2019's third and final supermoon falls on spring equinox


The third and final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on March 20, closing out a trifecta of supermoons for 2019 that began in January.

The "Worm Moon" reportedly got its name due to the ground beginning to thaw and earthworms reappearing, according to the Old Farmers Almanac.

The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky and hopefully no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view.

The most recent full supermoon occurred on february 19, following one in January.

In Boston, you can see the supermoon between moonrise at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday and moonset at 6:53 a.m. Thursday. The two events have not taken place so closely together since 2000 and have not occurred on the same date since 1981.

The Vernal Equinox marks the changing of the seasons around the globe, marking the transition from winter to spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the flip from summer to autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

The moon rises over the Parthenon on the ancient Acropolis Hill in Athens Greece on Feb. 19 2019. Tuesday’s full moon or supermoon appears brighter and bigger than other full moons because it is close to its perigee which is the closest point in
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That is not to say there will not be other full moons this year.

Worms: Funny enough, March's full moon has a nickname: Full Worm Moon.

A Worm Moon is a term used by Native American tribes and Europeans for a full moon that appears in March. In fact, it can appear as much as 30 percent brighter than normal. The asteroid, called 2019 EA2, will be even closer to Earth than the moon, according to the Minor Planet Center .

The full moon is also known as the worm moon in some parts of the world. The closest supermoon in recent times came November 14, 2016, when the moon was 221,524 miles from Earth, according to Space.com.

The last super moon of the year is nearly here!

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