The moon turns full on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 17:08 UTC, or 12:08 p.m. Central Daylight Time. This March full moon is the third of 2014. It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s final full moon of winter and the Southern Hemisphere’s final full moon of summer.

In the Northern Hemisphere, we often call this full moon the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Worm Moon or Lenten Moon. For the Southern Hemisphere, this March full moon is the Harvest Moon – the closest full moon to the autumn equinox.

The upcoming equinox will take place on March 20, 2014. It’s the spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn equinox south of the equator.

Who will see the moon at the instant it is most full? Not the Americas, Greenland, western Europe and western Africa. All of us in those places will be on the daytime half of the world as the moon turns precisely full. When the moon rises over our horizons tonight, it’ll be waning … though it’ll look full, and people will call it a full moon. (Source)

Photo: Eagle  Moon (Cree Native American Name)

Names Given to the Moon by Different Cultures: 

Rain (Diegueno).
Bud Moon (Kiowa).
Eagle Moon,Rain Moon (Cree).
Green Moon (Pima).
Deer Moon (Natchez).
Moon of Winds (Celtic).
Lizard Moon (San Juan).
Death Moon (Neo-Pagan).
Wind Strong Moon (Taos).
Amaolikkervik Moon(Inuit).
Little Frog Moon (Omaha).
Little Spring Moon (Creek).
Crane Moon (Potawatomi).
Long Days moon (Wishram).
Big Famine Moon (Choctaw).
Moose Hunter Moon (Abenali).
Whispering Wind Moon (Hopi).
Little Spring Moon (Muscokee).
Fish Moon (Colonial American).
Snow Sore Eyes Moon(Dakota).
Catching Fish Moon (Agonquin).
Snow Crust Moon (Anishnaabe).
Spring Moon (Passamaquoddy).
Much Lateness Moon (Mohawk).
Chaste Moon (Medieval English).
Buffalo Calf moon (Arapaho, Sioux).
Seed (Dark Janic), Plow Moon (Full Janic).
Strawberry, Windy Moon, Lenten Moon (Cherokee).
Worm Moon, Sugar Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon. (Algonquin).

On Sunday (March 16), you can watch a full moon webcast featuring the investigation of a major lunar impact site from the online Slooh Space Camera. The broadcast begins at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 March 17 GMT), and you can watch it in the window below. 

VIDEO Eagle & Moon

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