In pictures: Super full worm moon captured over Metro Vancouver

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VANCOUVER -- Did you notice the moon Monday night? March's full moon was a supermoon with a strange name, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.  It's called the worm moon, a name the almanac says comes from the earthworms and grubs that "emerge from their winter dormancy at this time of year." It may not…

VANCOUVER —
Did you notice the moon Monday night?

March’s full moon was a supermoon with a strange name, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac

It’s called the worm moon, a name the almanac says comes from the earthworms and grubs that “emerge from their winter dormancy at this time of year.”

It may not be the most pleasantly-named full moon – others include wolf, flower, strawberry and harvest – but the name is meant as a sign of spring.

According to the almanac, the March moon has also gone by other names: the full sap moon, crow moon and Lenten moon.

And, the almanac says, Monday’s was the first of three supermoons, or full moons that occur when the moon’s orbit is closest to Earth, this year. The others will be on April 7 and May 7.

Several photos of the worm moon were submitted through CTV News Vancouver’s Weather Watch app:

Vancouver supermoon

An image submitted by Neeraj Ingle shows the moon from Vancouver’s West End.

Super worm moon over YVR

The moon is seen early Monday morning by the Vancouver International Airport in this image from Lay Tan.

Supermoon in Surrey




A photo from Valerie Daniels shows the moon through the clouds over Surrey.

Moon over Surrey Central

Kathlyn Palafox submitted this shot of the moon over Surrey Central Station.

Did you capture the moon Monday night? Have another great, recent weather shot you’d like to share? Submit it through Weather Watch by CTV Vancouver and we may use it online, on air and on Instagram. 

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