The next full moon will call a snow moon which, to the delight of all lovers of celestial phenomena, will light up the night sky in the month of February, This is all you need to know so that you don’t miss a single detail of the show’s natural satellite.
When and what time to see Snow Moon?
snow moon it will happen February 5 at 12:29 pm. according to the specific site time and date, however, it will reach its maximum splendor at 6:28 pm Sunday day
According to the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), the luna It will be 400,933 km away and have an angular size of 29.4 minutes of arc, which means it will be at its apogee, as the Moon will be at the farthest point of its orbit from Earth.
when one full moon or one new moon around apogee, it is called microluna, mini luna hey apogee moon since it will be very small to see.
Why is it called Snow Moon?
since the names of full moon They date back to Native American times in North America as tribes kept track of the seasons by giving each a distinctive name full moon Recurring, full moon names are applied to the entire month in which each occurs.
Later, European settlers followed that custom and made up some of their own names.
in matter of February’s full moon, it got the name snow moon because it is during the second month of the year that the snow that usually falls is far more intense.
However, some tribes also refer to this moon as Moon full hunger moon since the harsh climatic conditions in their regions made hunting very difficult.