The first few months of 2019 have been a treat for astronomy fans with the lunar eclipse last January, the February 19 supermoon, and on March 21, the Super Worm Moon.
This will be the final supermoon of the year and it will coincidentally mark the changing of seasons around the globe called the vernal equinox.
Despite its peculiar name, the super worm moon is basically a regular full moon. It’s called the “Super Worm Moon” as it is the first full moon of March, and it signals the end of winter (which also means worm trails and other creepy crawlies) will come alive again.
The last Super Worm Moon happened 19 years ago in the year 2000.
A Supermoon is defined by the moon’s distance from the earth, and its seemingly larger size at its closest point. While the difference in size is almost negligible especially with the naked eye, it may look brighter from some vantage points.
Aside from stunning our night skies, the supermoon will also have a greater effect on the ocean’s tides, making them higher than usual.
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While supermoons appear every month, this one is particularly special as it coincides with a full moon. The next supermoon will happen on March 9, 2020. If you’re lucky and the day is clear enough, you’ll be able to see the Super Worm Moon on Philippine skies by 9:43am this Thursday.
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