Super Snow Moon Leaves Sky Gazers Breathless: Here Are The Best Images

People around the world were treated with a spectacular cosmic phenomenon: A rare super snow moon.

A Super Snow Moon is called a full moon which coincides with heavy snowfall in the northern hemisphere during this time of years.

The stunning cosmic phenomenon was expected to be the largest and brightest full moon of the year, as Earth’s natural satellite was at its closest point to Earth.

The moon appeared as much as 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual during the Super Snow Moon.

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The super Snow moon was the second of three supermoons in 2019.

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As explained by Earth Sky, all of 2019’s full moons are less than 362,000 km (225,000 miles) distant as measured from the centers of the Earth and moon.

The full moons of January, February and March 2019 are regarded as supermoons because of their relative nearness to Earth.

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2019 Jan 21 full moon: 357,715 km (222,274 miles)
2019 Feb 19 full moon: 356,846 km (221,734 miles)
2019 Mar 21 full moon: 360,772 km (224,173 miles)

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The Super Snow Moon that took place on February 19, 2019, is considered as the most “super” of all three full supermoons since it’s the full moon that most closely aligns with the perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit:

Perigee: 2019 Feb 19 at 9:06 UTC (356,761 km or 221,681 miles)
Full Moon: 2019 Feb 19 at 15:53 UTC (356,846 km or 221,734 miles)

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