Super Worm Spring Moon Ushers In First Day Of Spring

This Supermoon rose over Michigan in 2014

It is rare that the full moon coincides so closely with the equinox, according to EarthSky.org.

The March full moon is also known as a "full sap moon" - a reference to the time of year when sap starts to flow from maple trees.

The Super Snow Moon lit up the sky last month.

The "Worm Moon" reportedly got its name due to the ground beginning to thaw and earthworms reappearing, according to the Old Farmers Almanac.

Wednesday, March 20, is the first official day of spring.

A super moon occurs when a full moon or new moon coincides with the moon's position at its closest to earth. As long as it's a clear evening, the moon will appear at its biggest and brightest.

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The insane thing with all this is the "full " happens on Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. local time.

AccuWeather reports the next supermoon isn't set to rise until february 9, 2020. Typically, three to five supermoons occur in any year.

Asteroids: In case you wanted more, the event will happen as an asteroid passes close to Earth, according to the Minor Planet Center.

"The Moon orbits Earth in an ellipse, an oval that brings it closer to and farther from Earth as it goes around". Higher-than-normal tides and some coastal flooding also are frequent concerns during a perigee moon.

A supermoon is a full moon that almost coincides with a perigee (the closest the moon comes to the Earth in its orbit) resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the moon viewed from Earth.

In Denver, the moon will rise at 6:59 p.m., 12 minutes before sunset.

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