Full Moon Calendar 2023
(All times noted are Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight.)
January 6, 2023 (6:08 PM): Wolf Moon
Said to be so named for the wolf's hungry howling during mid-winter nights.
February 5, 2023 (1:29 PM) Snow Moon
The snow was often heaviest come February—and this lunation.
March 7, 2023 (7:40 AM) Worm Moon
This moon comes at beginning of the spring thaw, when earthworms reappear and robins soon after them.
April 6, 2023 (12:34 AM) Pink Moon
Named not for the color of this moon, but for the hue of wild ground phlox, one of the first plants to bloom come spring.
May 5, 2023 (1:34 PM) Flower Moon
So dubbed for the blooms typically growing in glorious profusion in May.
June 3, 2023 (11:42 PM) Strawberry Moon
While a full, red moon might resemble a strawberry, this moon is named for the fruit that's usually ready to pick around the time of it.
July 3, 2023 (7:39 AM) Buck Moon
This moon coincides with the time of the year when male deer grow new antlers. In 2023, this moon will be the first supermoon of the year.
August 1, 2023 (2:32 PM) Sturgeon Moon
Judging by its name, the fishing is good during this moon—especially for sturgeon, found in the Great Lakes and other northern bodies of water. This moon will also be a supermoon.
August 30, 2023 (9:36 PM) Blue Moon
When there are two full moons in one month, the second is called a blue moon. This moon will also be a supermoon, making it extra unusual.
September 29, 2023 (5:58 AM) Harvest Moon
The full moon closest to the fall equinox, the Harvest Moon may occur occasionally in October. It is during the helpful light of this moon that corn is often harvested. This will be the last supermoon of the year.
October 28, 2023 (4:24 PM) Hunter’s Moon
This moon marked a crucial time for hunters to store up meat before winter. The Hunter's Moon also was considered a feast day for Native Americans and many Western Europeans.
November 27, 2023 (4:16 AM) Beaver Moon
Trapping beavers, prized for their warm fur, was popular during this lunation's activity.
December 26, 2023 (7:33 PM) Cold Moon
This moon marks the start of the year's coldest months.