Published: Tue, February 19, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Where and when to see the 'super snow moon' in the Valley

Where and when to see the 'super snow moon' in the Valley

You will be able to see the super snow moon from with the naked eye and the forecast is looking clear for tomorrow, so chances are you will easily be able to spot it.

The moon, or supermoon, as it sets over the Martin Luther King Jr.

The term "snow moon" is the historic name given to the second full moon of winter by certain Native American tribes in the US, according to NASA.

A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit.

This week's full moon will be brighter than any other in 2019 because its orbit will be at its closest point to earth.

Starting Monday night, February full moon will brighten skies. Due to a number of nuances in the interactions between the sun, Earth and moon, the distance between us and and each supermoon varies a bit. A fun fact that you'd like to know is that the different tribes have their own names for February's moon.

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It is the second supermoon of the year and will be the biggest and brightest.

November 2016 was the closest that the moon has been to the earth. According to the website Time and Date, moonset in Eureka will occur at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday - with the full moon reached at 7: 53 a.m. - and rise at 6:17 p.m.

2019 is predicted to see 3 consecutive supermoon's. And, because 100 percent of the moon's surface will be illuminated by the sun, it will appear 30 percent bigger and 14 percent larger than normal, according to the site.

Its closest point is the perigee, which is an average distance of about 226,000 miles (363,300 kilometers) from Earth.

The super blue blood moon was covered by cloud for many Kiwis.

The next supermoon will take place on March 21, just four hours after the March equinox-when day and night are the same length, with days in the northern Hemisphere getting longer thereafter.

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