We’re getting even more snow this month… in the form of a full moon named after the weather, that is! In the early morning hours on Saturday, February 27, this month’s full Snow Moon will reach peak illumination. You know the drill: It’s time to set some alarms, so you don’t miss it!
February’s full Snow Moon will be at its brightest at 3:19 a.m. ET, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The good news is you’ll still be able to see it earlier in the night if you’d rather be sleeping at that time. Around sunset on Friday, February 26, the moon will exist above the horizon in the east. Around midnight ET, it will hit its highest point in the sky. You can use the site’s calculator to determine specific times based on your city, state, or zip code.
The full moon in February is fittingly named the Snow Moon, because the month typically sees the most snowfall during winter in the United States. According to the almanac, “In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited with the Naudowessie (Dakota), wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, ‘because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.’”
We’ve seen especially heavy snow this February with places like Texas facing abnormal snowfall. Whether you love snowy weather or not, you’re sure to enjoy this astrological event named after it.
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