The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 18:49 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. This moon has also been known as the Crow Moon, the Crust Moon, the Sap Moon, and the Lenten Moon.
Monthly Archives: March 2021
The Sky Tonight Update: March Equinox
The March equinox occurs at 09:27 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.Continue reading
Lore of the Constellations: Taurus
There are a couple of Greek myths associated with Taurus the bull. The most prominent one recounts how the bull is actually Zeus in a disguise he adopted to impress Europa, daughter of King Agenor of Phoenicia.Continue reading
Lore of the Constellations: Auriga
There are conflicting stories for who or what Auriga represents. After all, “Auriga” simply means “charioteer” in Latin, so it’s not actually named after a specific person.Continue reading