Super Worm Moon 2020



Year 2 were amazed to find so many bugs today on their trip to Pangbourne Woods.

They collected slugs, spiders, earwigs, black beetles, a ladybird, centipedes, millipedes, grubs, woodlice, larvae and LOTS of worms!

This coincided with another wormy existence today, the Super Worm Moon which will be visible tonight. Perhaps the reason why their bug hunt was so successful!

The March full moon is known as the worm moon, named after earthworms that emerge towards the beginning of spring as the ground thaws.

A full moon occurs when the moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth as the sun, meaning its face is fully illuminated.


Tonight, this will also be a supermoon as the moon’s orbit will be at its closest to the Earth.

The fact it’s a supermoon means tonight’s spectacle will appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky as the moon reaches its closest point to Earth.

A supermoon occurs every 14 full moon which is just over a year.

The Super Worm Moon is set to peak at around 17:48 tonight, but should also be visible through the entire evening.