Picture gallery of Super snow moon in Suffolk 2019

Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich London

Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich London

The "Super Snow Moon" could be seen by amateur astronomers around the world on Tuesday, February 19.

However stargazers were warned they would have to wait a two more hours before they could catch a glimpse of the Supermoon.

When the moon reaches its closest perigee on Tuesday (the point in its orbit that is closest to the Earth) it will be 356,761 km (221,681 miles) away from Earth, around 27,358 kilometres closer than average.

And the next time this happens will be 11 years from now, in 2030.

Another exciting fact is that this year we are going to witness back to back three months with full moons.

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What other lunar events are taking place this year?

The phenomenon is not actually that rare, and March's is the third in a trilogy that began with January's full moon, and included a second on 19 February.

The last time that an ecclesiastical and an astronomical Easter didn't occur on the same date was 38 years ago, in 1981.

It was called the "bone" or "hunger" moon by Native Americans and early European settlers because of bleak conditions in the depths of winter.

The March full moon is known as the "Worm" Moon, because March is the month in which the ground would usually thaw and earthworms would reappear, followed by the return of robins. But its closeness also means that, although the luminescence reflected from the sun is the same, from an earthbound perspective it can be noticeably (up to 30 percent) brighter than a regular full moon.

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