Hello there, Super Snow Moon


And if you are, don't worry, because the next super moon - known as the "full worm moon" - can be seen in the United Kingdom on 21 March, just several hours before the official start of Spring.

According to USA Today, the moon will only be about 221,000 miles from Earth, which is about 17,000 miles closer than the average.

It's when the full moon is closest to the earth, and according to EarthSky, this February full moon reaches its exact full phase closer to the time of perigee than any other full moon this year. When it is closest to the earth, it is called perigee while when it is farthest, it is called apogee.

In contrast, when the moon is at its furthest point from the earth it is 405,500km away (253,000 miles).

A crow sits atop the deer sculpture by Ludwig Habich on the roof of the art house in Stuttgart, Germany, in front of the nearly full moon, on February 18, 2019.

"The discrepancy of under seven hours results in the nearest Full Moon to the Earth until December 2026".

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Stargazers in search of their next lunar fix are gonna be in for a treat next week, as a "super snow moon" is forecast to be the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019.

Why? Due to an effect called the Moon Illusion. In astronomy, the term "syzygy" refers to the straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies, also called the perigee full moon. This closest distance will take place at 4:07AM on February 19, though the moon will look larger and brighter than normal starting tonight and again on Wednesday.

Now, this also means that the "super snow moon" has a better chance of being blocked from view by snowfall. Here, we explain what the supermoon is, as well as how and when to see it.

You will have an opportunity to check out February's Full Moon through Wednesday morning.

The brightness of the moon also increases when there's a supermoon.

"The moon will begin its rise in the east around sunset at 5.22pm, be at its highest point towards south around midnight, and then will make its descent in the west around sunrise at 7.05am". If that happens, there's still the third and final supermoon of 2019, which comes in exactly four weeks on March 19.