List of New Moons 2023

The new moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle. It occurs when the moon is between the sun and the Earth, and its side facing the Earth does not receive sunlight. New moons are often correlated with new beginnings, introspection, and potential.

A new moon is the opposite of a full moon. This means that this lunar phase is not visible from Earth.

New moons occur approximately every 29.5 days, according to National Geographic. This means that there are normally 12 new moons a year. But, because the lunar cycle is not perfectly synchronized with the Gregorian calendar, some months may have two new moons.

When this happens, at least one of those New Moons is a Black Moon. National geographic states: “Usually, new moons occur only once a month, but because there is a slight disjunction between the phases of the moon (a 29.5-day cycle, on average) and the Gregorian calendar, some months may have two new moons: one at the beginning and another. in the end.”

New moons rise and set at about the same time as the sun. The new moon is not visible in the night sky and is often called “the dark moon.”

New moons have received different names depending on the seasons. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “Historically, the names of full or new moons were used to follow the seasons. Nowadays, we think of the names of the Moon as “nicknames” for the Moon.”

“The Moon names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional North American sources passed down from generation to generation.” he added.

Here are all the new moons of the year 2023 along with their names:


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January 21, 2023 at 15:53 ​​EST

New snow moon


February 20, 2023 at 2:06 am EST

New Worm Moon


March 21, 2023 at 12:23 am EST

New Pink Moon


April 19, 2023 at 11:12 PM EST

New Moon Flower


May 19, 2023 at 10:53 am EST

Strawberry New Moon


June 17, 2023 at 11:37 PM EST

New Moon


July 17, 2023 at 1:32 PM EST

New sturgeon moon


August 16, 2023 at 4:38 am EST

New blue moon


September 14, 2023 at 8:40 pm EST

New harvest moon


October 14, 2023 at 12:55 am EST

Hunter’s New Moon


November 13, 2023 at 4:27 am EST

Beaver New Moon


December 12, 2023 at 6:32 pm EST

Cold new moon

Source: NASA and Old Farmer’s Almanac

New moons are a time of great potential and possibilities. They are a time to set new intentions, discard old baggage and start anew. If you are looking for a time to make a change in your life, the new moon is a good time to do it.

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