It’s the time of year when nature springs to life... including earthworms, the inspiration for this month’s full moon name.

What You Need To Know

  • March's full moon is the Full Worm Moon

  • It will be full on Tuesday morning

  • Look for Venus and Jupiter in the west in the evening

The March full moon is commonly called the Full Worm Moon. Some of its alternative Native American Names are the Snowshoe Breaking Moon, Goose Moon, Crow Moon and Wind Moon.

The moon is officially full at 7:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 7. This is near or after moonset for the eastern part of the U.S. Of course, the moon will still appear full Monday and Tuesday evening.

While you’re out looking at the moon rise in the east in the evening, turn around to the western sky. There, you’ll see two bright planets. Venus appears a little above Jupiter, and they’ll separate as the month goes on.

Night sky

We have plenty more celestial sights coming this year, including the Lyrid meteor shower next month.

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