Photos: The Worm Moon around the world #Breaking112

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A bird is silhouetted against the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, March 29.

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Updated 0835 GMT (1635 HKT) March 30, 2021

A bird is silhouetted against the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, March 29.

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

This month’s full moon will be the year’s first supermoon, an astronomical phenomenon where the moon is slightly closer to Earth and therefore appears bigger and brighter in the sky.

The Native American tribes in the South call a full moon occurring in March the “Worm” moon because of the earthworm casts — soil that the worms digests — which become visible as the ground thaws.

This year’s “Worm” supermoon is the fourth brightest moon of 2021, according to Earth Sky. It was at its fullest at 2:48 p.m. ET on Sunday.



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