Monday , November 30 2020

Super Worm Moon comes March 20th



COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Spring arrives Wednesday night at 5:58 pm EDT, whatever the weather is fine.

On the spring equinox (Latin for "equal night"), the sun's direct rays will pass over the equator and shift into the northern hemisphere. The whole globe receives about 12 hours of daylight.

We get a bonus supermoon, which becomes full moon at 9:42 pm Wednesday, a little less than four hours later. This is the closest occurrence of Full Super Worm Moon since March 20, 2000.

The moon reaches perigee to qualify as a supermoon – the smallest distance to Earth in its orbit.

This is the third and final supermoon in 2019, which is defined in modern times as a position that is at least 90 percent larger than a normal full moon.

In January, we enjoyed Super Blood Wolf Moon, which came with a full moon eclipse that causes the moon to assume a coppery cast that happens when moonlight (reflected sunlight) breaks and reflects passing through the Earth's atmosphere.

Last month we enjoyed Super Snow Moon.

"Worm Moon" is the folklore name that reflects the thawing of frozen soil, allowing the worms to work their way up.

The question is, as always, whether we will be able to see Full Worm Moon, because clouds are in the forecast Wednesday night.

But the unusually bright moon could play with the clouds and make it a frightening visual.


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