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How to See the Snow Moon in New York City This Weekend: Everything You Need to Know

NEW YORK — We may not have snow covering the streets of New York City this weekend, but we will have a chance to see the Snow Moon.

The Snow Moon, one of the 12 annual full moons, is seen every February. Here’s what you should know about the Snow Moon and how to see it in our area.

Why is it called Snow Moon?

The full moon in February was called the Snow Moon by many Native American cultures due to the heavy snowfall that usually occurs during these days.

According to the National Weather Service, February is the snowiest month in the United States.

Other names have also been used for the February full moon, such as the Hungry Moon, as the Cherokee used to call it, describing the time of food shortage during the late winter period. It has also been called Storm Moon, Wolf Moon and Candle Moon. according to NASA.

What is special about this Snow Moon?

This year, the moon will be a “micromoon,” meaning it will be at its farthest point from Earth. February’s full moon is about 252,225 miles from us, making it appear a little smaller than other full moons.

When can you see the full Snow Moon in 2024?

Set aside some time to look up at the sky and see the full February snow moon this Saturday, February 24.

At what time will the Snow Moon be visible?

It will reach its maximum illumination during the day in North America, so to get the best view of this moon, look for it just after moonrise on Saturday night.

In New York, it will be at 5:55 p.m.

It is expected to move over the horizon in the east around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight.

What full moon comes next?

The full March Worm Moon will appear on the nights of Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25.

That will be the first full moon of the spring season.

2024-02-23 21:58:20
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