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

New Mexico

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 14: A ‘supermoon’ is pictured rising over the desert in Dubai on November 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Supermoon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun). This time it will appear 7% […]

February’s super snow moon is set to be the biggest and brightest of the year, according to NASA

The super snow moon peaks on Tuesday, February 19 but will appear full the night before and after its peak. In New Mexico, the peak time to see the moon will be 8:53 a.m. Tuesday.

Snow moon is the traditional name for the second full moon of the year “due to the typically heavy snowfall,” according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closet to the Earth’s orbit. During a supermoon, the moon appears 14 percent bigger.

If you miss this one, there will be another supermoon in March. This will be the third supermoon of the year and nicknamed the worm moon. 

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