Get ready for the 'super worm equinox moon'

Seattle-area forecast: Clear skies, warm temps and a ‘Full Worm Supermoon’ on first day of spring

"The moon becomes full only a few hours later at 9:43 pm EDT".

Supermoons occur when a full moon is in perigee or making its closest pass to our planet. "You may also notice that on the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west, whereas at other times in the year, it appears off-center if you're facing those directions".

Having three or four supermoons in a year is normal, Sykes said, and having all of them fall in the beginning of the year is just based on the moon's cycle.

March's full moon is sometimes called the "worm moon", because according to folklore tradition, it occurs at a time when the frosty ground is melting and earthworms start to emerge. The March Full Moon is named "Worm Moon", along with "Crow Moon", "Sap Moon" and "Lenten Moon".

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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. Extending the logic, the northern and the southern hemispheres would be equally illuminated. The spring and autumnal equinox, as well as summer and winter solstice, occur at precise times determined by the Earth's orbit around the sun. As long as it's a clear evening, the moon will appear at its biggest and brightest. Equinox is derived from the Latin aequus, which means equal, and nox, the term for night.

Google introduced this year's seasonal series protagonist, Quinn, with the spring equinox doodle.

This is the closest coincidence of a full moon with the equinox since March 2000 - 19 years ago. On the equinox, which happens twice a year, both hemispheres receive the same amount of daylight.

As this Wednesday marks the official start to spring in the Northern Hemisphere, just hours later, stargazers will be able to see something that won't be visible again until 2020, the final supermoon of the year.

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