Wednesday night’s full moon is also a supermoon and the last one this year.
Spring officially arrived at 5:58 p.m. but in addition to the vernal equinox, we also have the full worm moon Wednesday night. And it’s not just any full moon; it’s a supermoon.
Springfield Science Museum’s Curator of Astronomy Michael Kerr explained that the supermoon is “the coincidence of a full moon while the moon is at it’s the closest point to the Earth, or near it’s the closest point within a month.”
The Super Worm Equinox Moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal. This will also be the third and last supermoon this year.
The next time a full moon and the vernal equinox will occur at the same time will be in 2030.
The moon will rise at 6:42 p.m.