"Super snow moon" will be 2019's biggest and brightest

039;Super Snow Moon' to occur tomorrow February 19

Starting Monday night, February full moon will brighten skies.

Though it won't necessarily been visible at that point in the day, if the sky is clear, stargazers will be able to see it in full later that evening.

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.

In January, we were treated to the super blood wolf moon, which had a remarkable red tinge. February's supermoon is being called a snow moon or hunger moon, for the heavy snows that usually occur at northern latitudes during this month that could make hunting hard. That makes the supermoon tonight even more special because tonight, the moon "will appear up to 16 per cent brighter than the average value", says Tom Kerss, the astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich. Coastal areas can expect stronger tides over the next few days because of the proximity of the moon.

Meanwhile, supermoons happen when the Moon's orbit brings it to its closest approach to Earth while the satellite is full.

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Rouhani also touched upon his country's support to some regional countries, saying its helps have aborted the enemies' plots. One sign read, "Much to the dismay of America, the revolution has reached its 40th year".

The experts had said the Feb 19 supermoon will be a bit closer and one in March will be the farthest. In 2019, there are three supermoons and they fall in the first three months of the year. Each full moon has been given a seasonally indicated designation - hence "snow moon".

If you miss this month's supermoon, don't fret, as there is going to be another one on March 21, 2019. Full moons take place once a month, and in this when the whole Moon is being illuminated by the sunlight.

The moon will rise around 5.20 p.m.in Kolkata, 6 p.m.in Delhi, 6:05 p.m.in Chennai, and 6.30 p.m.in Mumbai. February's offering will be slightly less exciting - it will remain its standard white color - but will still give good reason to look up.

Following the dazzling lunar event over Istanbul, the Full Moon provides an incredible view from the hills just outside Turkey's capital.

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