Supermoon Tonight

The third and final supermoon of the year is set to delight stargazers when it appears in the night sky from tonight.

The “Worm Moon” supermoon, celestial spectacular also coincides with the Spring Equinox and the end of winter.

This event completes the hat-trick of supermoons which have been visible over the winter, with January 21 seeing a “super blood moon” and February 19 a “super snow moon”.

What is the Spring equinox?

The Spring, or Vernal, Equinox marks the astronomical start of spring, when the sun passes through the Earth’s equator

It will take place in Spain 10.58 pm, just four hours before Thursday’s “Worm Moon” supermoon.

A supermoon happens only when a full moon aligns with the point closest to the earth in the moon’s elliptical orbit, known as the perigee.

During this time, the moon will appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual as it reaches its closes point to Earth

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