Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Full Moon Alert....

Keep your eyes to the sky tonight for the full moon!  I am a little confused as last night on the weather station they said the full moon was on the 29th.  But from what I have found it is suppose to be on the 30th so we should be able to see it tonight.  Anyway, here is the information I have found about the full moon for March....this month the name of the full moon is The Full Worm Moon.  From what I have found in my research -- as the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. 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.

Picture provided by the internet....

So as you see there are different names for this full moon but I like Worm Moon cause it sounds cool!

Hopefully Mike will get some good pictures tonight and I will post them for you to see the Worm Moon in Minnesota!

Later -- Remington -- gonna be howling at the Worm Moon tonight! -- out!


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Check on the crows and the earthworms at this end! The moon looked very lovely as it was rising last night, and we hope to be able t admire it again tonight.

Thanks for all the great info, Remington!


Priscilla said...

What beautiful names for the types of full moons :)

Madi and Mom said...

You are so very wise and studious looking in your spectacles. Are you sitting in the chair? MOL!!!
Lovely Worm Moon as for the creeping, crawling earthworms I will watch my step if I go outside don't want to step on the wigglers coming out of hibernation.
Madi and Mom

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

WOW! That's some pretty interesting facts there. On Sunday night Mom said we had a 'werewolf' moon - it was all foggy and the moon was waxing (we think that's the right term).

The Rocky Creek Scotties

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

how very scientific! we like the worm moon too!

Snowy and Crystal said...

vewy intewesting, buddy :) Fank woo for shawing

we will keep ouw eyes on da sky

wet licks


Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Very interesting info, Remington! Looks like you've been studying up! But I want to know why the full moon makes Hudson and Rita act like loonies.

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Remington, I knew this moon was called the Full Worm Moon. I don't think much of those things myself, butt one of my predecesors (the Lovely Lady, Duchess Lisel vonSchnitzel) used to pull them up and let them die on the sidewalk then... either eat them or.... ROLL on them when they were really stinko! Mom appreciates me more then she did Lisel. hehehe
Thank you for sharing all the lunar info..

Nadine said...

Remington, you are one smart dude, so full of useful information!

Waggles, Chewy

Gloria said...

I did not know all that! Thank you for sharing! Only thing is, when there is a full moon, my porch "bedroom" is a bit to bright. I love sleeping out there this time of year!

Jazzi said...

Some good info there Remington. I will be on the lookout here for the full moon tonight. Dont those werewolf guys come out on full moons???
Better watch our for them as they may be coming for some worms!!


Ina in Alaska said...

Very interesting!!! And more so because on our walks and all this past week the ravens (I think they are related to the crows. The ravens look like crows on steroids) have been very very vocal!!! So I am now thinking Spring is near. I was able to be bare footed on my deck on Monday afternoon! xoxo

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Thanks for the big Moons up, Remington!!! We'll have to join you for the howling!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Jacqueline said...

Rem, you are a smart and silly boy=we adore you!!...Love the glasses, you look very handsome during your research; thanks for the Full Moon lesson!...We'll be listening for your howls tonight!...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

Martine said...


Thank you for doing all this research! We hope it clears up here in N. CA so we can actually see the moon tonight!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

TwoSpecialWires said...

We'll be sending our Girl over here to read your post. She's s'posed to be keeping data on the moon this month for her Asta Ran on Me class. We don't really understand. We just know we like to go for moonlight walks.

That's for the heads up,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Deborah said...

Hey Remington, it's just too rainy in New England to see the moon, so I hope you get some good pictures!

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Hi Remington, I have seen the worm casts in our yard and the Robins have returned for the
spring. But we awoke to snow falling from the sky this morning. I sure hope the worms don't freeze and the Robins don't go away again! Hugs and wags, Mistaya

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Remington,
I saw the noon last night when out feeding the coons. It was so bright that I didn't need a flashlight!!!!!!! It is a beautiful noon!!!
Love you Rem, Bambi & Fern

Dory and the Mama said...

Wo9w Remington...that must have been hard work to do all that research! Thanks for all the cool info!

Snowy and Crystal said...

Guess what? We tagged you to play a game with us ^_^ please stop by our bloggie to learn more about it *wet licks*


The Army of Four said...

Hi fellow astronomy lover! I just posted about the worm moon, too! Mom took some pretty cool pix - come on by the blog!

JackDaddy said...

Well that Internet sure does take a pretty good picture! I must say! :)

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are lol and mol at your comment on our blog....silly us of course you must sit to type...
Thanks for the Tuesday afternoon smile.
Madi and Mom xoxoxoxoxox

Martha and Bailey said...

Remington, you are such an informed doggie!
We are impressed by all your research - and you look so very handsome at your desk.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Please howl a bit fur me!

My Worm Moon will be hidden by a blanket of khlouds!

PeeEssWoo: Oh yes: Khrakhkberries Rokhk - that's why Mom chose to replace the Dusty Pink with the Smoky Violet!

Twinkietinydog said...

Deal, I'll take off my collar and run outside to howl at the worm moon tonight too.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You are full of so much cool and usefull information! Quinn and I will check out the Full Worm Moon tonight...he doesn't howl but I will add my voice to those of my blog friends out there who do!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Remington that is very interesting information. We like all the names of the moon but mom isn't a fan of the worm moon name. For some reason she doesn't like worms.

Teddy Bear said...

We'll definitely be looking.:)

Teddy Bear

Bella the Westie said...

You look so very smart with your glasses on, Remi!
what a hard worker!
Thank you for the update :)

Love, Bella.

Sweet Praline said...

Thanks for the information. That's very interesting.

kissa-bull said...

we'll forever think of it as worm moom then
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Stella said...

I would go out and howl at the Worm Moon tonight too. . . .BUT IT IS HIDING!

Thats a big sky up there, but where is it hiding?
I'm gonna keep lookin'.


Life With Dogs said...

I want to see those pics - it's a washout here!

Anya said...

Nice to see you sitting in a chair
And do you wear glasses........... LOL
Very funny shot !!!!

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Mr Koda MD said...

Paperwork, so tedious.

Watch out for wackos! The crazies come out at full moon!

Koda MD

Sagira said...

The moon was beautiful Remington