While that phrase may sound like something out of a children's book, the name actually has a legendary meaning.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, "the last time the full moon and the spring equinox coincided this closely (four hours apart) was in March 2000, but the last time they occurred on the same date was on March 20, 1981".
The "Super Worm Moon" is considered a super moon, because it will appear roughly 10 percent larger than average on Wednesday night. However, for those who couldn't get enough of February's "super snow moon" or January's "super blood wolf moon" eclipse, the "super worm moon" will be the last opportunity for a while to see a supermoon.
The insane thing with all this is the "full " happens on Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. local time. The equinox happens at 3:58 p.m. MT, while the full moon and supermoon will show at 7:43 p.m. MT, according to EarthSky. Eastern. It's the first time in two decades a full moon and the start of spring have been so close to each other. "The full moon and March equinox won't happen less than one day apart again for another 11 years, until March 2030".
March 2019 phases of the moon. /YouTube
As with all celestial events, it pays to be away from bright city lights which have a tendency to pollute the night sky.
The March full moon is also sometimes referred to as the "sap moon" as it marks the time of year when sugar maples begin to release their sap. In fact, it can appear as much as 30 percent brighter than normal.
When the moon is at its closest point to the earth, it is called "perigee" and when a full moon coincides with a perigee, it is called Supermoon. Also used to describe it: Crow Moon and Lenten Moon. The closest supermoon in recent times came November 14, 2016, when the moon was 221,524 miles from Earth, according to Space.com.
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