Sunday, March 12, 2017

Full Moon Tonight: Sunday, March 12, 2017


CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- A Full Moon can be seen on Sunday, March 12, 2017, beginning with a moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean at 7:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with a few minutes of variation depending on your exact location).

The Full Moon will be 99.8% full that night before it sets the following Monday morning at 8:16 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  A Full Moon in March has seasonal names such as a "Worm's Moon" or "Lenten Moon."

This is the last Full Moon of the astronomical Winter before the Spring Equinox occurs on Monday, March 20, 2017.

For those planning a moonlit stroll along the beach on Florida's East Coast, this Full Moon brings along with it a 3'9" Atlantic Ocean high tide that will occur around 8:46 p.m. EDT (with a slight time and height variation depending on your exact location).  A very low tide will occur at 2:55 a.m. Monday morning.

Image Credit: NASA