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Biggest supermoon of 2019 to light up the skies tonight

Updated : February 19, 2019 08:19 PM IST

The biggest and brightest supermoon of the year to light up the skies tonight.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and is closest to Earth. February's full moon is also known as a 'Snow' moon as the month is associated with heavy snowfall.

Tonight the moon will be full only six hours after it reaches the 'Perigee' distance of its orbit.

Perigee is the point when moon is closest to earth in its elliptical orbit. The moon will be 2,21,681 miles (3,56,761 km) from earth.

Other than snow moon, the second winter moon is also called the bone or hunger moon due to the lack of food available in the winter.

The first supermoon of the year, called the super blood wolf moon, was seen on January 20 and 21.

The third and last supermoon of the year will happen on march 19 and will be called super worm moon.
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