The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019

The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019

On February 19 we witnessed a super snow moon which was the biggest one of 2019. Forcetoknow.com team has prepared for you the best and most beautiful photos of this phase which are really wonderful. In other parts of the world, people have already captured incredible photos of the super snow moon and shared them across social media. Below you may see some photos.

The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019
The full moon lights up the sky as it passes behind One World Trade Center in New York City_www.theatlantic.com

The Snow Moon is considered the brightest and biggest moon of the year which has captured many people’s attention. In fact, of the three Supermoons that start in 2019, this super snow moon was the biggest of the year. The snow moon or Supermoon was about 17,000 miles closer to Earth than average on Tuesday, and was full Monday through Wednesday in some areas.

The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019
The moon is pictured against street lights of Piazza del Duomo in downtown Milan_www.theatlantic.com

But if you missed that chance to enjoy the moon then do not worry, we will have another opportunity to see the other supermoon the next month (on March 21). But there is a little bit of a problem; it just won’t be quite as big and bright.

The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019
The full moon passes behind One World Trade Center in New York City_www.theatlantic.com

What is the Supermoon?

Here is the answer what is Supermoon. So, the supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee. When the moon is furthest away it is called Apogee. And the Perigee is when the moon is closest. Accordingly, when the moon is located at the phase of Perigee, the moon appears larger and brighter in the sky. So a full moon during Perigee can appear 14% larger to viewers on Earth and it is 30% brighter than other full moons.

The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019
The almost full super snow moon rises at sunset behind the Empire State Building in New York City_www.theatlantic.com

Why Is It Called Super Snow Moon?

Snow moon is the historic name given to the second full moon of winter by certain Native American tribes in the U.S., according to NASA. It is called the snow moon due to typical snowfall during this time of year. Heavy snowfall is also the reason for its alternative and grimmer name, the “hunger moon.”

The Biggest and Brightest Super Snow Moon in 2019
The moon rises above the Acropolis in Athens, Greece_www.theatlantic.com

Source: Text; time.com, ww.space.com, www.theatlantic.com

Image credit; www.theatlantic.com