Supermoon, 2019’s Biggest and Brightest, to Light up Sky Tuesday


On 19 February, skygazers in the United Kingdom will be treated to the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019, dubbed the Super Snow Moon.

Just two months into 2019 and it's already time for the biggest supermoon of the year. This February's Super Moon's centre will be 356.846 kilometres from the Earth's.

A supermoon happens when a full moon or a new moon when the moon is at its closest to Earth.

The Supermoon will be visible at its peak at Tuesday morning at 10:54 am Eastern Standard Time in the US.

A super snow moon visible over Berlin, Germany.

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"In ancient times, people across Europe and Native Americans used the moon to track the seasons", according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. It will be the biggest supermoon of the year.

The super snow moon over the Orowaiti River near Westport. It will also look huge - due to how close it is to earth.

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For some viewers, snow will prevent clear views of the snow moon.

With night over Malta, the moon sits ablaze the cathedral in what is an incredible sight.

Today's Supermoon is the largest of the three that will appear this year.

When the Moon is at its farthest point in this ellipse, it is called the apogee, which is about 253,000 miles (405,500 kilometers) from Earth on average.

Today's Super Moon will also be 14 percent larger and nearly 30 percent bright than normal Full Moons. Unlike January's super blood wolf moon eclipse, this supermoon will not appear blood orange in color.

EarthSky explains that all of these full moons are less than 362,000 km distant as measured from the centers of the Earth and moon.

The next supermoon will take place on March 21, just four hours after the March equinox-when day and night are the same length, with days in the northern Hemisphere getting longer thereafter.

The moon will rise around 5.20 Kolkata, 6 Delhi, 6:05 Chennai, and 6.30 Mumbai.