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The Worm Moon Is Rising Soon! How To See The First Full Moon Of Spring

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Can you believe that today is officially the first day of spring? And with it comes the very first full moon of the season. Although we’re treated to one every single month, they each have their own names. The first full moon of spring is, interestingly enough, referred to as the worm moon.

To understand why, we need to take a look at Native American tribes. According to The Scotsman, these tribes wouldn’t keep track of time using months like we currently do. Rather, they’d give full moons nicknames based on certain events that would happen around the same time.

Here’s Why the First Full Moon of Spring is Called the Worm Moon

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In March, the ground typically thaws, leaving behind worm trails — and so the name worm moon was created! There are many nicknames for full moons that originate from various groups, like the sap moon, but the worm moon is one of the most popular still.

To admire this aptly named moon phrase for yourself, keep an eye out the night of Sunday, March 24. The peak will be at 7 a.m. GMT on Monday, March 25 (3 a.m. EST), but the view will still be magnificent that night, too!

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