March Moon

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Full Worm - March Moon 

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

Printed from this website. I love the bright, cold moon. My window was illuminated throughout the night, sigh.


mushroommeadows said...

I like that march moon description that you found and posted; it's so poetic!