Winter’s last full moon peaks just days before the first day of Spring, brightening up this weekend’s night skies. Often referred to as the Worm Moon, this full moon will reach its peak at 2:20 a.m. on Friday.
This full moon’s name, the Worm Moon, originated from various places such as Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. The Worm Moon got its name from larvae emerging from thawing tree bark and other wintery crevices.
Other known names for this full moon include Eagle Moon, Goose Moon, Crow Moon, Sugar Moon, Wind Strong Moon, Sore Eyes Moon or Lenten Moon.
The full moon rises this evening, and if the weather is poor, it will appear full Friday and Saturday nights. If there is rain in the forecast, there’s a chance we could see a moonbow, which is similar to a rainbow but created through moonlight.
April’s full moon, the Full Pink Moon or Paschal Full Moon, is set to peak on April 16.