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.