Rare 'Super Worm Moon' to grace Derbyshire's night sky

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If you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend, why not wrap up warm, head out into your garden and – clear skies permitting – observe the ‘Super Worm Moon’.

The rare spectacle will occur in the UK at 7:48pm on Sunday.

The full moon in March is called the ‘Worm Moon’ because it represents earthworms reappearing in the soil as the ground begins to thaw.

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Let's hope skies are clear this weekend.Let's hope skies are clear this weekend.
Let's hope skies are clear this weekend.

It is also a supermoon because it is at its closest to earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than usual.

Top stargazing tips from Parkdean Resorts

Choose a night with clear skies

Parkdean Resorts suggests choosing a night when clear skies are expected for the best chances of seeing the stars.

Turn off the lights

For those stargazing from the comfort of their homes, turning off the lights indoors can improve the visibility of the night sky – so long as you’re not afraid of the dark! Artificial light can make it harder to see stars in the sky so make sure wherever you are is as dark as possible.

Research what you’re looking at

Enhance the stargazing experience and download Star Chart free on AR enabled Apple or Android devices. Star Chart allows you to point the camera at the night sky and will tell you exactly what is up there.

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Use the Time and Date website for the best chance of spotting the planets

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Time and Date allows you to input your locatio, before generating information about when the planets are most visible. With lots of helpful information about what's in the universe, this is a great way to educate the family about the wonders of space.

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