Worm Moon Ushers in End of Winter, move over Groundhog
The North Okanagan witnessed a Worm Moon last night, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
March 8, 2023:
"What is a worm moon, you ask? The Worm Moon is the last full moon of the winter season and was believed to be named for earthworms that reappear with warming weather, bringing with it a variety of hungry birds and signaling to farmers that winter was coming to an end.
Move over, Groundhog...
Last night, through broken clouds, the North Okanagan was lit by the last full moon of winter. It was very beautiful.
Why is it called the Worm Moon?
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the name "Worm Moon" originally referred to earthworms beginning to reappear as the soil warms, bringing with it a variety of hungry birds and warmer weather associated with spring.
However, the name may not necessarily refer to earthworms alone. It could also refer to larvae that spend the cold winter months hidden in areas like the bark of trees.
The March moon goes by many names. Eagle Moon, Goose Moon, Sugar Moon, and several others.
Check out The Old Farmer's Almanac for more interesting information on the moon: https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-march."