March full moon, first day of spring coincide for last supermoon of 2019

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
How to see the March supermoon and other astronomy events this month
Find out how to see the next supermoon and other astronomy events in March 2019.

Skywatchers are getting a big and bright way to celebrate spring: a supermoon will appear just hours after the vernal equinox.

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Ever wonder what actually makes a moon "super?" AccuWeather has the answer.

On Wednesday, the official start of spring is at exactly 5:58 p.m. ET, while the moon will become full at 9:43 p.m. ET, according to AccuWeather.

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A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at its closest point to Earth. This means it appears bigger and brighter than usual. Some are referring to this supermoon as the "super worm moon" because "worm moon" is the nickname for March's full moon.

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Supermoon enthusiasts have been spoiled recently, as this is the third one we've seen this year. It will be the last one until February 2020.

Super blood wolf moon 2019: Photos and videos of the lunar eclipse from around the world

AccuWeather shares close-up footage of the lunar eclipse.

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