03.21.2019 Full Worm Moon

I looked but didn’t see any worms.  Too cold, I guess.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 03.21.2019 Full Worm Moon

  1. Great captures! The moon has been remarkably yellow-orange all week. I wonder if there’s a particular atmospheric explanation.

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    • Thanks! Generally the lower in the sky, the more of the Earth’s atmosphere the light travels through which adds color. If it coincides with the setting sun, like it did last night, it is even richer and more towards the orange. And as you mention, atmospheric conditions beyond just the layers of air can enhance that. I am no atmospheric scientist but that is my understanding. Another blogger, Jim R, knows more about this and if he stops by may be able to shed more light on the subject.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    We had the deepest orange sunset I’ve ever seen last night. Unfortunately, I was tending to assorted bits of business at the time and not in a position to take photos, but it was extraordinary. The sun itself looked like a huge, orange egg yolk — from a free range hen that had been eating some really good food. It was huge as it approached the horizon, and even more colorful than your first photo of the moon. Who knows? Maybe our days-long industrial fire threw enough pollutants into the air to account for it.

    In any event, your moon’s just as lovely. I’m hoping for a chance to see it rise tonight. I’d never heard the name ‘worm moon,’ but the explanation I found made sense: that it appears when the earth is softening, and birds like robins that feed on earthworms are able to find them again.

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  3. This is the first time for me too, hearing “worm moon.” Linda saw an egg yolk, I see one of those McVitie’s biscuits they eat in England. Great shot!

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    • I am not familiar with those biscuits, so I will Google them. I just had someone grousing on my Facebook post of these about naming the moon and who thought they should…maybe the Weather Channel. My understanding is that most of the names, if not all, are from Native Americans…aside from the Super Moon moniker.

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    I hadn’t heard until this year that this was the Worm Moon – it just does not have a good ring to it, in my mind. Maybe in another language it works better. But your photos are gorgeous. And I hate to tell you, but we have worms here….

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