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US Snow Moon stuns as one of the largest full moons of 2020 lights up the sky

05:00  09 february  2020
05:00  09 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

This weekend’s Snow Moon may or may not be a supermoon, because words have no meaning

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Skywatchers will soon get a chance to see the snow moon , which will be one of the largest full moons of this year when it lights up the night sky on Feb.

Moonrise in snowy mountains. A Snow Moon will appear from Friday evening to Monday morning, but which means it will be one of the biggest moons of 2020 and will look especially large when This is also the first full moon of the new Chinese New Year, which signifies the end of Chinese New

Skygazers are enjoying the spectacular February full moon, or snow moon, this weekend.

Everything you need to know about the celestial event.© FoxNews.com Everything you need to know about the celestial event.

The Snow Moon is one of the largest full moons of 2020 and will light up the sky on Saturday and Sunday.

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In New York City, photographers brazed the cold on the waterfront at Red Hook, Brooklyn, early Saturday morning to capture images of the almost-full moon behind the Statue of Liberty.

The February full moon will reach its peak at 2:33 a.m. ET on Sunday, according to NASA.

“For the best view of this Moon, look for it on the night of Saturday, February 8; it will rise in the east and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight,” according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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This year's Snow Moon is a supermoon, which means it will be one of the biggest moons of 2020 and will look especially large when rising and setting. A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is at the closest point to earth in its orbit. This moon is important for other reasons as well

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The full moon is the fourth-largest of 2020, according to EarthSky.

Some experts also describe the full moon as a supermoon, although others feel that it does not qualify as that category of celestial event. Supermoons happen when the moon’s elliptical orbit brings it to the closest point to Earth while the moon is full. The phrase was coined in 1979, NASA said.

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The February full moon played an important role in Native American culture.

“As the midwinter moon or the second full moon of winter, the Native American tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States called this the Snow Moon or the Hunger Moon,” NASA said. “It was known as the Snow Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season.”

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(CNN) — A Snow Moon will appear from Friday evening to Monday morning, but don’t worry: it won’t affect the weather. According to the Farmers’ Almanac A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is at the closest point to earth in its orbit. This moon is important for other reasons as well

A Snow Moon will appear from Friday evening to Monday morning, but don't worry: it won't affect the weather. According to the Farmers' Almanac According to the Farmers’ Almanac, northeastern Native American tribes referred to the second full moon of winter as the Snow Moon because of February’s

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Last February's full moon, dubbed the “super snow moon,” was the largest supermoon of 2019.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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