A ‘Snow Moon,’ the first of three supermoons to grace the skies in 2020, will light up our skies this weekend.
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 heavy snow.
The ‘Snow Moon’ will be early on Sunday morning, Feb. 9, appearing “opposite” the Sun (in Earth based longitude) at 1:33 AM CST. The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Friday evening to Monday morning, making this a full Moon weekend.
PHOTO: The Moon rises over Mount Hunter in Denali National Park in Alaska on June 29, 2018. Credit: National Park Service/Dave Weber