This week's full Sugar Supermoon will rise on first day of Spring

This Supermoon rose over Michigan in 2014

This Supermoon rose over Michigan in 2014

Put these two things together and you get the "super worm equinox moon".

As if that's not enough, the start of spring and the supermoon will come as an asteroid passes about 200,000 miles from Earth.

Wednesday's super moon will be just one of several celestial spectacles will have been treated to in recent months. The name ties into how "The ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins", according to "The Old Farmer's Almanac".

March's creepy full moon, called the "Super Worm Moon", will light up the night sky on the first day of spring.

The astrological phenomenon is defined as "a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90 percent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit". The final supermoon of the series, there won't be another until February 2020.

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The moon will appear very bright through binoculars or a small telescope, making it hard to see any details on the moon's surface.

Winter ends Wednesday at 5:58 p.m., the moment of vernal equinox. Typically, three to five supermoons occur in any year. Higher-than-normal tides and some coastal flooding also are frequent concerns during a perigee moon. The closest supermoon in recent times came November 14, 2016, when the moon was 221,524 miles from Earth, according to

The super worm moon will be visible to those located in the Northern Hemisphere on Wednesday night, according to National Geographic. reports that for people on the U.S. East Coast, the moon will rise about 20 minutes before sunset, by 7 p.m. local time, and the moon will set the next morning at around 7:30 a.m.

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