Daily Postcard: ‘Strange Trio’ Glows Beneath Supermoon

Daily Postcard: The supermoon illuminates the ‘Strange Trio’ metal sculpture very early this morning at the corner of Meadow and Overlook in White Rock. This moon has many names but is often called the Worm Moon. Indigenous tribes in the American South reportedly named it Worm Moon after earthworms that pop out around this time of year. These invertebrates were wiped out in the region by glaciers at the end of the last ice age about 12,000 years ago, but reintroduced with the arrival of Old World settlers who brought invasive species from Europe and Asia, according to NASA. Once the snowpack melts in the spring, these invasive earthworms often wriggle about. Northwestern tribes in the United States called this moon the Crow Moon, due to the cawing of crows that signaled the end of winter, while other groups called it the Crust Moon, after the crust of snow that freezes at night, or the Sap or Sugar Moon, because early spring is the time of year for tapping maple trees. Source: Maine Farmer’s Almanac. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

‘Strange Trio’ sculpture glows beneath the supermoon this morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs