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Super Snow Moon shines over Ireland tonight

Super Snow Moon shines over Ireland tonight”

This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

The correct term for a Supermoon is a Full Moon at perigee or a New Moon at perigee.

Astronomers said the rock is approximately 150 miles closer to Earth than it has been for nearly 30 years. Under this nomenclature, last month's total lunar eclipse was called a super blood wolf moon.

'The February 2019 supermoon is special because it will be the largest full moon gracing our night skies until 2026, ' said Emily Drabek-Maunder, astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich. However, one common description is any full moon that happens within about 90% of perigee, or within roughly 223,000 miles of Earth.

However, one would need to have a remarkably trained eye to notice the difference between each supermoon.

Those living north of Scotland in Shetland and Orkney are also expected to have good views of the supermoon but they also have to watch out for thickening cloud. Other names of the February moon are storm moon, ice moon or bone. The March moon is called a Worm Moon, so the next month's Super Moon will be dubbed Super Worm Moon. On Tuesday, a perigee and also a full moon, the distance between the earth and the moon was 3.57 lakh km.

While the moon looked bright and full last night, it will reach its peak full phase tonight. The last supermoon coincided with a total lunar eclipse that happened after sunset on January 20. Today's moon is called the Super Snow Moon because it is the season of winter in many regions and there is snowfall in several places. February's full moon is going to be the biggest Super Moon of the year.

When is the Super Snow Moon 2019 and will it be visible in India?

Despite enduring myths about higher crime and hospitalisation rates, there's next to no scientific evidence to suggest a bigger, brighter Moon can affect our mood, emotions or sleep. It is the second full moon of the year. The moon will be at its closest at 4:07 am EST (0907 GMT) on this day. NASA shared a moving image of the moon's orbit to help illustrate the movement of the moon that was causing it to look larger and brighter.



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