Published: Tue, March 10, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

See Super Worm Moon tonight

See Super Worm Moon tonight

The first supermoon of 2020, the Super Worm Moon, takes place on the night of March 9.

What time is the Supermoon?

Through Wednesday, a full worm supermoon will be visible in the sky.

Other names for March's full moon are Crust Moon and Lenten Moon.

But the Moon will be within 90 percent of perigee tonight, meaning it will officially be classed as a Supermoon.

Dr Gianluca Masi, astrophysicist and founder of the Virtual Telescope Project, told he will track the Moon as it cuts across the picturesque skyline of Rome.

After the first Supermoon of this year lighted up the sky on February 9, the second Supermoon is set to appear on March 9. But what about the Blue moon that we've all heard of in story or song?

You can watch the live stream in the embedded video player below.

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All you have to do later today is hit the red play button to enjoy the Supermoon from the comfort of your home.

The free broadcast is planned to commence tomorrow at 8.30 pm GST (4.30 pm GMT).

What is a Supermoon? While the worm moon lasts three days, Monday is the official full moon. However, a full moon may not necessarily be a supermoon because the Moon revolves in an elliptical orbit around the Earth.

Full moon names, which are used to describe the supermoons, were historically used to track the seasons and therefore are closely related to nature. On average, the Moon is around 382,900 kilometres from Earth. May is predicted to also have a super moon. The term was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. A supermoon typically occurs when a full moon coincides with perigree, which is the point in orbit in which the moon is closest to Earth - making the moon appear larger and brighter.

Ultimately, you'll want to play around, but most pictures of the moon don't need a lot of depth because they're off in the distance.

The closest full supermoon of the 21st century will occur on December 6, 2052.

What's special about the next full moon?

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