March Worm Supermoon

Full Moon on March 9th is the first (out of three) and the second-closest to Earth (distance: 357,404 km) Supermoons of 2020.

It is called the Worm Moon, the Crow Moon and the Sap Moon. In the Northern Hemisphere, with the warmer weather, the earth (and the eartworms) is slowly preparing for spring. In Soutern Hemisphere this Full Moon is known as the Full Harvest Moon.

A Supermoon or Perigee Full Moon is a Full Moon that occurs near or coincides with perigee, the point in the orbit at which the Moon is nearest to the Earth. Therefore Supermoons appear larger and brighter than usual Full Moons.

See also:

Supermoons in 2020: April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon

Full Moons in 2020: January Full Moon | February Full Moon in the clouds | June Strawberry Moon and penumbral eclipse | July Buck Moon | August Sturgeon Moon

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