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A Lunar Spectacle: Watch Out for the Biggest and Brightest ‘Supermoon’ of 2019

The super snow moon, 2019's largest and brightest supermoon, will be visible to skygazers in the United States on february 19.

Stargazers may notice that the Moon looks bigger and brighter on Tuesday evening, as the second supermoon of 2019 takes place.

And while the moon's fullness will peak at around 2.53 AEDT, the best time to see it will actually be much earlier than that!

"Some believe that a full moon is responsible for their shorter or more disturbed sleep, as well as events such as sleepwalking", Massey University sleep researcher Dr Karyn O'Keeffe said. However, the moon will be more visible after it rises at 5.11pm. This is due to the heavy snowfall that often occurs at that time of the year, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

It should be obvious why a February full moon is traditionally called a "snow moon" in the United States.

Trinidad and Tobago's skygazers are in for a treat as the biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 will be witnessed today. A Supermoon is a full moon or new moon that occurs with perigee, which is the moon's closest approach to the earth within its orbit.




A rare Super Snow Moon will be visible in the sky over Ireland this Tuesday, February 19th. Astronomically, it is called as the perigee-syzygy Moon. In comparison, March's supermoon will reach full phase about 29 hours after perigee.

"But you're not going to be able to go out on the night and say 'whoa, what is going on with the moon?'". Tuesday's moon will be 17,000 miles closer than average.

To the naked eye, the visual increase in size compared to a non-supermoon full moon is negligible.

Another supermoon is expected on March 21, but will not be as large or bright as this one. In fact, the moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the smallest moon in September.

"It is one of the few nights a year when people really notice the full moon rising".

"The moon will look extremely large when it rises and sets".

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