Worm Moon

What is a Worm Moon? The full moon that appears in March is called the Worm Moon. Native Americans called this last full moon of winter the Worm Moon after the worm trails that would appear in the newly thawed ground. The Worm Moon of March was sometimes referred to by names associated with other signs of spring. The more northern Native American tribes knew the March full moon as the Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night, or the Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees. Other names include the Chaste Moon and the Death Moon. Christian settlers also called this the Lenten Moon and considered it the last moon of winter.

Worm Full Moon Calendar

Full MoonDateTimeDaySign
2019March 2104:43 AMThursday Libra
2020March 908:48 PMMonday Virgo
2021March 2809:50 PMSunday Libra
2022March 1810:20 AMFriday Virgo
2023March 703:42 PMTuesday Virgo

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Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous