The Super Snow Moon will light up the skies on February 19

Biggest, brightest supermoon of the year will be visible Monday night

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, February full moons were nicknamed "snow" by Native American tribes because of the heavy amount of snowfall during the month.

We might see surreal sights like the Geminid meteor shower, sundogs or even a Super Snow Moon.

The biggest supermoon of 2019 will appear in the night sky on February 19.

It takes place when the moon's orbit brings it to the closest point to Earth while at the same time bathed in sunlight, giving the rock its bright appearance.

Astrologer Richard Nolle first defined the term supermoon in 1979 as he explained that the phenomenon 'is a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90 per cent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit'. It is expected to be the brightest moon of its kind until 2026.

While the upcoming "super snow moon" won't be the extravagant astronomical spectacle that January's "super blood wolf moon eclipse" was, it will be larger and brighter, and definitely command attention in the sky.

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A "super blood moon" earlier this year. Each month, the full moon carries a different name signifying what is most associated with that time. If you're planning to use a smartphone to photograph the moon, you can do it on Monday night as well as at moonrise (around 6 pm) on Tuesday. "You can maybe tell the difference from a normal full moon if you make a practice of looking at a lot of them" - something Hartigan said is true for him.

You won't need to use any special equipment to see the super moon - it'll be huge!

19, the world will witness the biggest full moon of 2019.

The moon won't be completely full until 10:53 a.m. EST Tuesday. Due to an optical illusion, the moon appears larger to us the closer it is to the horizon.

File photo - An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it rises, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in Washington. It happens when rays of the sun completely illuminate the the side of the moon that faces our blue planet.



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