The March Full Moon will light up the night sky this weekend, and will be the first of four consecutive Super Moons.
The interestingly named full ‘Worm Moon’ will reach its peak just after sunset on Sunday, March 28 at around 7.45pm. But you will also be able to see the full version of it on the day before and the day after it reaches its peak.
The Worm Moon gets its name from native American tribes and was originally given the title because earthworms would appear when it lit up and warmed the spring soil. Makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Some tribes have also called it a Full Crow Moon or a Full Crust Moon. It is also known as the Lenten Moon, because Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon of spring.
full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth’s perspective. This occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon. A super moon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee—the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit—resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth.
So, now you’re a full blown moon scientist, keep your eyes peeled this weekend and make sure you grab your camera (or phone) and snap some photos. You can even send your photos to us on our social account DMs or by email at [email protected] and we may feature your content!