What is a 'full worm moon'?

Exploring views of a rising super moon on the rocky coast of Australia

Exploring views of a rising super moon on the rocky coast of Australia

Wednesday evening's sky conditions support the best viewing from Texas north-northwest into Montana. The previous super moons which are commonly referred to as the "snow" and "wolf" moons occurred back January and February this year. Not only do we finally get to usher in spring by means of the vernal equinox on March 20, but we get to do it by the light of a bonus supermoon. Because the moon's orbit is shaped more like an egg, as opposed to a ideal circle. The next time a supermoon will coincide with the equinox will be in 11 years. It won't happen again until spring arrives in March 2030.

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 is the full moon in March and is called the Full Worm Moon.

Image taken on Nikon Z7
Image taken on Nikon Z7

An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it rises, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Washington. The last time a full moon occurred so close to the vernal, or, spring equinox was in March 2000, when they were four hours apart. Moonrise will happen soon after, but will vary depending on your location. On the West Coast, sunset is generally a little after 7 p.m.at this time of year. To check the exact time for where you live, go here. "The moon becomes full only a few hours later at 9:43 pm EDT".

What will the super worm moon look like?

It will be the last of a trio of supermoons that kicked off the first three months of 2019.

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