Worm Moon above the orchard - Pippettes Farm 20 Mar 2019
What is the Worm Moon?
The worm moon is the full moon that falls in the month of March. This year, the Worm Moon is the final supermoon of 2019 and the last moon of winter.
When is the Worm Moon?
This final supermoon and Worm Moon of 2019 appeared in the sky last night (Wednesday 20th March), aligning with the vernal equinox it also marks the end of Winter.
The exact full moon was 1 45am March 21st and our pictures were taken at 12 30pm.
Biodynamic farming and gardening follows the phases of the moon. During a lunar cycle, there are days when it's good to sow seeds, days when it's good to harvest, and days when it's best to leave nature to do its own thing. This is because when the moon is waxing, sap rises and when it's waning, sap is drawn downwards to the roots.
Why is it called the Worm Moon?
It heralds the warming of the soil, when earthworm casts start to appear as the ground begins to thaw and the robins return (they have never left in London or Suffolk).