Missed March Full Moon? Fear not, soon another will appear.
After the lunar anomaly in January, there are two full moons this month: one on March 1
So, if you're awake on Saturday morning, look up at 8:37 am Eastern to catch a glimpse of the full juice moon as it marks the time maple sap begins to flow and the annual Tapping of trees begins.
It is also when the soil begins to soften enough that earthworms reappear, hence the alternate title "Vollwurmmond", which was used by Native Americans who used moon phases to track seasons.
If two full moons occur in a single calendar month in January and return this week), the second event is called Blue Moon. The term has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon; Do not expect to see a bright sky-blue sphere under the stars.
(However, there are certain atmospheric conditions – volcanic eruptions or fire – under which the Earth's satellite may appear with a tinge of color.)
And as the Spring Equinox fell on March 20, extend This year's events at the end of the book cover two seasons: the first full moon (also known as crowberry, crust moon, candy moon, chubby moon or fast moon) was the last winter and Saturday's blue moon the first spring.
The next blue moon is expected in October 2020 (for Halloween, not less). Look at the Almanac Almanac for a full moon schedule over the next two years.
However, no one will be as spectacular as January's "super blue blood moon" – the second full moon of the month, which also happened to be a complete lunar eclipse.
Look for a similar phenomenon on New Year's Eve 2028, when the blue moon will also experience a total lunar eclipse.
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