Published: Wed, February 20, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Boholanos watch Super Snow Moon, largest supermoon in 2019

Boholanos watch Super Snow Moon, largest supermoon in 2019

The Super Snow Moon will ensure that the Moon is bigger and brighter in the night sky.

The supermoon will occur during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. It'll then be at its fullest at 3.53pm, but again it'll still be light out so won't be at its brightest.

This Tuesday night will bring the "super snow moon". It will be at its closest point to Earth, called "perigee", at 2:04 a.m. Arizona time (4:04 EDT).

The lovely moon will reach its closest point to the earth at 9.06am in the United Kingdom, and will be at its fullest at 3.53pm.

It is a supermoon, which is a full moon that occurs when the moon is at perigee, or closest orbital point to the Earth, during its monthly orbit. "Because these relatively close objects are in front of the moon, our brain is tricked into thinking the moon is much closer to the objects that are in our line of sight", Adams says.

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In 2011, a hazy red supermoon was seen exceptionally close to the earth - within 126 miles (203km) of its closest possible approach to our planet. February moon is special and called a snow moon as it's the month associated with snowfall.

During a full moon, the time of sunset and the moon rise timing coincide and there is very little difference between the two. On these evenings, visitors can catch telescopic views of the moon, stars and more through Chamberlin's historic, 28-foot long, 20-inch-aperture Alvan Clark-Saegmuller refracting telescope. Well, the Moon receives this title if it is the second full Moon of the year. The Moon could appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual, so get your phones out for the spectacular photos.

A lovely moon has been pictured in a purple sky behind the Statue of Liberty in NY.

Another supermoon is expected on March 21, but will not be as large or bright as this one.

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