The Last Full Moon of Winter


Often times the truth is stranger than fiction. This is one of those times.Tomorrow night, March 5th, is an interesting night astronomically speaking. It is the last Full Moon of winter. Among its many names are Worm Moon, Crust Moon, Crow Moon, Sap Moon and Lenten Moon.
This full Moon rises almost due east. This moon is also “average” looking in size. At 384,000 km. distance, it is nearly midpoint between apogee and perigee.
Notice too, the ecliptic (green line) is very high, near the spring equinox. The moon and Jupiter are close to it, as is Regulus in Leo.
december-2012-full-moon

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