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20 March 2019 02:36 pm

Supermoon and asteroid sightings in Qatar skies likely on Thursday morning (March 21)!

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A report by the CNN says that the third and final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on March 20 (9:43 pm ET), closing out a trifecta of supermoons for 2019 that began in January.

March's full moon also happens on the same day as the spring equinox, welcoming in the season. The last time these two things happened on the same day was March 1981. The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky and hopefully no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view. The closest supermoon this year was in February.

The meteorological phenomenon will occur in Qatar on Thursday morning (March 21) at exactly 4:43 AM.

Moreover, the arrival of spring and the supermoon will also nearly coincide with an asteroid passing close to Earth, according to the Minor Planet Center. It's an aten asteroid, or a near-Earth asteroid with an Earth-crossing orbit.

The asteroid is expected to pass by safely and without incident on the next 2 days, which are most probably the weekend days in Qatar—Friday and Saturday (March 22 & 23).

Are you ready for this back-to-back visual treats set to make everyone go wow in Qatar? If your answer's yes, drop us a line in the comments and also, don't forget to like and share this article—it keeps us going!