Sunday, March 20, 2011 very full...

Mar 19, 2011 6:11 pm Worm Moon

...Our lives are so very busy (I mean full) right now...

...I love these old names for the full moon...

Straight from the Farmer's Almanac...
"As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. For this reason, the March full moon is often known as the Full Worm Moon."

...of course there are no worms here yet...

"Northern Native American tribes knew this moon as the Full Crow Moon when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter. They also used Full Crust Moon because the snow cover became crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night." crows yet either...but it could be the Full Crust Moon...

"The Dakota Sioux named it Moon When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is a Colonial American variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon. It was considered to be the last full moon of winter."

...yep this has to be our Moon - The Moon When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow ...and very few trees for tapping...but we could definitely also just call it the Lenten Moon...

...and hoping it really is the last full moon of winter and as tomorrow is the first day of Spring I guess it technically is...but we'll probably still have the snow that makes our eyes sore for the April full moon as well...


  1. What lovely names for this full moon. A name not often heard here now is 'The Parish Lantern'.

    It was still in use by old people when I was a child in the 1950's. 'He'll be doing that by the light of the parish lantern' when someone left an outside job until it was dark.

  2. What a cool post! I'd have to say that ours is the "eyes are tired from the snow" moon, too. I love that one! :)

  3. hey - yes, the moon was pretty, wasn't it?

    happy spring!

    love, k

  4. Love this post! I never knew about any of the names, or about the moon in March for that matter. Yay! I learned something new...I love when that happens!! Thank you for such a MARVELOUS and INFORMATIVE post. This was GREAT!!

  5. I've seen a lot of robins and worms lately; both signs of spring!

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  7. Such a lovely post. I've learnt so much from it.

    The moon was lovely in London. So big and bright. x

  8. I love all of those names. So lovely and informative, thank you!

  9. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing some fullness and meaning-fulness with us. :)