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A Full Super Worm Moon Will Light Up Vancouver’s Skies This Week

Full Super Worm Moon

Metro Vancouver skies are going to be illuminated with a magnificent Full Super Worm Moon this week.

The full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, will occur on Wednesday, March 20th, at 9:43 p.m. EDT. According to Space.com, this is “just under four hours after the vernal equinox — the moment when the length of day and night on Earth is nearly the same, marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere”.

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So what makes the ‘Worm Moon’ super?

This full moon will be a “supermoon”, meaning it’ll appear about 10% larger than average.

Here’s a NASA infographic that shows the phases of the moon:

Photo: NASA

But of course, in order to get the best vantage point for this, you should go as far away from the city lights as you can get. Parks, remote and rural areas are typically better for catching a glimpse of this natural wonder.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!


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