Wednesday is your last chance to see a full supermoon in 2019

Wednesday is your last chance to see a full supermoon in 2019
An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it rises, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in Washington. The full Moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons. (Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The third and final supermoon of 2019 will take to the night sky beginning Tuesday, March 19.

According to NASA, supermoons occur when the moon is full or nearly full and is at its closest point to Earth on the elliptical orbit. March’s supermoon actually occurs a day and five hours before the actual full moon because of the orbital path.

The full supermoon, known as the “Worm Moon," will be visible by stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere at 9:43 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

The celestial event takes place less than four hours after the spring vernal equinox.

Wednesday’s full moon will be the third and final supermoon of 2019. All three supermoons occurred within the first three months of the year. According to AccuWeather, the next supermoon is forecast for Feb. 9, 2020.

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