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Super Worm Moon is rising this week

This week is an exciting week for astronomical nerds: the spring equinox leads to the official start of the spring-Wednesday afternoon, and then a supermoon takes place on Wednesday night! This will be the third and last Supermoon of 2019, so use the view when it arrives!

The full moon in March, often referred to as a worm moon, will be a supermoon as it becomes full at perigee. Perigee is the point on the lunar orbit closest to Earth. The moon at perigee can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than the moon at its furthest point from the earth.

Unfortunately, the only low rain probability in the forecast this week could cloud our view. A few light showers will develop along a cold front, which is expected to move through Wednesday night.

The moon is still fully visible the day before and the day after its fullness on Wednesday. That is, if you want to see a clear sky to the moon, try catching it on Tuesdays or Thursdays instead. No matter what night you go out, be sure to bring your coat with you! The overnight lows will fall steadily into the 30s this week.

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