Wednesday night's full worm moon will be the last supermoon of 2019

20 March, 2019, 06:39 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
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It is called a "supermoon" because the moon will appear brighter and larger in the sky.

However, according to the Almanac, most people won't be able to spot the difference between most super moons and typical full moons. The last time such a coincidence happened was in March 1981.

What is a super worm moon? Because the moon's orbit is shaped more like an egg, as opposed to a flawless circle. This only happens one other day of the year, during the September equinox.

Another spatial event will happen on March 21-22.

The worm moon got its name because, at this time of year, the ground is soft enough for earthworms to appear, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

This is the full moon in March and is called the Full Worm Moon. What's the science? Well according to NASA, these are a few of the contributing factors that make a tiresome, regular moon; super. To check the exact time for where you live, go here.

Just hours after the start of spring, you'll want to keep an eye on the sky.

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What will the super worm moon look like?

The last super moon of the year is nearly here! Past supermoons have been the subject of interesting photos from around the world.

March 2019 phases of the moon.

A supermoon refers to either a new or full moon that coincides with the time of the month when the moon is at the closest point to Earth in its orbit, according to EarthSky.

This image of the full moon was created with images taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

It is the third and final "supermoon" of 2019. The next supermoons are set to light up the skies on March 9 and April 8, 2020.

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