Monday, February 18, 2019

A 'Super Snow Moon' will take over Orlando's sky tomorrow night

Posted By on Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 12:52 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY SEAN SMITH VIA NASA
The biggest supermoon of 2019 will take over Orlando's sky Tuesday night.

The "Super Snow Moon" will appear in Orlando on Feb. 19 starting at 6:34 p.m., according to timeanddate.com.

Although the Super Snow Moon won't be as dramatic as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon" seen Jan. 20-21, the Super Snow Moon will be the largest supermoon of 2019 and will be a brighter and bigger white shape in the sky.

The term "Snow Moon" came from Native American tribes in the northern and eastern U.S. who named it for the heavy snow falls that happened during this season, according to NASA. It is also known as the Hunger Moon because hunting was difficult for the tribes due to the snow.



A supermoon occurs when a full moon comes within 224,775 miles or less of the Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter.

The third supermoon of 2019 is expected March 21.

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