Mark your astronomy lovers' calendar, as on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (next Thursday), an impressive supermonae was set for the grace of heaven above the earth.
The Supermun is the month that has reached its full phase at its closest point on Earth. Because of its position, the moon appears much brighter and larger than the average.
However, the supermoon for the sky light of the next week is much more special.
Significance of the Moon Worm on March 21
Moon with worms – also known as Moon Peas, Moon Pea and Moon Soap – is the last full moon, and the last supermun in 2019, and the next one is set to 2020.
This year's Worm is especially rare because it coincides with the March equinox, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of April in the southern Pole.
During the equinox, the sun passes directly through the equator, which means that both hemispheres are equally exposed to light.
The last time the full month and March equinox match the same date, it was 1981. Though equinox does not affect the size or brightness of the Moon, that's crazy coincidence.
Where to Look at Moon Worms
Here, in Australia, we will be able to see the Moon Worm (if time permits) but you will always get the best view in the darkest sky.
If you are stubborn about getting the best views, get away from cities and as far away from light pollution as possible. You do not have to drive for hours, even choosing a suburban town will improve your view.
How to See the Moon Worm
The biggest part of the lunar event is that you do not need to lift your hands on the telescope to get a decent look – you should be able to gain insight into your own yard.
However, if you want to make your view more spectacular, using a binoculars or telescope with a larger lens and without a big increase, you need to make a trick – this will give you a wide field of vision.
Best time to view Moon Worms
The best time to inspect the Moon Worm is when the sky is the lowest. This is the optimal time in each of the major cities of Australia, according to Timeanddate.com.
Canberra: March 21, 2019 at 12:42 PM
Sydney: March 21, 2019 at 12:42 PM
Melbourne: March 21, 2019 at 12:42 PM
Brisbane: March 21, 2019 at 11:42 PM
Perth: March 21, 2019 at 9:42 PM
Adelaide: March 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm
Hobart: March 21, 2019 at 12:42 PM
Darwin: March 21, 2019 at 11:12 am
What can you expect from the Moon Worm?
Expect a much brighter moon that appears larger in the sky. Astronomers expect the moon to appear about 14 percent brighter than normal, Newsweek reports.
Is it safe to see the moon worm?
Unlike a solar event, supermini spectators are not susceptible to eye damage.
Mark your calendars for next Thursday, March 21, and have a clear sky for your best chance to catch a glimpse of the Moon Worm.