Waxing Gibbous Moon at 99.5% illuminated
March 4, 2015
Photography and Poem by Norma Beaird
.....a breezy Georgia night,
in the glow of pink moonlight,
and a lamp so full and bright.
She admired the glistening hues,
of a sky so vivid blue,
what a wondrous, lovely view.
From the Farmers' Almanac:
The Full Worm Moon of March. 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.
The Almost Full Moon of March
Waxing Gibbous at 99.5% illuminated
March 4, 2015 at 6:45 p.m.
We want to thank EarthSky for featuring our moon photo in their Full Moon feature!
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