Clouds threaten to spoil second supermoon of 2019 for some

The moon is seen beside a quadriga on the top of the Cinquantenaire arch in Brussels Belgium

Not only does it qualify as a "supermoon" - meaning that the moon will look a whopping 15 per cent brighter and seven per cent bigger than a regular full moon due to its proximity to earth - but it is the biggest of the three "supermoons" this year. The moon will be on its biggest phase, and also very close to the Earth, resulting in a moon that is 14% bigger and about 26% brighter.

The term supermoon is unscientific, if such things concern you then you would be better off saying that the moon will reach perigree, or its closest point to the earth in its current orbit, tonight.

Super moons appear up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than regular moons.

While there will be another supermoon in March, last night's was technically the closest version and therefore the biggest of the year.

For those who look forward to capturing and sharing their spectacular images on social media, Tuesday night will be your second and last chance this year to do so.

On that occasion, the moon took on a reddish hue which was caused by a lunar eclipse - when the earth passes between the Moon and Sun, casting a shadow across the lunar surface. In fact, compared to January's super blood wolf moon (which was totally a real thing, BTW), tonight's moon will be an entire 362 miles closer to Earth, according to NASA.

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Jon Rudder captures the Super Snow Moon shortly after 7 a.m.

What is a Super Snow Moon or Super Hunger Moon? The snowfall averages for the Washington DC area for January and February are almost tied as the snowiest months of the year.

In the northern hemisphere, it was referred to as the "snow moon", a name invented by Native Americans and Europeans because February is the month associated with heavy snowfall.

So tonight might not exactly live up to the hype, but Dr Tucker says if you want to check out the supermoon the best time would be just after sunset because "that's when it's at it's fullest".

The February 19 Supermoon as seen from New York City with a super telephoto lens. At 9:24pm IST, you can look to the sky and enjoy the sight.

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