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A moon that can only be called 'super'

A moon that can only be called 'super'”

The full moon on February 19, 2019, counts as the most "super" of these full supermoons because it's the full moon that most closely aligns with perigee - the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. At its farthest point from the Earth, the Moon is in apogee syzygy, and stargazers might notice a small-looking "micromoon".

The second supermoon of 2019 looked large, full and shiny over Montreal last night and we'll be able to witness another one on March 31.

The upcoming event is not going to be like last month's "blood moon" since you will not get to see the rusty and reddish tint this time.

The moon is egg-shaped, not circular and when it orbit around the planet Earth, it passes through phases.

On Tuesday night, the moon was at perigee-the closest distance of the moon to the Earth within 356,761 kilometers. It just won't be as big and bright.

In recent years, traditional Native American names for the full moons have become more common in modern day parlance.

Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won't be visible then.

February's moon has also been called the bone or hunger moon due to the lack of food available in the winter.

A Worm Moon is simply a term for a Full Moon that lands in March.

"That's when you get to see it coming on the horizon and the visual effects of it appearing to be bigger look the best", he said.

WE SAID THIS: A super moon is always an incredible celestial sight!



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