Pam Webb

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Worm Moon Musings

Look up! It’s a full moon! It’s the Worm Moon! Worm Moon? Yes. It’s the Worm Moon.

As over the moon I am about full moons I am not familiar with tonight’s Worm Moon. I’m not squeamish about worms but naming a full moon after these little earth burrowers simply goes against logic and romantic notions. The moon is the silver lady in the sky or the beaming gentleman among the stars (no bias). Attaching “worm” to the full moon status is perplexing.

Good old Farmer’s Almanac helped me out on this one. The March 7th full moon is the Worm Moon because (ready for the drumroll…) winter has passed and the ground is warming up signaling spring is near and the worms are waking up to surface to feed the incoming birds.

Replay that. Winter has passed? Spring is near? Robins and etc are landing to snack on the worms?

Winter has not passed. Spring? HAHAHA This guy is not a worm snacker. Haven’t seen a robin for a long, long time.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the year’s moons. Join me wherever you are and we will gaze up at the night sky in shared appreciation. Worm Moon, indeed…

  • April 6: Pink moon 
  • May 5: Flower moon 
  • June 3: Strawberry moon 
  • July 3: Buck moon 
  • August 1: Sturgeon moon 
  • August 30: Blue moon 
  • September 29: Harvest moon 
  • October 28: Hunter’s moon 
  • November 27: Beaver moon 
  • December 26: Cold moon

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10 thoughts on “Worm Moon Musings

  1. We’re looking about the same here, although I know you’re much colder.

  2. Ooh, the Beaver Moon is right by my birthday! Always liked beavers.

  3. Worms are nice, too, just not nearly as cute as beavers.

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