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Feb 182019
 

Take a look outside and get a good look at the moon. Although it appears perfectly round, February’s full Moon peaks on Tuesday morning, Feb. 19 at 10:53 a.m., but it will appear full tonight and after its peak to the casual stargazer.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has this to say:

It will also be a so-called “supermoon,” which means the Moon is at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. In fact, the February’s full Moon is the nearest, largest, and brightest full Moon of the year!

Technically, it’s the second of three supermoons to occur in 2019 (January, February, March).

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

 

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