The Moons of 2023
These names for the moons of the year are based on the hybrid Indigenous New England/Colonial names that came into general usage some centuries ago. Some years have a thirteenth moon, which in our reckoning is inserted and called a "Wandering Moon", necessary to keep the reckoning steady. 2023 has a thirteenth moon. These dates only show the time of the full moon; the actual moons (lunations) begin when the first waxing sliver of a crescent shows in the sky after the previous dark moon, and end when they wane into darkness.