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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets and night sky for June 2023

June's visible planets: Venus and Mars are in the evening sky. Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury are in the morning sky. There will be a gathering of the moon, 2 planets and bright stars on the June solstice.

Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The June full moon - the Strawberry Moon - occurs on the overnight of June 3, 2023. Watch its path across the sky. You'll see it mimics the December sun.

May full moon is the Flower Moon

The May full moon occurs near mid-day today, May 5. The moon looks full on the overnights of May 4, 5, and 6. Learn more about the Flower Moon.

April full moon – the Pink Moon – falls on April 5-6

The April 2023 full moon – overnight on April 5-6 – is the Pink Moon and lies near the star Spica in the constellation Virgo. Find star charts here.

February full moon – smallest of 2023 – on the 5th

The full Snow Moon happens overnight on February 5, 2023. It's the smallest full moon of 2023 and lies near the bright star Regulus in Leo.

The January full moon is the Wolf Moon

The 2023 January full moon falls on January 6. It falls just 16 nights after the December solstice and closely follows the path of the sun in early July.

Best of 2023: Night sky events not to miss

Best of 2023: Find the most magnificent night sky scenes that you won't want to miss, chosen for you by the editors of EarthSky. Planets, eclipses and more!

December full moon mimics the June sun

The December full moon is called the Cold Moon, Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon. It crosses high in the sky, mimicking the June sun.

Hunter’s Moon falls on October 9 in 2022

The Hunter's Moon - full moon following the Harvest Moon - is on October 9 in 2022. The bright object near the full moon is our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter.

2022’s September full moon is the Harvest Moon

The September full moon – the Harvest Moon – happens overnight on September 9-10, 2022. This full moon lies near Jupiter in the constellation Aquarius.