Next Full Moon: March 23, 2016 Full Moons After: March 12, 2017 March 1, 2018 March 31, 2018 (Blue Moon) March 20, 2019 March 9, 2020 (dates based on EST)
The Native American full moon names for March are largely
based on these being considered the last full moons of winter: the crow caws
its farewell to the season and worms start to surface at this time, signaling
the retreat of winter and the marching in of springtime.
The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter. The name Storm Moon comes from weather folklore, it is said to occur during shifting weather patterns in the northern hemisphere.
Full Moon Names
Worm Moon (Algonquian Name) Lenten Moon (English Name) Other Names:
Sugar or Sugaring Moon
Moon of the Winds
Moon of the Snow Blind
Basanta Purnima (Spring - Hindu Name) Dol Purnima (Holi - Hindu Name) Medin Poya (Sinhala/Buddhist Name) Positional Name: Late Winter