2023 New Moons, calendar of new moons in 2023

The 2023 New Moon Calendar shows you the dates of the new moons in 2023 will be during the year. In 2023 there will be 12 new moons with the first moons on Saturday, January 21.

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.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 2023 new moons

New Moon Calendar 2023

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

The new moons in 2023 are:

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 3:53 P.M. EST

The new moon in January 2023 was on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 3:53 PM EST. The New Snow Moon was the second new moon of Winter. The January 21 New Moon was the new moon in Capricorn.

Monday, February 20, 2023 at 2:06 A.M. EST

The new moon in February 2023 was on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 2:06 AM EST. The New Worm Moon was the last new moon of Winter. The February 20 New Moon was the new moon in Pisces.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 1:23 P.M. EDT

The new moon in March 2023 was on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 1:23 PM EDT. The New Pink Moon was the first new moon of Spring. The March 21 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 12:12 A.M. EDT

The new moon in April 2023 was on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 12:12 AM EDT. The New Flower Moon was the second new moon of Spring. The April 20 New Moon was the new moon in Aries.

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:53 A.M. EDT

The new moon in May 2023 was on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:53 AM EDT. The New Strawberry Moon was the third new moon of Spring. The May 19 New Moon was the new moon in Taurus.

Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 12:37 A.M. EDT

The new moon in June 2023 was on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 12:37 AM EDT. The New Buck Moon was the last new moon of Spring. The June 18 New Moon was the new moon in Gemini.

Monday, July 17, 2023 at 2:32 P.M. EDT

The new moon in July 2023 was on Monday, July 17, 2023 at 2:32 PM EDT. The New Sturgeon Moon was the first new moon of Summer. The July 17 New Moon was the new moon in Cancer.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 5:38 A.M. EDT

The new moon in August 2023 was on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 5:38 AM EDT. The New Blue Moon was the second new moon of Summer. The August 16 New Moon was the new moon in Leo.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:40 P.M. EDT

The new moon in September 2023 was on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:40 PM EDT. The New Harvest Moon was the last new moon of Summer. The September 14 New Moon was the new moon in Virgo.

Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:55 P.M. EDT

The new moon in October 2023 was on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT. The New Hunter’s Moon was the first new moon of Autumn. The October 14 New Moon was the new moon in Libra.

Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4:27 A.M. EST

The new moon in November 2023 will be on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4:27 AM EST. The New Beaver Moon will be the second new moon of Autumn. The November 13 New Moon will be the new moon in Scorpio.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:32 P.M. EST

The new moon in December 2023 will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:32 PM EST. The New Cold Moon will be the last new moon of Autumn. The December 12 New Moon will be the new moon in Sagittarius.

What are the New Moon Names in 2023?

The names of the new moons in 2023 are:

  • New Snow Moon on January 21
  • New Worm Moon on February 20
  • New Pink Moon on March 21
  • New Flower Moon on April 20
  • New Strawberry Moon on May 19
  • New Buck Moon on June 18
  • New Sturgeon Moon on July 17
  • New Blue Moon on August 16
  • New Harvest Moon on September 14
  • New Hunter’s Moon on October 14
  • New Beaver Moon on November 13
  • New Cold Moon on December 12

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The minor phases are the waxing crescent, the waxing gibbous, the waning gibbous, and the waning crescent.

The lunar month lasts an average of 29.53 days and begins with the new moon. The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon.

A full moon occurs in the middle of the lunar month when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Dark watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 2023 new moons


Sources

The dates and exact time provided by NASA for the United States (USA) Eastern Time Zone, including major cities such as New York, unless otherwise stated, and adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. Since your local timezone may be different, the exact dates may shift for your calendar. The supermoon calculations are based on those by AstroPixels.