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The final supermoon of 2019 will appear in the night sky on Wednesday, March 20th, coinciding with the spring equinox, and officially called the “super worm equinox moon”. Supermoons occurs when a full moon has reached the closest point to Earth in its monthly elliptical orbit around the planet, thus appearing larger and brighter in the night sky. Read more for another video about this special supermoon and how to watch.
“This supermoon will hit its peak at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, almost four hours after the spring equinox officially hits. This is the first time the two have landed on the same day since March 2000. If you miss Wednesday night’s supermoon, you’ll have to wait until next year to catch another one,” reports Boston Globe.