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Super worm moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring

Super worm moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring

Strangely enough, we're not going to have to wait another 114 years to see another Equinox Super Worm Moon!

The moon's closeness to Earth, naturally, makes it look extra close and extra bright - up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth, NASA said.

It is also considered to be a significant event that the full moon falls on the same day as the spring equinox and within hours of each other. Despite its slightly unsettlingly names the "worm moon" actually signifies the official start of spring which after a long terrible winter, pretty much makes it my favorite moon of all time.

A Worm Moon is a term used by Native American tribes and Europeans for a full moon that appears in March.

For those hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare moon's glimmer, it's best to head away from the bright lights and smog of major cities to improve your view. It's simply when the moon appears larger than a normal full moon.

Coincidentally, it's also the spring (vernal) equinox - one of only two days during the year when most people on earth will see near-exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. The Northern Hemisphere's autumnal equinox - which will take place six months later, on September 23 - heralds the coming of spring south of the equator.

Spring begins this Wednesday at 2:58 p.m. PDT.

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On the other hand, that same study found the risk fell about as much in the fall, when clocks were turned back. But remember, most smartphones will automatically update themselves when Daylight Saving Time begins .

A full moon and the spring equinox ending up so close to each other is a special treat.

If you miss Wednesday night's supermoon, you'll have to wait until next year to catch another one.

According to CNET, the March supermoon will be known as the "super worm equinox moon" as the moon happened to wax full on the same evening of a Wednesday equinox.

And this year, the equinox brings another celestial marvel - a spectacular supermoon.

The March 20 "Supermoon" vs the May 18 Full Moon.

On March 20, the direct rays of the sun are shining down on the equator producing the effect of equal day and night.

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