Two Full Moons Will Light Up The Sky This Month

Two Full Moons Will Light Up The Sky This Month

When is the Full Moon for March 2018? February had no full moon. When the Full Worm Moon was sighted back in the days when meteorological offices and weather forecasts weren't available, these full worm moon where known to mark the beginning of a new season after a long dormancy period during winter when most of the plants and animals are dormant. Thus, it is called Full Worm Moon. The second full moon of the year will rise on March 31 and peak at 8:37 AM (EST).

The first full moon of March also holds the distinction of being the last full moon of the winter for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere.

If you can't catch it then, don't worry: the moon will appear full for at least three days - from Thursday night through Saturday morning, according to NASA.

A full moon, though a pretty common sight, is always captivating.

The second full moon of the month doesn't have a specific name because it doesn't usually occur but the term usually used to describe any second full moon in a month is "blue moon". According to the forecast, the Full Worm Moon will rise at 7:51 EST on March 01 ( March 02 at 00:51 UTC ).

This seasonal change became the reason behind people naming the next event as the "Worm Moon". There were also two supermoons, or perigean full moons, that occurred before the late January moon.

See all Full Moon names and their meanings. February 2018 marked a rare month without any full moon and that is why March 2018 will witness two full moons. Dubbed the Blue Moon and the Worm Moon, here's the rundown of the two lunar events and how they got their weird names.

Below are the best days for activities based on the Moon's sign and phase in March.

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