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Worm Moon and the return of robins

March 28, 2013 - Morgan Ryan

Joe Rao of writes in this article that the moon officially turned full at 5:27 a.m. Wednesday morning. The above photo was taken in Saranac Lake about 10 hours before that.

"Traditionally, the March full moon is known as 'Worm Moon,' supposedly because when the ground softens, the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. But because of its association with Easter, it's also known as the Paschal Moon. 

"Other lunar monikers for this month include 'Crow Moon,' (when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter), 'Crust Moon,' (because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night) and "Sap Moon," (marking the time of tapping maple trees)."

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