Pictures of the super worm moon rising across the world

Posted on 10 March 2020

The super worm moon which lit up the sky on Monday 9 March was the second supermoon of 2020. It’s referred to as the ‘worm’ moon because earthworms tend to appear as the ground thaws in the northern hemisphere.

According to NASA, a supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, which makes it appear as much as 30% brighter and 14% larger than usual.

Although the super worm moon was big and bright it won’t be the biggest full moon of the year. The next full moon, known as the pink moon, which will appear on 8 April, is expected to look even larger in the night sky.

Here are some photos and video taken of March’s super worm moon from all over the world:


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One day I will complete #FullMoonHike 9th March = Worm Moon, because the ground begins to thaw and earthworms reappear, soon followed by the return of robins #cute . @challengecentralcc we could bolt this on? . #fullmoon #moon #astrology #wormmoon #capetown #trekking #hiking #walking #challenge #adventure #southafrica #supermoon #westerncape #capetown #lionshead #spring #challengecentral

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Full moon rising over Cape Town last night.

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Image: U.S. Air Force photo/Heide Couch (2014)

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