February’s full moon will be the biggest Super Moon of the year. Super Moon is a phrase used with a complete moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth. On February 19, the Moon will be just 356,846 km from the Earth, in contrast, this year’s farthest full moon on September 14,
Snow Moon is a name given to February moon by Native Americans and Europeans since it’s a month associated with heavy snowfall. Given it is a Super Moon today, it is being called a Super Snow Moon. Similarly, the hunger moon title stems from the lack or limited availability of food during winter. Other names of the February moon are storm moon, ice bone or moon.
When is the Super Snow Moon and can it be visible in India?
Based on NASA, the Moon will be closest to Earth because of its orbit in 4:04am EST (2:34pm IST) on February 19 but the complete moon will be at 10:54am EST (9:24pm IST) on February 19. Although in India, you will not be able to observe the Moon at its closest since it’s falling during the daytime, the entire moon will be observable in the country. In 9:24pm IST, you can look to the skies and enjoy the sight.
When is your next Super Moon?
The upcoming full moon is falling on March 20 and it will also be a Super Moon. On the other hand, the Moon won’t be close (360,772 km off ) to the Earth as it’s tonight. The March moon is known as a Worm Moon, so the following month’s Super Moon will probably be dubbed Super Worm Moon.