March 2024 Full Moon, the Full Worm Moon

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Mark your calendars for the March 2024 Full Moon! The March full moon in 2024 will be on Monday March 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDT or 7:00 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the third full moon on the 2024 full moon calendar.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or 29.53 days on average, also called a  synodic month.

Ready to dive a little deeper into the March 2024 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts about it.

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Worm Moon 2024, the March 2024 Full Moon

The dates and times provided by NASA in the United States Eastern Time are for Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.

When is the full moon in March 2024?

The full moon in March 2024 will be on Monday March 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDT or 7:00 AM UTC. The March 25th full moon will be the third full moon of 2024 and the full moon in Libra. The next full moon in 2024 after March will be in April.

Learn more about the Full Moons in 2024

What is the name of the March 2024 Full Moon?

The name of the March 2024 full moon is the Full Worm Moon. This full moon name is inspired by the time of the year when the earthworms start to reappear as the grown thaws at the end of the winter. The birds start to come back as spring approaches, with the Spring Equinox that happens each year towards the end of March.

Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

Which season includes the March Full Moon?

In 2024, the March Full Moon will be the first full moon of the spring 2024 season. It will be the first full moon after the 2024 Vernal Solstice.

The Vernal or Spring equinox marks the beginning of astronomical spring and the end of astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

In 2024, the Vernal Equinox will be Tuesday March 19, 2024 11:07 PM EDT or March 20, 2024 3:07 AM UTC.

Depending on the year, the Full Worm Moon could occur either at the end of Winter or the beginning of Spring. In 2024 it will be part of the Spring season.

Will there be a full supermoon in March 2024?

No, the full moon in March 2024 will not be a full supermoon as it will be more than 360,000 kilometers away during the peak of the full moon. The year will have 2 supermoons starting with the first in September.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest point that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon will have a larger-than-usual appearance. There isn’t an official definition on the exact distance the moon needs to be to be called a supermoon. It’s approximately 360,000 kilometers or closer depending on the definition.

Will there be a lunar eclipse during the March Full Moon?

Yes, there will be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in March 2024. As part of the March 25th full moon, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. There will also be a partial lunar eclipse later in the year during the September Full Moon.

When is the new moon for the 2024 Full Worm Moon?

The lunar cycle for the March Full Moon will begin with its new moon in March 2024. The New Worm Moon will be on Sunday March 10, 2024 5:00 AM EDT or 9:00 AM UTC and will be in the new moon in Pisces. It will also be a new supermoon.

March 2024 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for March 2024 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that were on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.

Lunar PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
March Last QuarterMarch 3, 2024 10:24 AM ESTMarch 3, 2024 3:24 PM UTC
March New MoonMarch 10, 2024 5:00 AM EDTMarch 10, 2024 9:00 AM UTC
March First QuarterMarch 17, 2024 12:11 AM EDTMarch 17, 2024 4:11 AM UTC
March Full MoonMarch 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDTMarch 25, 2024 7:00 AM UTC

Related: Full Moon Dates for the rest of 2024

Future Full Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.

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Photo of the moon for the March 2024 Full Moon, the Full Worm Moon