The Last Super Moon Of 2019 Rises This Week
Spring and a Super Moon arrive on the same day.
It's only the third month of the year but 2019's Super Moons are finished. This year's finale arrives on Wednesday evening at about 7:43 PM local time. Spring officially begins at 3:58 PM and the 'Super Worm Moon' rises a few hours later.
What makes a full moon 'Super' is its distance from the earth. Most supermoons appear about 10% larger than normal. This week's moon will reach perigee, the closest point to Earth, at about 240,000 miles from the Earth.
The March full moon is called the 'Worm Moon.' Its name comes from northern Native American tribes that knew this moon signaled the thawing of winter snow and the reappearance of earthworms in the soil.
The weather looks pretty good for Wednesday evening. Here's the official forecast from the Grand Junction National Weather Service office.
Sunny, with a high near 61. East wind around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
A chance of rain and snow showers before 9 AM, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a high near 54. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Be sure and spend a few minutes gazing up the last Super Moon of 2019. The next one won't happen until February 9th, 2020.