Our full Moon March 2016 guide gives you at-a-glance information: Moon phase dates, Best Days by the Moon, Moon facts, folklore, and more!
Full Moon Names
March is the month of the Full Worm Moon.
The Full Worm Moon was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
See all Full Moon names and their meanings.
Moon Phase Dates 2016
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
||New Moon: March 8, 8:54 P.M.|
||First Quarter: March 15, 1:03 P.M.|
||Full Moon: March 23, 8:01 A.M.|
||Last Quarter: March 31, 11:17 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see Full Moon Dates chart.
Full Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Worm Moon, Moon illusion, and when and why the Moon rides high or rides low. Click below to watch video.
Best Days in March 2016
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in March.
- Aboveground crops: 16, 17
- Belowground crops: 26, 27
For Setting Eggs:
- 22, 23
See Best Days for more activities.
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