Thursday, February 23, 2017

Full Worm Moon March 12-15 2017





There's some leeway with these estimates because of differing points of view on Earth and time zone differences,
not to mention that daylight saving time also begins on March 12 (so don't forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour at 2 a.m. local time). To find out exactly when the moon will rise at your location, try searching for the word "moonrise calculator" along with the name of your city.

The full moon of March is known as the Worm Moon because it happens when temperatures rise and the earthworms start to reappear, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. It was also called the Sap Moon, as it's when the maple trees could be tapped to make syrup again after a long winter of frozen sap. Celtic people called the March full moon the "moon of winds." And, according to "A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language" (published in 1915), the Choctaw people called it the "big famine" – perhaps because it was the season when winter food stores would start to run low.

The full moon of March is known as the Worm Moon because it happens when temperatures rise and the earthworms start to reappear, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. It was also called the Sap Moon, as it's when the maple trees could be tapped to make syrup again after a long winter of frozen sap. Celtic people called the March full moon the "moon of winds." And, according to "A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language" (published in 1915), the Choctaw people called it the "big famine" – perhaps because it was the season when winter food stores would start to run low.



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