Friday, March 6, 2020

The full worm supermoon is coming to a sky near you Monday night

The first supermoon of the year is coming to a sky near you Monday.
This month, the full moon is also known as the worm moon.
March’s full moon will reach peak fullness at 1:48 p.m. EDT Monday, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. "So look for the spectacularly bright moon as it rises above the horizon that evening," the Almanac said.
This year, the March full moon will also be the first of three straight full-moon supermoons and the year’s second-closest full moon overall, EarthSky said. 
A supermoon occurs when the moon is especially close to Earth while it’s full. 
The moon's closeness to Earth, naturally, makes it look extra-big and extra-bright – up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth.
Monday, our moon will be "only" about 222,081 miles miles from Earth, which is about 16,000 miles closer than average.
A full moon rises over Mount Pico Sacro near Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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