The "Full Worm Moon" caught my interest because of its weird name, and the fact that it will brighten the night sky on Monday March 9th.

Native Americans named full moons to track the seasons, so the names were usually something that had to do with nature. The Farmers Almanac says that one of the most popular names for March's full moon is the "Full Worm Moon" because as the weather warms and the ground softens, earth worms begin to appear. That sort of makes sense.

The cawing of crows signals the end of winter, so another name for March's moon is "Full Crow Moon." And we get to name "Full Sap Moon" because the sap of sugar maple trees begins to flow at that time.

So, now you probably know more then you intended on this coming full moon, but with this knowledge you can impress your friends and co-workers.

The Full Worm Moon will be the first of three super moons of the year. They appear brighter and larger than a standard full moon.

To see this moon, you an head to Potterville and the Fox Park Observatory, or the MSU Observatory.  Best viewing times for the Full Worm Moon are from dusk to dawn on both March 8th and 9th.

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