Plan your trip to dark sky areas for better chances of viewing meteor showers. Did you know that New Moons provide the best time to view the stars and celestial objects.
The first Full Moon of the year is colloquially known as Wolf Moon in many northern cultures. In 2023, it’s also a Micromoon.
The Moon will come between the Sun and the Earth, and the illuminated side of the Moon will face away from the Earth. This New Moon takes place close to its perigee, when it’s closest to the Earth, making it a Super Moon.
Take advantage of the New Moon to check out the night sky, weather permitting, of course. As in January, this month’s New Moon is a Supermoon.
The Full Moon in March is traditionally called Worm Moon, after earthworms that tend to appear around this time in many locations in the Northern Hemisphere.
Dark nights a few days before and after the Moon reaches its New Moon phase at 17:23 UTC on March 21 are the best nights to do some night sky watching.