NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) –Â On Wednesday the third and final Super Moon of the year appears over the skies of North Texas.
A Super moon happens when the full moon occurs when it is closest to the earth in its orbit around it. That is called âapogeeâ. The moon will appear about 30 percent bigger and 305 brighter than normal.READ MORE: Gang Member, North Texas Sex Offender Added To State's 10 Most Wanted Lists
This is the full moon in March and is called the Full Worm Moon. This is the time of year when the soil starts to soften and earthworms start to rise to the top of the soil. The birds love this since in coincides with nest building and baby feedings.READ MORE: Dallas County Sheriff Needs Help Identifying Truck Involved In Hit & Run With Deputies
The moon was closer on the last full moon in February (the Super Full Snow Moon) but bigger than the Super Blood Wolf Moon in January.
The crazy thing with all this is the âfull â happens on Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. local time. The Vernal Equinox (when the Sunâs center cross the plane of the earthâs equator) happens at 4:48 p.m. the same day.MORE NEWS: Man Charged In Burning, Dismembered Bodies Case, Jason Thornburg Admits He Killed Another
This is the closest these two unrelated events have occurred since 1981 (38 years ago).