Super Snow Moon 2019: When to see February’s supermoon
19 February, 2019, 03:56 | Author: Chad Warren
Weather permitting, tonight's Super Snow Moon should be a breathtaking sight to behold.
The reason for its "snow moon" nickname is because February is associated with having heavy snowfalls according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Read some Fun Super Moon Facts from NASA below: A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full. This closest distance will take place at 4:07AM on February 19, though the moon will look larger and brighter than normal starting tonight and again on Wednesday.
Although closer to the Earth, the February 19 supermoon will not be as colorful as last month's 'super blood Moon" eclipse that saw the Earth "s natural satellite turn a stunning shade of red.
The handsome moon will reach its closest point to the earth at 9.06am in the United Kingdom, and will be at its fullest at 3.53pm. The moon's diameter will appear to be about 14 percent greater than an average full moon, while its brightness is expected to be near 30 percent more than usual.
Stargazers can prepare themselves for the biggest and brightest moon of the year tomorrow as a "super snow moon" is set to light up the winter sky.
The super snow moon is the second of three super moon's this year.
The moon will technically reach peak fullness Tuesday morning around 10:54 a.m., but won't be visible to Floridians at that time.
The Snow Moon, which also goes by the names Hunger Moon and Storm Moon, has been known to humans for thousands of years.
When can you see the supermoon?
During this time it'll appear very large to the eyes, which is an optical illusion.
Bad weather and heavy snows made hunting hard, so this Moon was also called the Hunger Moon. An annular solar eclipse is similar to a total solar eclipse, but the moon is too far away to completely obscure the sun.
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