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Star Brightly: 3 Celestial Events to Observe This March

March brings winter's final full moon, meteors, and the start of spring. Here are three celestial events to watch for this month.

march 2023 celestial events guide
Written by
Calin Van Paris
is coming. As the light reenters our lives and daydreams of, well, daytime, flood our fields, it's even easier to appreciate what the night has to offer—particularly when the stars and planets aren't obscured by
stormy weather
March 2023 comes with an array of celestial and seasonal events worthy of your attention. From a full moon to a meteor shower to the dawn of a new season, this month is all about Mother Nature and her ceaseless, wondrous cycles.
Pausing to purposefully take in the night sky is an accessible, sustainable, and reaffirming
that helps foster gratitude for the planet and recognition of our place in the grand scheme of things. So why not welcome springtime with some star gazing? It's the most scintillating celebration around.

3 March Celestial Events to Watch in 2023

march 2023 celestial events

March 7: Worm Moon

The month begins with a full
Worm Moon
set to signal lighter days ahead. This marks the last full moon of winter, so step outside and release any heaviness from the last several months—things are about to get a whole lot brighter!

March 15: γ-Normid Meteor Shower

—spewing starstuff from February 25 to March 28—hits its peak on the 15th. Head to a secluded spot well away from immediate
light pollution
for optimal viewing.

March 20: Spring Equinox

Welcome, spring! The spring equinox (or the vernal equinox) represents a moment of equality between day and night, the sun's positioning above the equator leveling out the light.