View the Super Worm Equinox Moon of 2019

If you are fortunate enough to be at — or traveling to — a location in the northern hemisphere with clear skies, get ready to view the peak of a super worm equinox moon, which begins at 9:42 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

View the Super Worm Equinox Moon of 2019

The full experience will last a total of approximately four hours; and what will be the last super moon of 2019 is scheduled to start at 5:42 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Moonrise will occur sometime between 6:30 and 7:30 in the evening local time for locations in the continental United States.

A super moon has not coincided with the Spring Equinox in 19 years — and it will not occur again until the year 2030.

“Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons were used to track the seasons. Note that each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred”, according to this article written by Catherine Boeckmann for the Farmer’s Almanac. “Traditionally, the Moon we see in March is called the Full Worm Moon. At this time of the year, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting robins and birds to feed — a true sign of spring. Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber.”

Another name for this full moon is a sap moon, as March is typically the time of year when sugar maple trees begin to release their sap.

Summary

I plan on viewing the super worm equinox moon tonight to usher in the spring season; but I am not sure I will be photographing it.

It is certainly different from a full lunar eclipse on a super blue blood moon which occurred back in January of 2018 or the super blood wolf moon eclipse which occurred back on Monday, January 21, 2019 — and I took photographs of that particular lunar eclipse — but as remarkable as this celestial event may be, I know it will pale in comparison to the total solar eclipse which I experienced on Monday, August 21, 2017:

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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