The Worm Moon In March Signifies The Beginning Of Spring

The next full moon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 28 at 2:48 p.m. EDT.

While that may fall right in the middle of the day, you will still be able to see it in all its fully illuminated glory come nighttime, which is good news for those of us who enjoy the sight of a full moon.

For those who may not know, this month’s full moon is known as the worm moon. But where did such a name come from?

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If we look back to folklore, the name for the March full moon comes from its correlation to the time of year that it is: the dawning of springtime. Spring is when the snow melts and life returns to the land. It is also when earthworms, who have been deep within the dirt, begin their ascent to the surface in search of warmth – hence the name of worm moon.

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The March moon also has other names, such as crow moon, sap moon, or wind strong moon. Of course, they all share one common link, and that is the season of spring.

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Spring is when the crows make their migrations home, sap once again flows from maple trees, and the winds bring a season of change.

While the March full moon is supposed to signify the return of spring, the first three weeks of March are usually still technically part of winter.

However, this year, the worm moon will actually coincide with spring as the official first day of spring this year is the 20 of March. So, when we get the full moon on the 28 of March we will have officially had spring for a whole week.

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Even though we’re still a few days out from it being officially spring, a lot of us are already beginning to feel the effects of spring. The temperatures are slowly warming and we can look forward to days starting to get noticeably longer.

Are you excited for spring? Let us know!

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