Worm Moon 2022: March full moon shines with planet trio

The full moon of March — the Worm Moon — will occur in the eastern U.S. at 3:17 a.m. on March 18, (0717 UTC) according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. In New York City the moon rises at 7:39 p.m. local time, about 33 minutes after sunset. 

The moon will be in the constellation Virgo. At 1:06 a.m. local time in New York on March 18 the just-before-full moon will cross the meridian, meaning it reaches the highest point in the sky, due south for Northern Hemisphere observers. At that point, it hits its maximum elevation, 54 degrees. In other cities, such as Chicago, Seattle, or San Francisco its elevation will be similar; there will also be small differences in the local time it reaches that elevation. In Chicago, for example, the moon crosses the meridian at 1:03 a.m. March 18 and reaches 53 degrees, in Seattle, it will do so at 1:26 a.m. local time and will be at 46 degrees, in San Francisco it is at 12:14 a.m. and the altitude will be 71 degrees