Super Worm Moon Coindices With Spring Equinox Today, March 20, 2019
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Did you know that today, March 20, 2019, is the Spring Equinox of 2019? The Spring Equinox is one of the four days (2 equinoxes and 2 solstices) throughout the year that mark the beginning of a new season. These four days are: the Spring equinox (beginning of Spring), the Summer solstice (beginning of Summer), the Fall equinox (beginning of Fall), and the Winter solstice (beginning of Winter). The Spring Equinox is also known as vernal equinox and March equinox.
An equinox is the moment in time when the Sun stands directly above the equator and day and night are of approximately the same duration. For Northern Hemisphere, the Spring equinox is the moment when Winter ends and Spring begins while for the Southern Hemisphere, Spring equinox is the moment when Summer ends and Fall begins. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring equinox occurs every year between March 19 and March 21. While the Spring equinox occurs at the same moment in time all over the world, the date and local time differ from place to place depending on the year and a location’s time zone. To find out the exact date and time of the Spring equinox in your area in 2019, use this seasons calculator.
Spring officially arrives on March 20 with a rare lunar phenomenon known as a “full worm super moon,” the third and final full super moon of 2019, in the video “What is a ‘full worm moon’?, Global News“, below:
It is relatively rare for a supermoon to coincide with the Spring Equinox, so today’s supermoon will be a special treat. Get ready, skywatchers! This is the last supermoon of 2019 and it will be visible in the night sky tonight! The moon will technically reach its peak fullness at 9:42 pm EST on March 20, 2019. The last time such a cosmic alignment took place was in 2000, and it won’t occur again until 2030’s. The “worm moon” is the third moon of the year. It is called the “worm moon” because it is around this time of the year when the ground softens and worms begin to appear in the soil again, marking the beginning of Spring. The “super worm moon” is the last supermoon of 2019.
Check out the video “A ‘Full Worm Super Moon’ Will Rise On The First Day of Spring. Here’s How To Watch-2019“, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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