Worm Moon, moon halos and the clocks going forward - it's all happening this weekend
The next full moon, the Worm Moon, occurs on Sunday March 28.
Allegedly named by a group of Native Americans, the Worm Moon will reach its fullest at 7.48pm,
Don't forget, the clocks are set to go forward this weekend, with daylight saving time beginning on Sunday, March 28.
In the early hours of that Sunday morning, the country will lose an hour’s sleep as the clocks go forward to mark the start of what is called “British Summer Time”.
The idea of British Summer Time was first proposed in the UK by William Willett, who happens to be the great-great-grandfather of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin!
Earlier this week, a halo could be seen around the almost-full moon, which according to folklore spells a particularly bad patch of weather.
Well, the temperature has dropped considerably, and many witnessed snow showers earlier today!
A moon halo is an optical phenomenon created when millions of ice crystals refract the light from the sun, which bounces off the moon, creating a halo which has an apparent radius of around 22-degrees.
Because no light is refracted at angles less than 22-degrees, the sky within the halo appears much darker.
This gives the effect of a 'halo' around the object.
Happy moon watching!