This Week Will Have Last Supermoon of the Year
What...another supermoon...didn't we just have one? Yes but this one will be the last supermoon of 2019.
According to WZZM, the March supermoon is a special one because it also coincides with the Spring equinox this Wednesday March 20th. The moon will turn full at 9:43 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The last time the supermoon and Spring equinox happened at the very same time was back in 1981.
There are a total of 2 equinoxes during the year. The one happening this week is the vernal equinox and other happens in the fall and its called the autumnal equinox.
What makes this moon a supermoon is because this moon will be at one of its closest point to the earth. Astrologists call this point where the moon is closest a perigree.
You may notice that during a supermoon, when you see the full moon it may look bigger and even brighter than what it normally looks like.
Naming supermoons has gone on for hundreds of years going back to Native American Tribes keeping track of the seasons by giving names to each full moon. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the March moon is called the Worm Moon.
The Full Worm Moon name was given by Native Americans because this is the time of the year the ground begins to thaw and worms make their way to the surface. Another name for the March moon is the Full Sap Moon because this also marks the time of year when the sap begins flow from the maple trees.