Astronomer: The supermoon is here and it’s 'spectacular'

Get your cameras ready: The supermoon (a.k.a, “worm moon”) will make its anticipated appearance on Monday, March 9, casting a beautiful warm glow in the sky.

The event occurs when the moon, “our cosmic partner,” is full and at its closest point to the Earth, appearing bigger and brighter. “Everybody gets all romantic about the sunrise and the sunset but a moonrise and a moonset can be very dramatic and exciting,” Jackie Faherty, PhD, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “They are spectacular.”

It takes about 28 days for the moon to circle the Earth and during its orbit, it gets closer or farther from the Earth, explains Faherty. (the closest point of the moon’s orbit is about 226,000 miles away, reports NASA).

“It’s not a perfect circle,” she says. “If it’s full — meaning, all of the sun’s light is hitting the face that faces us — and if it’s at its closest approach when that happens, it will appear a little bit brighter and maybe a smidge bigger.” And the color can appear orange or blue, depending on its location.

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The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever, $16.16

Amazon reviewer says, "I love this astrology book! Very in-depth information, interesting illustrations, and fun facts that make you never want to put this book down. Highly recommend to anyone interested in learning astrology!"


The Secret Language of Birthdays, $26.93

Amazon reviewer says, "I don't follow astrology or anything like it but it is just fun how accurate this book is and it gets some funny conversations going about personalities and how we are different from each other and how we react to our surroundings/situations."


Astrology for the Soul, $16

Amazon reviewer says, "Great book! It really helps with trying to find yourself and understanding yourself. I love it. This book helps understand your north node sign, it was spot on for me but it also depends on the person. Have an open mind when reading this book because it will tell you habits you have that you do not want to acknowledge"


The Secret Language of Relationships, $26.82

Amazon reviewer says, "If you have any interest at all in astrology, numerology, etc., and their impact on personality and relationships, you must read this book. You won't put it down until you've read and analyzed every personal relationship you share with members of your family, friends, and co-workers. And what's more, you'll find the in-depth descriptions of personality traits chillingly accurate"

Astrology Made Simple, $13.25

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The moon has other exciting phases, according to NASA. A “blood moon” appears when the moon is concealed from the sunlight in a total lunar eclipse, and the “harvest moon” is a full moon that appears when Fall kicks off. “The name dates from the time before electricity, when farmers depended on the Moon's light to harvest their crops late into the night,” explains NASA.

ABC News reports that the first supermoon of 2020 appeared on February 9 and after this weekend, we’ll see it again on April 8 and May 7.

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