Last full moon of winter; will WNY see it?

Posted at 8:09 AM, Mar 08, 2017

The last full moon of winter is set to illuminate the skies of Western New York. But there will be a lot of clouds this next full moon will have to battle this weekend.

The Worm Moon will be full between Saturday and Monday. This will be the last full moon of winter as we dive into spring.

Friday - Saturday

Moonrise: 4:24 p.m. Friday

Moonset: 6:08 a.m. Saturday

There will definitely be some cloud cover out there Friday evening into Saturday morning. However, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the Worm Moon in between the clouds and scattered lake effect snow showers out there across WNY. 

If you do plan on heading out, it'll be a COLD one, with temps in the teens. 

Saturday - Sunday

Moonrise: 5:29 p.m. Saturday

Moonset: 7:40 a.m. Sunday

Saturday will be nother cold night to view The Worm Moon with some leftover lake snow showers and a lot of low level cloud cover. You should be able to see the moon at times, just don't expect clear skies.

We won't be able to see the moon at its fullest, which happens at 10:53 a.m. Sunday here in WNY. 

Sunday - Monday

Moonrise: 7:32 p.m. Sunday

Moonset: 8:10 a.m. Monday

Just like Friday and Saturday, the clouds stick around for another day. Temperatures remain in the teens. Better to head out Sunday evening rather than wait until Monday morning, as the next system approaching WNY will bring with it overcast skies. 

Native Americans named it the Worm Moon because this is the time of year when earthworms begin to appear. It takes the moon 28 days to orbit the earth.