The full moon of March 2022, which coincides with the last full moon of winter, will officially occur this Friday, March 18, at 08:17 a.m., just two days before spring arrives in the northern hemisphere.
Don’t worry if it’s cloudy that night, the Moon will still look almost full if we look at the sky the night before or just the night after, on March 17 or March 19, respectively.
Why is it called a Worm Moon? According to NASA, the name of this March moon has its origin in some native tribes of North America, since this time of year coincides with the appearance of earthworms on earth after the good weather begins to be noticed with the disappearance of winter snow.
These types of names for the Moon became more widely known among non-Native Americans in the 1930s, when the Old Farmer’s Almanac began publishing weather forecasts and astronomical discussions for new American settlers.
A full moon occurs when the Moon, in its 27-day orbit around the Earth, reaches a point in its path where it is directly opposite the Sun. Naturally, our planet is between the Sun and the Moon at this time. moment, which can occasionally lead to a lunar eclipse. This time, however, we wo n’t see an eclipse: light from the Sun will flow around the Earth and fall on the face of the Moon.
We will see our satellite six times brighter than a half moon. By day, the only object that can outshine a full moon is the Sun.
And when is the next full moon?
The next full moon will take place on Saturday, April 16, and is known as the “pink moon.”