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Monday night featuring a lunar duo: Supermoon, full Snow Moon



The Moonlight shines brightly on Monday night, February 18, 2019, even in areas where snow is not on the ground. But how did the moon get this nickname?

Each month features a full moon, when the sun shines throughout the world facing the edge of our heavenly neighbors.

Over the years, each month has been nicknamed often associated with the month in which it falls, such as the weather or what the plants are blossoming.

Some nicknames are centuries-old, from the tribes of Native Americans or early colonial Americans who lived in North America.

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The moon rises above the western Swiss alps, seen from Monthey in the canton of Valais, on the evening of full moon, Thursday, February 1, 2007. (KEYSTONE / Olivier Maire) [19659008] "Traditionally, the month we see in February is called Snow Moon because of the usual heavy snowfall in February," says the Old Farmer Almanac on his website.

Snow Moon is just one of the many nicknames granted throughout the month of February by cultures from around the world. Another common name is & # 39; Bone Moon. & # 39;

"Bone Moon means that there is very little food that people wriggle on the bones and eat bones in the bone marrow," reports the Oldman Farmer Almanac.

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This month of the month of February may appear slightly different than in previous years because it will be the second of the three supermoon of 2019.

orbit on Earth in a perfect circle, there are times when it is closer to the planet and times when it is farther. When a full moon falls when the moon is closest to Earth, or near the perigee, it will appear slightly larger and brighter than normal.

In recent years, it is commonly called a supermoon.


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People around the world can catch Sunday evenings, but this will not officially be 100 percent until 10:53 pm EST on February 19.

People who do not know the 'Moon Months' & # 39; It can also be caught on Tuesday evening, because it will still appear in full at night at night.

This will be the last full moon in the winter while the next will fall some time after the spring equinox on March 20.

Editor's note: February is the only month where it is possible that there is no full month. It happens every 19 years, most recently in 2018.


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