Wednesday’s "Full Worm" Supermoon Welcomes Spring

Phases of the moon orbiting the Earth. Image NASA

Our average high temperatures for this time of year are in the mid- to upper-70s, but it has been an atypical winter of above average rain and below average temperatures.

A super worm moon, the last supermoon of 2019, has been observed around the world. Supermoons occur when the moon's orbit takes it closest to the Earth and the moon seems larger and brighter.

This creepy moon isn't your typical lunar sighting and it has an interesting history: Hailing from local lore, this super moon name comes from the Old Farmers Almanac, which describes the ground becoming warm and moist, resulting in the return of earthworms.

This supermoon is called a super worm moon because of the time of year when it's happening.

The coincidence of a full moon with the spring equinox is rare.

"Every full moon in each month has a name", said astronomer Kat Kelly, with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Providing the skies are clear, the Moon's enhanced size and brightness level will be obvious to see.

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So why the name for the latest supermoon?

You won't need any protective gear to gaze a full moon in the face - and a super worm equinox moon is no exception.

Sometimes, a full moon reaches its closest distance from the Earth in its elliptical, monthly orbit around the planet.

Wednesday's full moon is also a supermoon, as mentioned above.

Sometimes, the March Full Moon is also referred to as the Full Sap Moon because the sap from maple trees is tapped in mid March.

Those after a good viewing spot of the March Full Moon should head away from the light pollution of the major cities, such as Sydney or Melbourne. This means this full moon appears brighter and bigger than other full moons throughout the year'.

Using NASA data, USA Today reported that this supermoon will be 224,173 miles (360,771 kilometres) from Earth.

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