Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Date And Time of Full Moons for 2023

Did you know?  Most of the time, the full moon isn't perfectly full. 

We always see the same side of the moon, but part of it is in shadow, due to the moon's rotation. Only when the moon, Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned is the moon 100% full, and that alignment produces a lunar eclipse.  

And sometimes — once in a blue moon — the moon is full twice in a month (or four times in a season, depending on which definition you prefer). 

You can learn more about moon phases at

Well, January 6,  we are looking at a full moon in the astrological sign of Cancer, and January moon is commonly called a WOLF Moon. There are many other ancient moon names for every month.

When are the FULL MOONS in 2023?

This is when full moons will occur in 2023, according to NASA:

DateNameU.S. Eastern TimeGMT
January 6Wolf Moon6:08 p.m.23:48
February 6Snow Moon1:29 p.m.18:29
March 7Worm Moon7:40 a.m.12:40
April 6Pink Moon12:34 a.m.04:34
May 5Flower Moon1:34 p.m.17:34
June 3Strawberry Moon11:42 p.m.03:42 on June 4
July 3Buck Moon7:39 a.m.11:39
August 1Sturgeon Moon2:31 p.m.18:31
August 30Blue Moon9:35 p.m.01:35 Aug. 31
September 29Harvest Moon5:57 a.m.09:57
October 28Hunter's Moon4:24 p.m.20:24
November 27Beaver Moon4:16 a.m.09:16
December 26Cold Moon10:33 p.m.03:33 GMT on Dec. 27 

What To Do With Outdated Calendars

How to repurpose old calendars
Eco Friendly ideas for re-purposing old calendars
It's the end of the end of the year and that means that your calendar is now outdated! Unless, of course, you are using a perpetual calendar, it's time to let go.

If you are like many people, you probably hate to just toss your beloved calendar in the trash.  Perhaps it was given to you by someone special or on a topic you really adore. Yes, you enjoyed it for a whole year and now there must be something you can do with it!

Whether your calendar was on vintage posters, 50's cars, or travel to a favorite destination,  there are actually a few things you can do to save it from the trash heap: 
  • Frame it. Save your favorite images as wall art
  • Make a collage or decoupage using many images 
  • Make recycle ART.  Try rolled frames, mirror frames, beads, more
  • Make a book or journal
  • Make a picture morgue (library)
  • Use it for crafts such as bookmarks, gift tags, wrap and note cards
  • Save for scrapbooking projects
  • Use it as a birthday calendar to record friends and families birthdays
  • Donate it to freecycle, your book swap or your town swap shop (one man's trash is another's treasure)
  • If you are a teacher or program leader, collect them from parents, they are perfect for class projects
  • Use it another yearThese years have the same calendars as 2023 (the selected year is highlighted): 1933, 1939, 1950, 1961, 1967, 1978, 1989, 1995, 2006, 2017, 2023, 2034, 2045 and 2051 Check any year: Visit this site and find out!
  • Put it in the recycle bin if all else fails.  Recycle
NOTE: There used to be an organization called "Calendars for Kids Recycle Project" but as far as I can see, it no longer exists.  If you know of another, let me know!  I am happy to pass it on.

And remember, if you get too many calendars as gifts  this year, pass them on to a friend or give them to a thrift.  Someone will be happy to use a new one! 

Speaking of calendars, Have a GREEN  Year!