMSnow MoonWinter
Tuesday, March 76:40 AMWorm MoonWinter
Wednesday April 511:34 PMPink MoonSpring
Friday, May 512:34 PMFlower MoonSpring
Saturday, June 310:42 PMStrawberry MoonSpring
Monday, July 36:39 AMBuck MoonSummer
Tuesday, August 11:31 PMSturgeon MoonSummer
Wednesday, August 308:35 PMBlue MoonSummer
Friday, September 294:57 AMHarvest MoonAutumn
Saturday, October 283:24 PMHunter’s MoonAutumn
Monday, November 273:16 AMBeaver MoonAutumn
Tuesday, December 266:33 PMCold MoonWinter

The names and dates of the full moons in 2023 are:

January 6, 2023: Full Wolf Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Wolf Moon in 2023, the January Full Moon

The full moon in January 2023 was on January 6 at 5:08 PM. The January Full Moon was called the Full Wolf Moon and was the first full moon of Winter 2022-2023. The January 6 Full Moon was the full moon in Cancer and the first full moon of 2023. Other names for the January full moon were the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 5, 2023: Full Snow Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Snow Moon in 2023, the February Full Moon

The full moon in February 2023 was on Sunday, February 5 at 12:29 PM. The Full Snow Moon was the second full moon of the Winter 2022-2023 season. The February 5 Full Moon was the full moon in Leo. Other names for the February full moon were the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 7, 2023: Full Worm Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Worm Moon in 2023, the March Full Moon

The full moon in March 2023 was on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:40 AM. The Full Worm Moon was the third and last full moon of the Winter 2023 season. The March 7 Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo. Other names for the March full moon were the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 5, 2023: Full Pink Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Pink Moon in 2023, the April Full Moon

The full moon in April 2023 was on Wednesday, April 5 at 11:34 PM. The Full Pink Moon was the first Spring full moon in 2023. The April 5 Full Moon was the full moon in Libra. Other names for the full moon in April were the Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon

May 5, 2023: Full Flower Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Flower Moon in 2023, the May Full Moon

The full moon in May 2023 was on Friday, May 5 at 12:34 PM. The Full Flower Moon was the second full moon of the Spring 2023 season. The May 5 Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio. There was also a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at the same time as the May full moon. Other names for the May Full moon were the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 3, 2023: Full Strawberry Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Strawberry Moon in 2023, the June Full Moon

The full moon in June 2023 was on Saturday, June 3 at 10:42 PM. The Full Strawberry Moon was the third and last full moon of Spring 2023. The June 3 Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. Other names for the June full moon were the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 3, 2023: Full Buck Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Buck Moon in 2023, the July Full Moon

The full moon in July 2023 was on Monday, July 3 at 6:39 AM. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer 2023. The July 3 Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn. It was the first of four super full moons in 2023. Other names for the July full moon were the Thunder Moon, and Hay Moon.

August 1, 2023: Full Sturgeon Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Sturgeon Moon in 2023, the first August Full Moon

The first full moon in August 2023 was on Tuesday, August 1 at 1:31 PM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer 2023. The August 1 Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius and the second 2023 full supermoon. Other names for the first August full moon were the Barley Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Fruit Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Red Moon, and Wyrt Moon.

August 30, 2023: Super Blue Moon

Blue photo of the moon for the date of the blue moon in August 2023, the second full moon for the month

The second full moon in August 2023 was on Wednesday, August 30 at 8:35 PM. The Super Blue Moon was the last Summer Full Moon. The August 30 full moon was the full moon in Pisces and the third super full moon in 2023.

September 29, 2023: Super Harvest Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Harvest Moon in 2023, the September Full Moon

The full moon in September 2023 was on Friday, September 29 at 4:57 AM. The Super Harvest Moon was the first full moon of Autumn 2023 and the last super full moon of 2023. The September 29 Full Moon will be the full moon in Aries. There will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse during the full moon

October 28, 2023: Full Hunter’s Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Hunter's Moon in 2023, the October Full Moon

The full moon in October 2023 was on Saturday, October 28 at 3:24 PM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the second full moon of Autumn 2023. The October 28 Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus.

November 27, 2023: Full Beaver Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Beaver Moon in 2023, the November Full Moon

The full moon in November 2023 will be on Monday, November 27 at 3:16 AM. The Full Beaver Moon will be the last full moon of Autumn 2023. The November 27 Full Moon will be the full moon in Gemini. Another name for the November full moon was the Frosty Moon.

December 26, 2023: Full Cold Moon

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Cold Moon in 2023, the December Full Moon

The full moon in December will be on Tuesday, December 26 at 6:33 PM. The Full Cold Moon will be the first Winter Full Moon. The December 26 Full Moon will be the full moon in Cancer. Other names for the December Full moon are the Long Nights Moon and Oak Moon

When was the blue moon in 2023?

The 2023 Blue Moon was in August on Wednesday, August 30 at 8:35 PM as a second August Full Moon. The August 30 full moon was the third and last full moon of Summer 2023.

There are two definitions of blue moons. The most common, and the one you likely know, is when two full moons occur in the same month. The second full moon is typically called a blue moon.

The second definition of a blue moon relates to having an extra full moon during a season. When a season has four full moons, the third full moon of the season is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon to help distinguish between the other definition.

When was the Harvest Moon in 2023?

The 2023 Harvest Moon was in September on Friday, September 29 at 4:57 AM. The September Super Moon was the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox and was the first full moon of Autumn. The September 29 Full Moon was the full moon in Aries. There will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse during the full moon.

Depending on the year and how the calendar aligns, the harvest moon may be the last full moon of Summer or the first full moon Autumn. It’s typically in September, but can be October in some years.

Full Moons Next Year in U.S. Central Time

Looking ahead to next year, there will be 12 full moons with a seasonal blue moon in August.

Full Moon 2024U.S. Central TimeFull Moon NameSeason
Thursday, January 2511:54 AMFull Wolf MoonWinter
Saturday, February 246:30 AMFull Snow MoonWinter
Monday, March 252:00 AMFull Worm MoonSpring
Tuesday, April 236:49 PMFull Pink MoonSpring
Thursday, May 238:53 AMFull Flower MoonSpring
Friday, June 218:08 PMFull Strawberry MoonSummer
Sunday, July 215:17 AMFull Buck MoonSummer
Monday, August 191:26 PMSuper Sturgeon MoonSummer
Tuesday, September 179:34 PMSuper Harvest MoonSummer
Thursday, October 176:26 AMSuper Hunter’s MoonAutumn
Friday, November 153:29 PMSuper Beaver MoonAutumn
Sunday, December 153:02 AMFull Cold MoonAutumn

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Photo of the moon for the date of the the next Full Moon in U.S. Central Time

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The dates and times provided by NASA for United States Central Time Zone in Central Standard Time (CST) and adjusted for Daylight Savings Time in Central Daylight Time (CDT) for part of the year. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.