Mesmerising 'Snow Moon' set to light up the skies next month

A breathtaking ‘Snow Moon’ will appear next month.

It will be the last full moon of the winter astronomical season – so it’s certainly a journal if you like astrology.

Otherwise known as the Hunger Moon, it is associated with snow as February is traditionally the month we see most of it.

It will grace our skies at the end of the month on Sunday February 28th.

In ancient times, February was a time when it became even more difficult to forage for food due to the colder weather and dark evenings.

A full moon is created when the moon appears like a full circle in the sky and we see it as a full sphere.

In January, on Thursday the 28th, we saw the first full moon of the year, the wolf moon.

It is believed that it got its name because wolves howl more frequently at this time of year due to food shortages.

The snow moon in February is followed by the worm moon, the pink moon, the flower moon and the strawberry moon.

Gordon Johnston, Program Director at NASA Headquarters, wrote in a post : “From what I have learned about traditional names given to full moons prior to the advent of modern timekeeping, local guides have usually determined the name of the moon based on the conditions at the time.

“These crops generally did not need calendars with dates well in advance.

“Full moon names were used to describe and remember what happened in the past and to remember what is likely to come in the near future.”

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