Photos capture Snow Moon rising over B.C.

Because this supermoon is occurring in February, it is variously called the "Snow Moon", "Hunger Moon", "Storm Moon", "Black Bear Moon", "Goose Moon", or "Chinese Lantern Festival Moon", depending on the tradition.

The moon's going to look pretty spectacular from now until Monday, but to catch it looking extra super-duper, head out to take a look on Sunday (February 9).

February's supermoon previous year over London.

In a recent NASA Solar Blog System, Gordon Johnston explains, "The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Friday evening to Monday morning, making this a full Moon weekend". "It's great to have more people to look up in the sky and appreciate it".

The term "supermoon" was coined in 1979 to describe what happens when the moon's orbit is closer to Earth at the same time that the moon is full.

According to astronomer Fred Espenak, the full moon on February 9 is a supermoon, because it is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.

However, others claim that a supermoon only occurs when the center of the moon is less than 223,694 miles (360,000 kilometers) from the center of the Earth.

The first of four supermoons due to take place this year, it will be the first since 20 March 2019.

Stargazers around the world will be treated to a handsome sight this weekend as a "Super Snow Moon" lights up the nighttime sky.

Astronomers advise photographers to download apps and maps to track the progress of the moon across the sky, in order to make sightings easier.

In Pakistan, Snow Super moon will appear tonight at 8 pm. Dave Lenius, President of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, says there may not be ideal weather even though the Snow Moon is easily visible to the naked eye.

Over the upcoming weekend, people will get a chance to see the first super moon of the decade - February's "super snow moon" - which will light up the night sky on Feb. 8 and 9, according to NASA.

& # 39; The planet Saturn will then appear in brightness in the lower left corner of Jupiter about 2 degrees above the horizon.

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