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