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Full Moon Worm Update for 16 March, 2014, 10:09 AM PDT

March 15, 2014

Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).

Refuge Moonrise (T. Hinnebusch 2/14/14)

Refuge Moonrise (T. Hinnebusch 2/14/14)

March 16, 10:09 a.m. PDT — Full Worm Moon.   In this month, the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins.   The more northern tribes called this the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter, or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time to tap maple trees, is another variation. Other names include the Chaste Moon and the Death Moon. Christian settlers also called this the Lenten Moon and considered it the last moon of winter.

Note: Pacific Daylight Time started on March 9, 2014 at 2 AM (becoming 3 AM) and ends November 2, 2014 at 2 AM (becoming 1 AM).

The next significant full moon will occur on 15 April, 12:42 a.m. PDT.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional late-breaking news on this unprecedented event.

Have a nice moon photo?  Send it to us at: misclists [AT] verizon [DOT] net, along with name to credit and time/location of photo.

[Infographic: Moon Phases & Lunar Cycles]

This information comes to you courtesy of:
written by Joe Rao.   Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer’s Almanac and other publications, and he is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, N.Y.

But that’s waaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

  1. Mary Prismon permalink
    March 16, 2014 11:05 am

    Thanks, Chuck and Tom. Great picture! Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014


    • Chukar permalink*
      March 20, 2014 1:17 pm

      You’re quite welcome! More to come, with additional features too: apparently full moons occur with some regularity. Who knew!


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