You may have already noticed that during last night, many photographers, astronomers & everyone else from all over the world were on a frenzy staring up at the big rare special moon! It’s been ages since I’ve captured a good old Astro photo, so last night I decided to “join the herd” & this is my capture of this year’s ‘Super Worm Moon’ over Ireland.
The ‘Worm Moon’ is the name given to the first or only full moon in the month of March. It’s given the name “Worm Moon” because the end of winter is when little creatures like worms first make an appearance at night drawn out by its intense brightness. They can often be found squirming out of the ground and getting eaten by birds during dawn.
Supermoons happen when the Moon is closest to the Earth, appearing bigger and brighter than normal. Sometimes up to 15% brighter & 30% bigger than regular full moons 🌕
During ancient times it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, this is where the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.