March’s full moon arrives today, the same day as the spring equinox. The last time that happened was in 1981. This is called a supermoon because it will be at its closest approach to Earth on its elliptical monthly orbit. The moon will be best viewed at moonrise today or moonset tomorrow, though it won’t be as close as it was during last month’s showing. This is actually the third supermoon of the year already, though it will be the last one for 2019. Another celestial event: Asteroid 2019 EA2, some 79 feet across, will fly by Earth at a distance of 190,246 miles tomorrow or Friday.
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