The next full moon is the snow supermoon, the storm moon, the hunger moon, Magha Purnima, Magha Puja, the moon of the Mahamuni pagoda festival, the moon of the Chinese lantern festival and the full moon of Tu B ‘Shevat.
The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, February 9, and will appear “opposite” to the Sun (in Earth-based length) at 7:34 AM GMT (2:33AM EST). The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this hour, from Friday night to Monday morning, making this a full moon weekend.
It is called Snow Supermoon because it often appears at the same time as heavy snowfall at this time of year in the northern hemisphere.
According to NASA, the phenomenon will last three days, from the night of February 7 until the morning of next Monday. However, the ‘snow supermoon’ will reach its peak, in terms of brightness, between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday hours.
The next ‘supermoon’ will take place on March 9. The spectacular phenomenon is often referred to as the ‘snow moon’ because it often appears at the same time as heavy snowfall at this time of year in the northern hemisphere.
The ‘supermoon’ is a phenomenon that occurs when a full moon is in its perigee (its closest point to Earth), which makes it appear brighter and larger than a normal full moon.
This February 8 our satellite will be 362,479 kilometers from Earth and will look 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual.
From the Americas, the best moments to observe the moon will arrive on Saturday afternoon. For Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, the best views will be given before Sunday sunrise.