'Super snow moon' in store for Ireland

'Super snow moon' in store for Ireland

February's full moon is also referred to as "Snow Moon" traditionally, as this is the month where the USA sees its heavy snowfall.

A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. The Moon's orbit around the Earth has an oval or elliptical shape. You can choose to be an unapproachable elitist snob who poo-poos the whole notion of calling any Moon "super".

The full moon - also dubbed the "Snow Moon" - will peak on Tuesday morning, February 19, at 8:54 a.m. Arizona time (10:54 a.m. EDT), according to NASA.

"Some believe that a full moon is responsible for their shorter or more disturbed sleep, as well as events such as sleepwalking", Massey University sleep researcher Dr Karyn O'Keeffe said.

'What is a Super Snow Moon?' we hear you ask.

The moon will be the brightest and biggest of 2019.

This also means the super snow moon has a better chance of being blocked from view by, well. snowfall.

A brand new "supermoon" that is expected to draw crowds across the world will appear in the skies on Tuesday and it won't return for another 7 years.

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The super snow moon is the second of three super moon's this year.

Tonight you will see a bigger and brighter full moon.

The time between the moon being at its closest point and being at its furthest point is about 13 and a half days.

With night over Malta, the moon sits ablaze the cathedral in what is an incredible sight.

Full moon nights are special.

Its closest point is the perigee, which is an average distance of about 226,000 miles (363,300 kilometers) from Earth.

Each month's full moon goes by a nickname; some full moons have several alternate names. Another supermoon will take place on March 21, as well, that event having the name "Worm Moon".

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.

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