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Full Worm Moon: March


Full Worm Moon Meaning

What is the Full Worm Moon? Why is it called the Worm Moon? Are are there worms on the Moon? (Just kidding.) We’ll explain what the Worm Moon means—plus, fun facts about the Moon illusion and why the Moon rides high or rides low.

See our March Moon Guide for more information, facts, and folklore!

Debora (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

I also prefer written articles, not videos.

Mary Katherine Knipp (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

Thank you. Really enjoy your pictures and explanations.

Linda (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

I to, would appreciate a full article rather than a video. Some Of us live where the video reception is poor to say the least, or sometimes we are not able to view it at all. Please continue to write the articles and make then printable.
We really enjoy all of the information.
Regards, Linda

There is a link directly to the article on this page as well. Some of our readers do like videos.  To those worried about a data plan, our videos do not start automatically like you might find on some web sites. (Please let us know otherwise!)

kim (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

THe lead in for this did not say 'watch this vid' it acted as if it were an article. Articles are written. I came here expecting to read an article. If it had told me on the front page it was a vid I would have never clicked. I don't like that. I prefer to read my info. I have to turn my vol on etc and then turn it off rather than come here get my info and leave. Please keep this in mind.

Gladie (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

when I was a child my mom and dad always used the almanac to plant by. when i got old enough and moved out and was able to have a garden i used the almanac to plant by never failed with it unless we had a lot of unseasonable weather up until i was no longer able to raise a garden lord i miss my garden ad canning my own food with the help of my husband we have been able to get fresh tomatoes etc from the amish but it is not the same we still try to make our own tomato juice and tomatoes so much better than store bought

Evelyn Andrews (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

It sure would be nice to be able to get info on solar activity for Canada.

Allana Kondisko (not verified)

5 years 6 months ago

Love this site.I have been an Almanac reader for 60 years !!! My father read it to us when we ere just children and my family uses it to day. My Dad still reads it and applies the knowledge...he is 93 years young !
We love the web site !!!!

unclefungus13 (not verified)

12 years 6 months ago

I do not understand why you didn't mention that the moon will be closest to the earth in 18 years. And how that will affect our planet

Thanks for commenting. This video is about the traditional name of the March moon, The Full Worm Moon, as well as some other helpful and interesting information about the Moon. You can learn more about the "super-Moon" in March 2011 at this NASA article: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/16mar_supermoon/