‘Super Snow Moon’ happening early Tuesday will be the brightest moon of 2019


Forget last month’s Super Blood Wolf Moon. 

Happening tomorrow — a lunar phenomenon dubbed the largest supermoon of the year! 

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at around 1 a.m. local time, the full moon will be the closest to earth in orbit (pedigree), more than it will ever be during 2019. 

It’s called the Super Snow Moon, and while these supermoons can happen any month of the year, it’s called snow moon because the heaviest snowfall usually happens in February. 

The moon will technically reach peak fullness a little before 8 a.m. local time, appearing 7 percent larger and 15 percent brighter than usual.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the naming of full moons goes back to Native American traditions in North America, when tribes kept track of seasons by giving names to each full moon. 

The Super Snow Moon is also referred to as the “hunger moon,” “storm moon,” “bone moon,” and “dog moon.”

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