The Missed Moon

I missed the March Full Moon. Actually, I only missed posting here about it. I saw it very clearly in a Caribbean sky that was much darker than in Paradelle and filled with more stars. Venus and Jupiter were brighter than many stars that week.

I could have posted something using my phone but I was computerless for my vacation and trying to stay offline for most of the time. I had queued up posts for when I was gone, so to the online world I was still home and doing the usual things.

The common name for the March lunar fullness is the Worm Moon which was on March 7, 2023 at 7:40 AM EST or 12:40 PM UTC. I saw no worms on St. John. I don’t even know if they have worms though I suspect the critters are pretty global. There were no worms popping up from the soil back home in Paradelle where winter made a late appearance including the first snow of the season. This was the third and last Full Moon of the Winter 2023 season as it occurs before the spring equinox, and worms stayed below the frozen soil.

As I type this post, the current Moon is in the Waning Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon is 20.98 days old and 70.64% illuminated with a tilt of 4.872°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 381,542.38 km and the Moon sign is Scorpio.

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Ken

A lifelong educator on and off the Internet. Random by design and predictably irrational. It's turtles all the way down. Dolce far niente.

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