Big news for the parents of aspiring astronauts, astronomers, and plain old stargazers: The first, biggest, and brightest supermoon of the year is coming on Monday. That may not seem like much, but it means the moon will look up to 14 percent larger to a moon and 30 percent brighter than it does at its apogee, the point at which it's farthest from the earth.
Experts said that 2020 will have two supermoons occurring just a month apart, in March and April respectively.
Many astronomy buffs, including those at Sky & Telescope magazine, believe a supermoon is a full moon that tracks less than 223,000 miles from the Earth at the closest point of its orbit, known as the perigee.
The corn and harvest moons were named to coincide with the peak of the harvest season, during which time farmers could work late into the night under the light of the Moon. January's full moon is the wolf moon, February is the snow moon, and March is the worm moon. Last September, there was a rare moon that was not a supermoon, but it was news for being a full moon across the country that was visible on the spooky date of Friday the 13th.
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It's called the "super worm moon", and you can see it on March 9. Other names include the Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Sap Moon. The Super Worm Moon will be 222,081 miles/357,404 km from Earth, about 7% closer than the average of 238,855 miles/384,400 km.
If you're not able to catch a glimpse of the March full moon, you can look for next month's full "pink moon" - which some skywatchers will be calling the "super pink moon", because it will be another supermoon.
Southern tribes, however, dubbed the celestial event the "worm moon", as a result of the casts left by earthworms on the thawing ground.
The full "blue" moon rises over crowds gathered on Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England, on July 31, 2015.