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Watch the full worm moon rise on the telescope’s free webcast on March 7th.

You can catch the Full Worm Moon Rising on a free webcast.

The March full moon will peak in the eastern United States at 19:40 (12:40 UTC) on March 7, according to the US Naval Observatory. (will open in a new tab). The moon will be in the constellation Virgo and will be visible on a webcast through an automatic telescope.

Together with the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mars will appear in the night sky. Venus and Jupiter have just completed their closest approach in a decade, but are still very close to each other in our night sky. Jupiter will be in the west with brighter Venus at the top, and Mars will glow red-orange in the southwest.

The Virtual Telescope Project will show the Full Worm Moon shining over Rome on Tuesday (March 7) at 13:30 EST (1830 GMT). You can watch it live on the project website. (will open in a new tab) or youtube channel (will open in a new tab).

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The worm moon is named so in the Old Farmer’s Almanac and is said to be due to the fact that earthworms begin to appear in March. However, many other cultures in America and around the world have other names for it; You can see a selection of nicknames and meanings from other cultures in our Worm Moon story.

If you are looking for a telescope or binoculars for observing the moon, our guides to the best binoculars deals and the best telescope deals can help you. Our best astrophotography cameras and best astrophotography lenses will also help you prepare for your next skywatching spectacle on your own.

Would you like to take a more detailed journey under the moon on our rocky companion? Whether exploring the lunar seas, the mountainous terrain, or the many craters that cover the landscape, our complete guide to moongazing will help you plan your next trip across the sky. You can also see where astronauts, rovers and landers have ventured with our Apollo Landing Site Watching Guide.

Editor’s Note: If you have photographed a Full Moon and would like to share it with Space.com readers, please send your photos, comments, your name and location to spacephotos@. (will open in a new tab).

Elizabeth Howell is co-author of Why Am I Taller? (will open in a new tab)? (ECW Press, 2022; with Canadian astronaut Dave Williams), space medicine book. Follow her on Twitter @howellspace. (will open in a new tab). Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom (will open in a new tab) or facebook (will open in a new tab).

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