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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photo #79.5


Full Worm Moon
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.

To read what NASA has to say go here:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/16mar_supermoon/

4 comments:

Bethe77 said...

Interesting facts! Great shot of the moon. I couldnt stop looking at it last night.
Beautiful!
Blessings

jane.healy said...

Love your snipets of info on each Full Moon!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

How very interesting to read this. Stuff I never knew!!! I'm jealous tho...you got to see the full moon. Around here, it's been so cloudy, we see nothing!! Figures.


Thanks for stopping by yesterday to visit.

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Spring in my Corner of the World

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

It really was a nice full moon.

I'll have to post one of the shots I got on my photo blog.