Full Worm Moon

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Colleen Quinnell/The Old Farmer's Almanac

Get Ready for the Full Worm Moon!

In March, the full Moon is called the full Worm Moon! This Moon follows February’s Full Snow Moon.

Why Is It Called the Worm Moon? 

The month of March marks the transition from winter to spring, when nature awakens from its slumber and “springs” forth! At this time of year, the warming weather brings out the earthworms and grubs, which the patient American robins have been waiting for all winter long. 

When to See the Worm Moon

This year, the full Worm Moon reaches peak illumination on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:42 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time. For the best view of this full Moon, go outside on the night of the 6th (Monday) or the 7th (Tuesday) and look up! The Moon will rise above the horizon after sunset. 

Learn the Moon names for every month, including your birthday month!