"Traditional and Native American names for each full moon of the year are derived by how they helped to track the seasons". The March full moon is also sometimes referred to as the "sap moon" as it marks the time of year when sugar maples begin to release their sap. As such, supermoons appear larger and brighter in the night sky, though these changes are typically far too subtle to detect. But how often does the Full Moon happen on the Spring Solstice? An equinox is considered to occur when Earth's equatorial plane passes directly through the centre of the sun.
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"The last time that this occurred so close to the point of the equinox was in the year 1905, in March over 100 years ago", he said, although he noted the term "supermoon" is a recent term. The March equinox is often used by astronomers to measure a tropical year - the mean time it takes for the Earth to complete a single orbit around the sun.
According to astronomy website EarthSky.org, a full moon has not landed this close to the first day of spring since the year 2000, and the two celestial events won't happen less than a day apart again until 2030.
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During the Vernal Equinox in the north, this results in longer days and will reach maximum tilt during the next Summer Solstice. During the equinox, both day and night are balanced to almost 12 hours each all over the world.
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