Full Moon: March 18, 2022

March 18, 2022

The Full Moon in March will occur on Friday, March 18 at 3:17 a.m. EST.

There are quite a few names for the March Moon that speak to the transition from winter to spring. Some refer to the appearance (or reappearance) of certain animals, such as the Eagle Moon, Goose Moon (Algonquin, Cree), or Crow Comes Back Moon (Northern Ojibwe), while others refer to signs of the season:

  • The Sugar Moon (Ojibwe) marks when sap of sugar maples starts to flow.
  • The Wind Strong Moon (Pueblo) marks the time of strong winds.
  • The Sore Eyes Moon (Dakota, Lakota, Assiniboine) marks the blinding rays of sunlight reflecting off the melting snow.

This Full Moon is a harbinger of spring.

Spring Equinox is on Sunday, March 20 at 11:33 a.m. EST.