Biggest, brightest supermoon of the year will be visible Monday night

18 February, 2019, 18:41 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • The August 2014 Supermoon

According to USA Today, because of the time of year in the United States, the event is called the snow moon, a Native American nickname to the monthly events, like harvest moon for September and strawberry moon in June and sturgeon moon in August, giving it the full name Super Snow Moon.

A supermoon takes place when the moon is full and its orbit at its perigee point is closest to Earth.

This will be the second in this year's trio of back-to-back supermoons.

Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to the horizon.

The supermoon will emerge on February 19 and will be the largest and brightest full moon of 2019.

In January, US lunar watchers were treated to a Super Blood Wolf Moon, when the Supermoon event coincided with a partial eclipse of the moon giving it a bloody appearance during the "wolf moon" month.

February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. "You can maybe tell the difference from a normal full moon if you make a practice of looking at a lot of them" - something Hartigan said is true for him. Its furthest point, known as the apogee, is around 238,000 miles.

February's Full Moon rises early on Wednesday February 20.

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What is the super snow moon?

The third and final supermoon of the year will take place on March 20, 2019 (but, again, it won't be as big as the February one).

The moon will technically reach peak fullness next Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019, at 10:54 a.m. EST, but won't be visible to most in the U.S.at that time.

"The peak fullness is at 2.53am, but really, when people want to see the bright full moon is when it's rising", he said.

It'll appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

Growing up as kids, we all remember those days spent staring wide-eyed at the Moon and the stars.

But with the weather set fairer the snow moon event is set to be more visible to the naked-eye.

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