On Sunday, the 28th of March, the UK saw the “Worm moon”. This Worm moon happens to be the fourth brightest moon of 2021. This supermoon was given its name by Native Americans as it refers to the earthworms that appear when the soil begins to warm at the start of spring. The Worm moon this year also kicks off the beginning of the Hindu Holi festival, which marks and celebrates the beginning of spring. There are other supermoons that are coming up, such as the Pink moon on April 26th, the Flower moon on May 26th, the Strawberry moon on June 24th, and a supermoon for each month following. The Worm moon can be considered the last full moon of winter, signifying the changing of seasons, meaning warmer days are on the way.


Not only will the days be warmer, but also will be longer, as Daylight Savings has begun in the UK, as the clocks shifted one hour forward at 12:59AM on Sunday to allow for more time in the daylight. This shines a glimmer of hope on the future, as lockdown begins to ease, and people are allowed to meet outdoors in groups of 6 or up to 2 households. 


Along with this, the good news comes that there were zero COVID-19 related deaths in London on Monday, March 29th, for the second time this year. Things are beginning to seem quite optimistic, as we see a possible light at the end of the tunnel, as the weather begins to get warmer and our days longer and sunnier, it may have a positive impact on many peoples’ moods and how they feel about the next few months. 


The last few days have been full of good news, and the best we can do is to continue to keep our hopes up and stick to the guidelines in order for plans to reopen the country to run smoothly. The feeling of a blissful summer is slowly returning, and is filling us all with a hope we most certainly need.