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Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019

Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019

Astronomers call the moon's closest point to Earth its perigee, while the furthest point away is called its apogee.

The term "snow moon" refers to a full moon occurring during the month of February.

Previous year in February, there wasn't any full moon terming it as black moon.

As is usual, the Super Moon is likely to be at its most impressive in the moments after moonrise, which in Sofia will be 5.52pm.

If you miss this month's supermoon, don't fret, as there is going to be another one on March 21, 2019.

The combination of the two means a supermoon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

The moon tonight will look completely full and the best time to catch it is when it is rising or setting.

He admits there's a bit of hype around supermoons, but at the end of the day, it's still a good way of getting people excited about the moon. "This "Moon illusion" happens when the Moon is close to the horizon and there are objects within our line of sight such as trees or buildings".

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Tuesday evening's supermoon is called the "snow moon". However, this event usually has lesser attention because this kind of moon is invisible from Earth.

Though not as rare as January's, viewers Tuesday night will be able to take in a full moon that will appear larger and more brilliant in the sky, NASA says, producing what's known as a Super Snow Moon.

The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee - its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

The Moon orbits Earth in an ellipse, an oval that brings it closer to and farther from Earth as it goes around. Any bro who says that they saw a significantly bigger and attractive moon is lying. The Earth slid directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse.

In January, we were treated to the super blood wolf moon, which had a remarkable red tinge.

Growing up as kids, we all remember those days spent staring wide-eyed at the Moon and the stars.

Cancel any plans you had to finish binging the rest of Russian Doll tonight, because space is gracing us with another celestial wonder: a second 2019 super moon!

Top Image: Supermoon behind the quadriga of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; published onSeptember 28, 2015.


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