New Yorkers, it is time to welcome spring as we watch tonight's 'worm moon' in our skies, signaling the end of winter.
A 'worm moon' will become visible in NYC tonight, reaching its full self around 3:20amET. The moon rise will begin at 7:39pm on Friday, March 18th night and you should be able to see it for the next few days. According to NASA from Secret NYC, the moon will be seen from Wednesday night to Saturday morning.
So what is a worm moon? A worm moon is the last full moon of the winter equinox and the beginning of spring. The name was given to it by Native American tribes. The Famer's Almanac says the name comes from "a different sort of “worm”—beetle larvae—which begin to emerge from the thawing bark of trees and other winter hideouts at this time." There are other names given to this moon like sugar moon, the wind strong moon, sore eyes moon and more. All of which have to do with the changing of the seasons.
The official spring equinox is Sunday, March 20th!