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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets and night sky for October

The moon will hang near the orange star Aldebaran and red star Betelgeuse. See them before midnight until dawn. Visible planets and night sky, here!

September full moon 2023 is a super Harvest Moon

The September full moon - the Harvest Moon supermoon - happens overnight on September 28-29, 2023. This full moon lies between Jupiter and Saturn.

August full moon: a Blue supermoon near Saturn

The August full moon occurs twice in 2023. Both are supermoons. The 1st full moon was August 1. The 2nd - also called a Blue Moon - is August 30-31.

July full moon is the Buck Moon and a supermoon

The July full moon – the Buck Moon – falls overnight tonight, and is fullest at 11:39 UTC (6:39 a.m. CDT) tomorrow. It's also a supermoon.

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!