The full worm supermoon rises over Manhattan (Gary Hershorn/FOX News)
Skygazers to enjoy the ‘full worm supermoon,” the third and last supermoon of 2019.
Photographers around the world capturing stunning photos of the supersize Moon.
March full moon was called the “full worm moon” by Native Americans because it occurs at a time of the year when the ground is soft, and earthworm casts (worm droppings) to start, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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Supermoons happen when the Moon’s elliptical orbit brings it to the nearest point on the Earth, while the Moon is full. The Moon was a ‘supermoon’ on March 19, when it was 223,308 miles away from the Earth.
The last supermoon 2019 rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York, usa on March 20, 2019.
(Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The term was coined in 1979, according to NASA. “As a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to the Earth] it is a bit brighter and larger than a normal full moon and that is where we have a ‘supermoon’,” explains the space agency, on its website.
The Moon will turn full at 9:43 p.m. ET on March 20, according to EarthSky. This year is the full moon takes place less than four hours after the March equinox, which marks the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Space.com reports that the Moon appeared full since 19 March.
The moon sets over the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston in the early morning of March 20, 2019.
(Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The galactic event will follow in February ‘super snow moon’, and January is the beautiful ‘super blood moon’ eclipse.
The Moon closer to the Earth during the Jan. 21, 2019, and Feb. 19, 2019, supermoons, when it was, respectively, 222,043 and 221,681 km away. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 238,855 miles, according to Space.com.
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July 20, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Earth’s natural satellite is still a source of fascination.
A watchtower, to the left, and the broadcast tower, Antenna Hungaria at the top of the mountain Karancs are backdropped by the rising moon as seen from the vicinity of Karancskeszi village, 128 km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday 20 March 2019.
(Peter Komka/MTI via AP)
Earlier this year, for example, China was the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon.
Israel’s unmanned Beresheet spacecraft was recently launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a historic mission to the Moon. Beresheet, which is the Hebrew word for ‘beginning’, is the expected landing on the lunar surface on April 11. The spacecraft will also be the first private mission to the Moon.
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A sculpture is silhouetted against a full moon in Brussels, Wednesday 20 March 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The USA is the only country to place astronauts on the Moon have done for the last time in December 1972 during the Apollo 17 mission. Only 12 men, all Americans, have set foot on the Moon.
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The Trumpet administration cited Moon missions as an important element of the 2019 NASA budget. President Donald Trump wants the AMERICAN astronauts to return to the Moon as a base for future missions to Mars.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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