Look For The Super Worm Moon Tonight In WNY

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Winter's biggest and brightest full moon, the Super Worm Moon, is expected to illuminate the sky Monday night.

March's full moon is a supermoon, or one that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. And what makes supermoons particularly "super" is that they're 7% larger and 15% brighter than your run of the mill full moon!

Supermoons only occur when a full moon coincides with the Moon's closest approach to the planet.

Super Worm Moon, photographed in March 2019.

As per NASA, tonight's full moon is the last full moon of winter.

A supermoon differs from a full moon in one important regard. In this case, the ground began to soften in March so that earthworms could appear, drawing more birds to feed, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

On, the worm moon will peak over Delmarva.

Look For The Super Worm Moon Tonight In WNY
Look For The Super Worm Moon Tonight In WNY

Why is it called WORM MOON? Crow Moon, Worm Moon, Crust Moon and Sap Moon are all drawn from Indigenous traditions, while Europeans historically called this the Lenten Moon. The supermoon will be visible in its entirety starting tonight, but it technically won't be at its fullest until starting on Monday. The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky and hopefully no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view.

Virgo is Pisces' polar opposite and during tonight's Full Moon phase, the sun directly opposes the Moon.

Last night's full moon was the second closest of 2020, according to EarthSky. The moon will be at apogee on March 24, making it a new micromoon.

You can watch the Super Worm Moon tomorrow face to face, by watching it ascend in the east.

When will the next Supermoon appear?

A Full Moon is considered to exaggerate these emotions, leading to a mix of miracles, mayhem, and irrationality.

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