This year will be very important from the astronomical point of view as in this year many unique events will be seen in space. There are going to be many eclipses in the year and as per experts it is an astronomical phenomenon and it is a normal process, but there are many beliefs related to eclipse in various religion, some people do not consider it good and hence special precautions will be taken regarding eclipse.
The Moon will be at its full phase on 7 March 2023, at 12:40 GMT (7:40 a.m. EST) and in the sky, the Full Moon will reach its maximum position around 12 as per local time. The Moon will look larger in USA, UK, India, New Zealand and Australia than normal and becomes orange at this time, therefore we advise you to have a look right after the Worm Moon has fully risen over the horizon.
Full Moon March 2023
We want to tell you that apart from eclipses, you will get to see many full moons this year, in which there will be 4 ‘super moons’ and 1 ‘blue moon’. The Blue moon will be seen in August, which will be very special in itself and an average Blue moon is seen between 2 to 3 years as it takes 29.5 days for the moon to complete its phase, but this time you could see this beautiful sight and because of Blue moon, this year you will get 13 full moons.
By the way, the supermom seen on Tuesday i.e. 7 March 2023 is called by many names in the world. But the most surprising name is ‘Worm Moon’ and is name came into mention in 1930 when a report about it was published in the Maine Farmer’s Almanac.
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March Moon phases in 2023
You will get amazed by watching this event from March Moon phases in 2023. The phases of the Moon that are ideal for watching via a telescope include the quarter phases, the New Moon, which doesn’t block the stars, and the Full Moon, which shines the brightest and the Moon’s phases in March 2023 are as follows:
7 March 2023, 12:40 GMT, Full Moon (7:40 a.m. EST)
15 March 2023, 2:08 GMT, last quarter (March 14, 10:08 p.m. EDT)
21 March 2023, 17:23 GMT, New Moon (1:23 p.m. EDT)
29 March 2023, 02:32 GMT, first quarter (March 28, 10:32 p.m. EDT)
What is the brilliant object visible in March near to the Moon?
On 7 March 2023, the Moon will be in the constellation Leo and near to the brilliant star Regulus during its full phase. Then it will turn toward the Virgo constellation and pass by the magnitude 3.9 star Zaniah on 9 March 2023. The dazzling Spica (magnitude 1.0) will reach on 10 March 2023 as it continues toward the constellation Libra.
Full Worm Moon on 7 March 2023
On Tuesday i.e. 7 March 2023, the moon will be in its full form in the sky which means super moon that too full. But why are scientists and some people calling this full super moon seen in spring as a worm moon. According to the American space agency NASA, the warm moon will be visible on 7 March 2023. If for some reason you could not see it at night then there is no need to be sad.
It will be visible every night till 9 March 2023, but there will be minor changes in its size. This will not be a full super moon. The term super moon was first used by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. According to their definition, a super moon can be called that which is new or is visible in 90 percent of the earth’s perigee. i.e. close to earth.
Why it is called ‘Worm Moon’?
According to the folklore of the tribals living in Native America, the super moon seen in the month of March was called ‘Worm Moon’. It was called so because at this time insects used to emerge from the earth. However, the invertebrate insects of which the stories are told died out during the Ice Age 12,000 years ago.
NASA believes that not all insects were dead. Some of these are currently found in Europe and Asia. Whenever the glaciers of Europe and Asia melt, then these insects come out. That’s why Native American tribes call the supermoon that comes out in March as ‘Worm Moon’.
According to Hindu traditions, Full Moon i.e. Purnima is on 7 March 2023. There is also Holika Dahan on this day. This is the festival of victory of good over evil. Whereas, in Sri Lanka this ‘Worm Moon’ is called Medin or Medin Poya. In Sri Lanka it is celebrated to celebrate the first meeting of Lord Buddha with his father after attaining enlightenment.
Full Worm Moon 2023 Timings in USA, UK, India, New Zealand and Australia
DateCountryTiming7 March 2023United Statesat 07:40 AM (EST)7 March 2023United Kingdomat 12:40 PM (GMT)7 March 2023Indiaat 06:10 PM (IST)7 March 2023Australiaat 11:40 PM