Super worm moon to rise on first day of spring

20 March, 2019, 02:07 | Author: Marie Harrington
  • The supermoon in Lisbon in January

"When a full moon appears at perigee it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon-and that's where we get a "supermoon". The moon will reach its full phase around 9:43 p.m. EDT and coincides with the spring equinox, which will occur just before 6 p.m. EDT. The full worm super moon should be visible a few hours after the official start to spring. Traditional and Native American names for each full moon of the year are derived by how they helped to track the seasons. It will be the first time in almost 40 years that the full moon has coincided so closely with the vernal equinox, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

The March equinox is the start of spring for the Northern Hemisphere.

Why is it called a Full Worm Moon?

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A super moon occurs when a full moon or new moon coincides with the moon's position at its closest to earth.

The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky and hopefully no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view. The final supermoon of the series, there won't be another until February 2020.

The moon will set on Thursday at 7:44 a.m. The asteroid 2019 EA2 will safely pass close to Earth, according to Minor Planet Center, a body of the International Astronomical Union that is responsible for the observation of minor bodies in the solar system (minor planets, comets, and natural satellites). Usually, the moon is about 238,885 miles from Earth but, since its orbit is elliptic shape, it can be as far away as 252,088 miles, according to NASA.

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