A worm moon will light up Sky this week

According to NASA, the March full moon, known as the worm moon, will be at its peak on Friday, March 18 at 3:18 am. It will appear full from Saturday morning.

This moon will appear larger to viewers because of the "moon illusion," according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

This occurs when the moon is near the horizon and our eyes compare the moon's size to trees, buildings or other earthly objects.

Southern Native American tribes named the worm moon after the earthworm casts -- essentially feces -- that emerged as the ground thawed at winter's end, according to NASA.

Northern Native American tribes, however, lived among forests without native earthworms due to glaciers having wiped out the species, according to NASA.

There are nine full moons left in 2022, with two of them qualifying as supermoons. Here is a list of the remaining moons for 2022, according to the Farmers' Almanac