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Supermoon glow in the sky this weekend

According to NASA, the worm Supermoon glow in the March sky this Sunday. The will be fullest at 2:48 p.m. ET. It appears opposite the sun in Earth-based longitude. People who miss this moment will still be able to see a big, round Moon. The rocky satellite will appear full for three days, from Saturday morning through early Tuesday morning.

The term supermoon was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle. He said that it refers to either a new or full  that falls within 90% of perigee when the is closest to Earth. In The Hindu month of Phalguna, this month’s marks the Holi FestivalThe Native American tribes in the South call the March full moon the Worm because of the earthworm casts, soil that the worms digest, become visible as the ground thaws. According to the Western Washington University Planetarium website, many Native American tribes have different names for the full in March that still relate to animals.

 According to the western Christian ecclesiastical calendar, this is known as the Paschal  which is used for determining the date of Easter. The word “Paschal” is the Latinized word for Pesach. Usually, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full of spring. There are differences in the Eastern and Western church calendars. In 2021 Easter will fall on two dates: April 4 for Western Christianity. The views March’s as the first full of spring, and May 2 for the Eastern Orthodox Church, which views the next full as the Paschal moon.

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