You’ll Be Able To See Sunday Night Super Worm Moon In West MI
Have you noticed how bright the moon has been the last couple of nights? Sunday night brings in our last full moon of the winter - and it's a supermoon.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the full moon starts Sunday night and peaks Monday at 1:48 pm. This last winter full moon is considered the Super Worm Moon. Technically it's usually called the Worm Moon, but it's also this year's second super moon as well.
What's a supermoon? According to NASA,
"Supermoon" is a nickname to describe refers to either a new or full Moon that occurs when the Moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In a typical year there can be three or four full Supermoons in a row and 3 or 4 new Supermoons in a row. The "super" full Moons catch the attention because they are a bit bigger and a bit brighter than regular full Moons.
We have a total of 4 supermoons this year, February, March, April, and May. This moon also has a few other names too according to WWMT and NASA, including Crow Moon, Lenten Moon, Sugar Moon, Crust Moon, and Sap Moon.
The weather Sunday night across West Michigan is supposed to be very favorable for moon gazing, as we're looking at clear skies and a low of 48.