I don’t ever remember the different names for the different types of moons until recently but it’s kind of fun, especially with something as cool as the “Worm Moon”.
Now don’t get it twisted, we still only have one moon but with the different sizes, colors and things like that change the way it looks, the creative names have popped up and while my initial reaction to what a worm moon would look like, squiggly and bendy like a worm, I can assure you the moon will still be round when this worm moon is visible.
Speaking of which, it will be visible for us on Friday March 18th when it reaches peak illumination at 3:20 A.M. EDT on Friday, March 18, 2022.
Ok, so you won’t be up quite that early to see it at its peak, you can look for the spectacularly bright Moon as it rises above the horizon earlier that evening.
March’s full Moon goes by the name Worm Moon, which was originally thought to refer to the earthworms that appear as the soil warms in spring. This invites robins and other birds to feed—a true sign of spring.
The Full Moon has been integral to tracking the change of months and seasons since ancient times.
Today, we use many of these ancient month names as Full Moon names, and many of them come from the Colonial Americans adopting Native American names into their calendars.