The 'Full Worm Supermoon' marks the start of spring this week

The Equinox Super Worm Moon will rise on the same date as the first day of spring

This month's full moon also coincides with the spring equinox, which marks the start of the season - although meteorologists recognize March 1 as the first day of spring.

While that phrase may sound like something out of a children's book, the name actually has a legendary meaning. It will be the first time in almost 40 years that the full moon has coincided so closely with the vernal equinox, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

The super worm moon will be visible to those located in the Northern Hemisphere on Wednesday night, according to National Geographic.

Spring officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere early Wednesday evening at 5:58 p.m.

Although a supermoon does not appear bigger than an average moon to the human eye - except when it looms near the horizon - it does tend to appear brighter.

Some Native American tribes also referred to this moon as the Full Crow Moon when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter, or the Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees.

It will be the first spring equinox supermoon in 19 years, and won't happen again until 2030. (Image source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)What is Supermoon, full moon and worm moon?

The "super worm equinox moon", as it's known, follows January's "super blood wolf moon" and February's "super snow moon". In fact, it can appear as much as 30 percent brighter than normal. This one has been dubbed a "Super Worm Moon" and it's going to look spectacular (weather permitting).

As if that's not enough, the start of spring and the supermoon will come as an asteroid passes about 200,000 miles from Earth.

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