‘Snow Moon’ will be 2019’s biggest, brightest supermoon

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The moon, or supermoon, is seen as it sets over Washington on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Make sure to set your alarm clocks for this one: the full Snow Moon will be on display next week. 

Next Tuesday, February 19, around 4 a.m. the largest supermoon of the year will be visible, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Unlike January’s Blood Wolf Moon, this will showcase a full Snow Moon, the origin of the name coming from the fact that February typically sees the most snowfall.

According to the Almanac, February’s full Moon will actually be at the closest point in its orbit to Earth, making it the largest and brightest full Moon of the year.

A ‘supermoon’ is described based on its proximity to earth. The moon will be seven percent larger and 15 percent brighter.

The display next Tuesday could last until 11 a.m.

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