The Full Moon for March 2019 rises on the 21st. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Worm Moon. Read why—plus, see more Moon facts and folklore.
March Full Moon Names
In March, we traditionally have one full Moon—the Full Worm Moon—which was traditionally called the Full Worm Moon by Native Americans who used lunar phases to track the seasons. Colonial Americans also used these names, especially those of the local Algonquin tribes who lived between New England and Lake Superior.
At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds—a true sign of spring. Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber.
There are many alternative names for the March Moon, depending on the Native American tribe and region. One alternative name is the Full Sap Moon, as this is the time of year when the sap of sugar maples starts to flow.
See all Full Moon names and their meanings.
An alternative name for March’s full Moon is the Full Sap Moon, as this is the time of year when the sap of sugar maples starts to flow.
Moon Phases for March 2019
March 2019 is particularly special because the full Moon reaches its peak on the same day as the spring equinox, March 20!
All dates and times are Eastern Time. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
|New Moon: March 6, 11:04 A.M.|
|First Quarter: March 14, 6:27 A.M.|
|Full Moon: March 20, 9:43 P.M.|
|Last Quarter: March 28, 12:10 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see Full Moon Dates chart.
March Full Worm 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 illusions, and when and why the Moon rides high or low in the sky. Click below to watch the video.
Best Days in March 2019
Below are the best days for activities based on the Moon’s sign and phase in March.
- Aboveground crops: 15, 16
- Belowground crops: 5, 23, 24
For Setting Eggs
- 21, 22, 29
See Best Days for more activities.
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