Monday, March 29, 2010

Full Worm Moon Tonight

March 29, 2010 ... Full Worm Moon

The name comes from increased earthworm activity in the warming soil, as evidenced by tiny, curling piles of dirt or "castings" that worms leave on the surface. As worms help prepare the soil for spring growth, this signals the growing season to come.

In the month of March the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. The more northern Indian tribes knew this as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter ... or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. In 2010 this is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full Moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed six days later on Sunday, April 4.

1 comment:

Joy Tilton said...

Had never heard this, very interesting. We are Cherokee and my Grandmother and Dad shared so much folklore, they didn't think it was was observation.