Stargazers to witness last supermoon for 2019 tonight

An image of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is shown in two halves to illustrate the difference in the apparent size and brightness of the moon during a supermoon. The left half shows the apparent size of a supermoon (full moon

The moon will be at it's closest point to Earth will appear bigger and brighter in the sky until Friday.

The third and final super moon of 2019 coincides with the first day of spring for the first time in nearly 20 years.

So if, like me, you're in major need of some ~rejuvenation~ and you're also a believer in the power of the moon's energy, then you're in luck 'coz tonight is a v. special night in the lunar calendar: the Super Worm Equinox Moon. The closest supermoon this year was in February.




So for the science-y side of things, the reason why it's called a Worm Moon is 'coz it coincides with the time of year when earthworms emerge from under the soil in the northern hemisphere.

No matter what timezone you're in, look out for the supermoon at 9:43 pm ET on Wednesday. This is a tradition that dates back to Native American traditions, when tribes kept track of the seasons by naming each of the full moons. According to KTVB, It's because during this time, the ground is thawing and "worm casts appear".

The arrival of spring and the supermoon will also almost coincide with an asteroid passing close to Earth, according to the Minor Planet Center. Picture: Getty When is the Super moon 2019? It's 79 feet in diameter, slightly larger than the asteroid that streaked through the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013.

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