How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

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"The term itself is of no scientific value - astronomers prefer to call it a perigee Full Moon, but undoubtedly, Super Moon is by far a much more charming name".

Why is it called the snow moon?

It was known as the Snow Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season (NOAA long-term monthly averages for the Washington, DC area show January and February almost tied as the snowiest months of the year).

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. Mr Masi said: "The next Super Moon will be the largest Full Moon of 2019".

Back in November 2016 we experienced the closest the moon has come to Earth since January 26, 1948.

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The Irish Sun reports that the moon should be closest to Earth at 9.06am in Ireland, and will be at its fullest at 3.53pm.

It is the second supermoon of the year and will be the biggest and brightest. Technically speaking, the moon will hit its peak at 10:54 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, but it won't be visible at that time because it will be daylight.

This will still be spectacular as the distance between the Moon and Earth will still be very close at 224,173 miles or 360,772 km.

The phenomenon describes the moment when the New Moon closely matches with perigee. Here, we explain what the supermoon is, as well as how and when to see it.

Following this supermoon there will be one more on 21 March, after which you'll need to wait until early 2020 when the moon is once again closer to earth. It may also be referred to as the "Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon, or Worm Moon", because it is the last full moon of the winter season, wrote NASA's Gordon Johnston in an online article. It's predicted to be the biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019. January's coincided with a total lunar eclipse-an event where the moon passes directly through Earth's shadow.