What's Special About The Worm Moon We'll See Tonight?

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This particular March moon is called a Worm Moon, which sounds pretty nasty. On Thursday evening, the full moon will be high in the sky after a break during the month of February.

Stargazers, get your binoculars ready: a full moon, nicknamed the "worm moon" will grace the night's sky Thursday, and it will be the final one of the winter season. Basically, once the moon has risen, regardless of where you are, you will be able to see the full worm moon.

In March the United Kingdom is not only going to escape this hostile winter once and for all, but we're also going to see an absolutely a stunning full moon.

This photo of the full moon was taken from the International Space Station February 24, 2005. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.

The second full moon of the month doesn't have a specific name because it doesn't usually occur but the term usually used to describe any second full moon in a month is "blue moon". Full moons are given different nicknames based on the month in which they appear, loosely related to what happens around that time of the year.

Full Moon: March 1, 7:51 P.M.

This month, we'll see two full moons light up the sky. There were also two supermoons, or perigean full moons, that occurred before the late January moon.

In some regions, March's full Moon is instead known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Firstly, during full worm moon, the moon will be in the constellation Leo at 13-degrees towards the eastern horizon where its illumination will be at its maximum.

It is also the second Super Blue Blood Moon of the year as the first blue moon was witnessed in January.

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts.

Here's everything you need to know about worm moons and what to look for tonight.

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