Super Snow Moon 2019, the February supermoon will be the brightest and the biggest in 2019. While in the United States, the full moon of February is called the snow super moon, since it snows during that time, in other parts of the world, It will be a day when the moon will appear closer to Earth and will also be bright. The Super Moon will appear 15% larger and up to 30% brighter than a full moon at apogee. The moon will be full today and in its perigee. The point in the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called perigee and the farthest point is apogee.
Where to see Super Snow Moon:
You can see the Super Snow Moon in most parts of the world and in almost every city in India. However, the times will be different, according to the departure of the moon and the setting of the moon in that country.
When to see the snow moon in February:
The super moon will reach its peak on February 19, 2019, at 10:54 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) or around 9:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time). It will be at its brightest point at 3:53 pm UK time.
Best time to see Super Snow Moon 2019:
The best time to enjoy a Super Full Moon, this time a snow moon, or any other full moon, is just after the moon’s moonrise when the moon is near the horizon. Just before the moon is also a good time.
Why is February Supermoon called “Super Snow Moon”
According to NASA, the term “snow moon” is the historical name given to the second full moon of winter by certain Native American tribes in the United States. It is called the snow moon due to snowfall during this time of year. The heavy snowfall is also the reason for its alternative name, “hungry moon”, due to the lack of availability of food. Some of his other names are ice moon and storm moon.
More about Supermoon:
When the full moon is low, it looks bigger and brighter than when it is higher in the sky. This is known as the illusion of the Moon, and actually makes more of a difference in its appearance than the real impulse that comes from being a little closer to Earth.
The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to the Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average, the distance is approximately 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles).
When a full Moon occurs when the Moon is close to its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. It happens when the center of the Moon is less than 3,60,000 kilometers from the center of the Earth.