Look up into the skies above Lytham St. Anne’s this weekend and you will see the Super Full Worm Moon lighting up the night sky. The Super Full Worm Moon will be at its peak on Sunday, March 28 at 7.48pm, just after sunset, but it will still appear full on the days either side.
The name ‘Worm Moon’ comes from Native American tribes because it originally referred to earthworms that would appear in the Spring as soil warmed. The Full Worm Moon invited birds to feed on the worms – and was considered to the beginning of Spring. It is also known as the Lenten Moon, because in Christian tradition Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon of Spring.
This year the Worm Moon is a Super Worm Moon because March’s Full Moon is also a Super Moon.
Here are all of the Full Moons and their names this year:
- Wolf Moon – January 28
- Snow Moon – February 27
- Worm Moon – March 28
- Pink Moon – April 27
- Flower Moon – May 26
- Strawberry Moon – June 24
- Buck Moon – July 31
- Sturgeon Moon – August 30
- Harvest Moon – September 29
- Hunter’s Moon – October 28
- Beaver Moon – November 27
- Cold Moon – December 27
The wonderful featured photograph at the top of this article which depicts the Moon over the beach huts was taken by Stephen Cheatley and was featured in The Telegraph and The Sun newspapers in2019.
The picture below represents Sunday’s Super Worm Moon.