Last Supermoon of 2019 Dazzles Over Acropolis

A very rare coincidence occurred on Wednesday as the spring equinox, which signals the start of spring, coincided with the third, and last, supermoon of the year 2019.

The spring equinox occurred on Wednesday at midnight, at 23:58 Athens time. Just a few hours later, on Thursday at 03:43 Athens time, the supermoon – a full moon which occurs when the moon’s orbit brings it closest to the Earth – filled the sky with its luminous glow.

This was the third and last supermoon which will occur in 2019, following those which happened on January 21 and February 19.