Wednesday night's full worm moon will be the last supermoon of 2019

A stunning supermoon is set to grace the sky Thursday night. Here’s the best time and place to catch a glimpse

An equinox occurs twice a year when the tilt of Earth's axis is inclined nether away nor towards the sun.

It differs from the arrival of the meteorological spring, which fell on 1 March.

United States space agency NASA explained: "Of course, it is not the Sun that is moving north or south through the seasons, but a change in the orientation and angles between the Earth and its nearest star".

During the equinox, the sun crosses the plane of the Earth's equator, making night and day all over the Earth of equal length.

Equinoxes are about more than astrology.

In Belfast on the winter solstice, 21 December 2018, there were seven hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Google is celebrating Spring Equinox with a Google Doodle.

Early civilisations found the spring equinox to be a reliable way to keep track of the seasons.

And in Stonehenge, England, pagans, druids and tourists watch the picturesque sunrise at the prehistoric monument. You can find this information for any city at timeanddate.com.

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Gatherings happen around the world.

In Chichen Itza, Mexico, thousands gather at the Kulkulkan pyramid.

It's also one of only two days each year that nearly every spot on Earth - except the poles - experiences a sunrise at due east and a sunset at due west.

What is the dark, or far, side of the moon?

While you may not immediately notice obvious signs of spring, they will be there. The last time that happened was in March 2000, according to EarthSky.

As this Wednesday marks the official start to spring in the Northern Hemisphere, just hours later, stargazers will be able to see something that won't be visible again until 2020, the final supermoon of the year.

According to NASA, the phenomenon occurs when the moon is "full or almost full and when it is at its closest point to the Earth" or perigee along its slightly elliptical orbit. Therefore, it appears larger and brighter in the sky.

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