THE last supermoon of the year is set to be seen later this week - and Somerset is home to one of the best spots to view it.

On Thursday, March 21, the supermoon will be be visible while its at its closest point to earth.

The full moon, known as the 'worm moon', follows two others earlier this year.

According to website, the moon is named according to European and North America folklore and will be at its peak at 1.42am.

A spokesman said: "March 2019 see’s the final supermoon of the year. A relatively new term used to describe a full moon at perigee – near its closest point to earth.

"The full moon can appear as much as 14 per cent larger than when it’s at apogee – its farthest point.

"To many, this difference is negligible and hardly noticeable. The increase in brightness however, can be quite obvious. With brightness being up to 30 per cent brighter than a full moon at apogee."

So, grab your cameras and head to a beauty spot to try and capture the skies.

According to Bettymaya Foott, from the International Dark-Sky Association, Exmoor National Park is the best place to watch in Europe.

Photographer Andrew Whyte has given his top tips for capturing the moon at its closest point to earth in all glory.

He said: “Capturing the supermoon can be done in many ways – the classic close up shot with something in view or one from a distance to encapsulate the night sky.

"The best pictures have been taken with careful attention to the kit I use. Sony’s 24mm F1.4 GM lens captures the detail, avoids the sagittal flare and allows me to get on with doing what I do best.”

Other astronomical events taking place this year include:

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower (May 6-7)

Total Solar Eclipse (July 2)

Partial Lunar Eclipse (July 16)

Geminid Meteor Shower (Dec 14)