Witness 'snow moon' and 'supermoon' this February, the year's biggest full moon

Witness 'snow moon' and 'supermoon' this February, the year's biggest full moon

February's full moon is the brightest moon of the year.

The word snow is used for each February full moon.

The first Supermoon of 2019 was the Super Blood Wolf Moon on January 20-21, which coincided with a total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon".

It's also known as a "super moon", because its orbit is nearest to our planet.

This phenomenon causes the lunar disk to look larger than usual to stargazers on Earth, especially as it rises and sets. The third will occur next month on March 21.

While the Moon certainly appears bigger, the sight isn't quite as mind blowing as one might expect from the colloquial moniker of a "supermoon".

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It has a number of other nicknames from other cultures, like the Crow Moon - because the cawing of crows that signal the end of winter - and the Lenten Moon, because it happens around the season of Lent.

Aside from a dazzling visual show, March's full moon is also interesting for a number of other reasons.

While the full moon technically peaked at 10:53 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time today, the optimal time to see it will be between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. local.

Another exciting fact is that this year we are going to witness back to back three months with full moons. The total lunar eclipse won't happen again until 2021When can I see it?

The city sky-watchers were in for a treat as 2019's second Supermoon appeared on Tuesday.

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