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Photos: The last supermoon of 2019

BOSTON, MA - March 20, 2019: - The moon sets over Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA on March 20, 2019. (The third supermoon of 2019 on Wednesday isn’t just special because it’s the last supermoon of the year. It’s also the first supermoon in nearly 20 years to fall near the spring equinox. The “super worm equinox moon,” as it’s known, follows January’s “super blood wolf moon” and February’s “super snow moon.” This supermoon will hit its peak at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, almost four hours after the spring equinox officially hits. This is the first time the two have landed on the same day since March 2000, according to EarthSky.org. Those hoping to catch the supermoon should be in luck: The National Weather Service is predicting mostly clear skies across New England, with clouds increasing as the night goes on.)77(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:
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The moon set over Dorchester neighborhood of Boston on March 20.

The third and final supermoon of 2019 set Thursday morning. The “super worm equinox moon,” as it’s known, is the first supermoon in nearly 20 years to fall near the spring equinox. Full moons in March are traditionally called “worm moons” because of rising temperatures, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

Here’s what the super moon looked like in Boston, across the country, and across the world.

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A super worm moon, occurring on the same day as the equinox, is seen through passing clouds over Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, March 20, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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The full moon seen through passing clouds over Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on March 20.

TOPSHOT - A full moon, announcing the end of the winter season, rises over a Church in Skopje, North Macedonia on March 20, 2019. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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The full moon rose over a Church in Skopje, North Macedonia on March 20.

A full moon rises next to the ancient castle of Mithymna Molyvos on the Greek island of Lesbos on March 20, 2019. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images
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The full moon rose next to the ancient castle of Mithymna Molyvos on the Greek island of Lesbos on March 20.

A sculpture is silhouetted against a full moon in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A sculpture silhouetted against the full moon in Brussels on March 20.

A full moon, announcing the end of the winter season, rises in Skopje, North Macedonia on March 20, 2019. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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The full moon rose in Skopje, North Macedonia on March 20.

A cross on top of the Holy Family Cathedral is silhouetted against the rising full moon Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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A cross on top of the Holy Family Cathedral silhouetted against the rising full moon on March 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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