A 'Super Snow Moon' will take over Orlando's sky tomorrow night

2019’s biggest supermoon to light up the sky

Snow moon is the traditional name for the second full moon of the year "due to the typically heavy snowfall of February", according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

The biggest supermoon of the year will light up the sky on Tuesday.

For skygazers watching the super snow moon in New York City, the Moon will rise at 5:46 p.m. EST and set at 7:35 a.m. EST on February 20, according to the U.S. However, the Moon won't be as close (360,772 km away) to the Earth as it is tonight.

Now you might think that the time the moon rises can be precisely calculated, and, indeed, if you google the time of moonrise for your location, you will probably get a time that suggests accuracy to the minute. The moon will be at its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 am but as it will not clearly visible during the daytime, it can be seen tonight.

According to USA Today, the moon will only be about 221,000 miles from Earth, which is about 17,000 miles closer than the average.

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Read some Fun Super Moon Facts from NASA below: A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.

The combination of the two means a supermoon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter. But when the full moon arrived at an exceptionally close perigee (within 203 kms) on March 19, 2011, people believed him. The March moon is called a Worm Moon, so the next month's Super Moon will be dubbed Super Worm Moon.

In 2011, a hazy red supermoon was seen exceptionally close to the earth - within 126 miles (203km) of its closest possible approach to our planet. The origin of the name is about what you'd expect: February is typically a month with ample snow in many places, hence the name that became associated with its super moon.

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

The sun will set at 5.22pm, so it'll be around this time that you'll get your best look at the supermoon.

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