Whether you’re an astronomy lover or in need of a gorgeous view, the last full moon of March, nicknamed “Worm Moon” will shine brightly tonight.
Winter is slowly but surely coming to an end, is welcoming in the Spring Equinox on March 20—hence this full moon’s nickname.
According to The Farmers Almanac, the Naudowessie (Dakota) and other Native American tribes wrote that the “Worm Moon” is in reference to larvae that “…begin to emerge from the thawing bark of trees and other winter hideouts [during] this time.”
Spring is when the weather gets warm and our days get sunnier. All parts of nature begin to bloom, grow, and come back to life. It’s a symbol of renewal and a fresh start. What better way to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new than with a celestial experience?
No need for special tools to catch a glimpse of this lunar beauty, all you have to do is look up tonight at moonrise (March 7, 2023 – 6:18 p.m.) to enjoy it in all of its glory.
NASA states that folks on the West Coast can spot the full moon tonight, and “The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning (and possibly early Wednesday evening).”
In the event that you miss the stunning full moon this week, fret not! There are still 9 full moons left this year. After March, the next stellar experience will be a “Pink Moon” occurring on April 6th. It is the first full moon of spring when flowers begin to bloom, which is how it derives it’s name—not from any actual appearance in color.
It’s clear there are several galactic experiences in store for us this year. In the meantime, be sure to embrace the change of seasons and don’t forget to look up tonight!