Photo of the Day: Super worm moon spotted in Taiwan

Ultra-rare super worm moon spotted over Taiwan last night


(By Taiwan News)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time since 1905, the appearance of a "super worm moon" coincided with the spring equinox, on Thursday (March 21) evening.

In Taiwan, the spring equinox took place at 5:58 a.m. and photos of the super worm moon were captured in eastern Taiwan's Hualien City at 6:40 p.m.

The term "super moon" refers to the point when the moon is closest to Earth, making full moons appear larger and brighter than usual. The term refers to the belief by some Native American tribes that worms emerge from the soil around the time of the spring equinox.

Moon appears red when lower on horizon. (Taiwan News image)

Moon returns to its usual brighter appearance. (Taiwan News image)

Full moon high in the night sky. (Taiwan News image)