Indigenous Americans of the northeast called March’s full moon the “Worm Moon.”
March’s Full Moon
March’s full moon is called the “Worm Moon” because it is the time of year when worms first appear. Birds also arrive to feast on the worms.
We are approaching the March equinox, the halfway point between winter and spring in the northern hemisphere. The equinox is the day when the length of day and night is equal in both northern and southern hemispheres.
The Next Worm Moon
The next worm moon is Sunday, March 28, 2021. It reaches peak fullness at 2:48pm.
This happens to be the first supermoon of 2020. The moon’s orbit is egg-shaped. A supermoon looks a little bigger than normal because the full moon coincides the moon’s perigee when its orbit is closest to the earth.