February's Supermoon Is The Brightest And Biggest Of The Year

20 Février, 2019, 01:54 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • February's Supermoon Is The Brightest And Biggest Of The Year

A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is full and comes within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth.

Jon Rudder captures the Super Snow Moon shortly after 7 a.m. But if the sight of a clear night sky still gives you goosebumps, then you should gear up for the "supermoon" this week.

'We've got our fingers crossed for good weather, as it plays a part through cloud cover. It will be at its closest point to Earth, called "perigee", at 2:04 a.m. Arizona time (4:04 EDT). Although in India, you won't be able to see the Moon at its closest because it is falling during the day, the full moon will be visible in the country.

While the moon looked bright and full last night, it will reach its peak full phase tonight.

During its perigee, the moon is several thousand miles closer than it is on average, making it appear especially full.

Today's moon will appear slightly bigger as it is February's full moon, known as a Super Snow Moon and will be the brightest of 2019. In fact, the moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the smallest moon in September.

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The supermoon has also been seen rising over Turkey's capital, Ankara.

A lovely moon has been pictured in a purple sky behind the Statue of Liberty in NY. The stream provides a view of the moon via telescope put to music. So, brace yourselves for this stunning spectacle, because every full moon after this would just be further away from our planet. The optimum viewing is when the moon rises at sunset, which means you won't have to stay up too late to view it.

The supermoon sets over Larissa, the ancient and medieval acropolis of Argos, one of the oldest cities in the world, early Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

It will be the biggest supermoon of the year.

The full moon - also dubbed the "Super Snow Moon" is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year.


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