Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.
European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.
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The next full Moon will be on Sunday, March 16, 2014, appearing “opposite” the Sun at 1:08 pm EDT. The Moon will appear full for about 3 days centered on this time, from late Friday night/early Saturday morning through early Tuesday morning.
Suitably celebratory celestial attire is encouraged in honor of the full Moon.
As the last full Moon of winter, this Moon is known as the Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon, or Lenten Moon.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the native tribes of what is now the northern and eastern U.S. named this the Worm Moon after the earthworm casts that appear as the ground thaws. The more northern tribes knew this as the Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter.
Other northern names are the Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night, or the Sap (or Sugar) Moon as this is the time for tapping maple trees. Europeans called this the Lenten Moon, as the next Moon, the first full Moon in Spring, occurs just before Easter.
In the Hebrew calendar the months change with the new Moon and the full Moons fall in the middle of the month. A solar year is about 11 days longer than twelve lunar months, so to keep holidays tied to their seasons, the Hebrew calendar occasionally repeats the month of Adar. This full Moon is the middle of the second Adar, called Adar Bet (Bet being the second letter of the Hebrew Alphabet), Adar Sheni (Second Adar) or Adar II. In leap years when there are two months of Adar, the 14th day of the first Adar is called Little Purim or Purim Katan, and the 14th day of the second Adar is the main Purim holiday. This year the main Purim holiday is from sunset on Saturday, March 15, to sunset on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
In the Islamic calendar the months start with the first sighting of the waxing crescent Moon, a few days after the New Moon. The full Moon on March 16th is in the middle of the Islamic month of Jumada al-awwal. Unlike the Hebrew calendar, the Islamic calendar has no leap days or leap months to stay in sync with the seasons, and Islamic holidays occur approximately 11 days earlier each solar year.
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