“Moon of the worm” … the first giant moon of this year to decorate the night sky at the end of the week

Selava Omar –

Giant full moons are known to be few and far between, but their appearance means the conjunction of two astronomical phenomena, the full moon and the perigee of the moon.

And this weekend, it will be the first giant moon of the year visible in the night sky, which is called the Worm Moon.

The full moon of this month is called the “worm moon”, after earthworms that begin to appear in March, when the soil begins to warm.

The full moon marks the midway point of the monthly lunar cycle when the moon is fully illuminated by the sun، the moon is expected to appear full until Tuesday morning, according to NASA.

And The giant moon occurs when the full moon roughly coincides with perigee, the point in the moon’s orbit at which the celestial body is closest to Earth.

At perigee, the giant moon, on Sunday, March 28, will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual when viewed from Earth.

The names of the full moon have historically been used to trace the seasons by various Native American tribes, and are thus closely related to nature.

Source: Daily Mail – RT

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