Published: Thu, March 12, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

A gorgeous supermoon rose over Toronto last night

A gorgeous supermoon rose over Toronto last night

A plane passes in front of the full moon as seen from Curitiba, Brazil on March 9, 2020. This year's next supermoon will be in April and May.

This is because the Moon's orbit is not a flawless circle and is actually slightly oval.

The rising full moon crosses behind the Statue of Liberty, Monday evening, in New York City.

All the names have a similar meaning, with the gist of it being that they kick off spring time and the end of winter.

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As we know, for millennia, people of Europe, along with the Native American tribes named the months after the features of the seasons of the Northern Hemisphere that they could relate to many of these names similar or identical. As the full Moon in March and the last full Moon of winter, this Moon is called the Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon, or Worm Moon.

Last night's full moon was the second closest of 2020, according to EarthSky.

"A supermoon occurs when the Moon's orbit is closet (perigee) to Earth". In Canada the Full Sap Moon, marks the time of tapping maple trees for maple syrup. As the temperature begins to rise in North America and the snow begins to melt, earthworm casts appear.

Location variationIn Celtic, Worm Moon is also known as the Moon of the Winds and Chaste Moon in Medieval England. However, most observers will not be able to recognize this at first glance, because the variations are not obvious and it is not possible to compare two full moons next to each other.

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