'Super snow moon' in store for Ireland

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"Yes, maybe it's not as super as you might have imagined but in my mind, it gets people thinking about the moon and looking at it", Dr Tucker said.

The year's biggest super moon is here! Other names of the February moon are storm moon, ice moon or bone. Native Americans and people across Europe used the Moon to track seasons.

This moon appears this big because it is closest to the Earth's orbit. In contrast, the year's farthest full moon on September 14, 2019, will reside at a distance of 406,248 km.

When a full moon appears at perigee it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon-and that's where we get a "supermoon".

The snow moon happens to be the full moon in the month of February, which is named after the ground snow.

Move over Super Blood Wolf Moon, it's the Super Snow Moon's turn to shine. Last month's supermoon was 222,274 miles away, and March's supermoon will appear 224,173 miles from Earth.

The moon will rise around 5.20 p.m.in Kolkata, 6 p.m.in Delhi, 6:05 p.m.in Chennai, and 6.30 p.m.in Mumbai. The full moons of January, February and March 2019 are regarded as supermoons due to their relative nearness to Earth.

Why is it call a Super Snow Moon?

A fun fact that you'd like to know is that the different tribes have their own names for February's moon. On that date, our lone natural satellite was 252,607 miles (406,532km) from Earth. China, for example, recently became the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon.

"In short, the earth, sun and the moon are all in a line, with the moon at its nearest approach to earth", Nolle said in a 1979 edition of Horoscope Magazine. This will be the biggest and brightest moon of 2019.

The next full moon is falling on March 20 and it will also be a Super Moon. The optimum viewing is when the moon rises at sunset, which means you won't have to stay up too late to view it.