Full Moon Tonight Is 'Snow Moon': Rare Yearly Occurence; Watch Lunar Event Online
By Staff Writer | February 25, 2013 01:41 PM EST
The full moon is fully illuminated tonight, February 25. Called a 'Snow Moon', this rare occurrence is worth watching and can be viewed live online.
From our point of view on earth, moon will reach its fullest phase directly opposite sun at 3:26 Eastern Standard Time.
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The February full moon is traditionally called the "Snow Moon" in North America, because often the heaviest snows of the year fall during this month.
This lunar phenomenon is also called the "Full Hunger Moon" because hunting was often very difficult in February, due to few hours of daylight, and therefore food was scarce for ancient tribal people.
The 'Snow Moon' is recognized all around the world, and has been for hundreds of years.
The Cree, one of the largest groups of Native Americans in North America, call it 'Cepizun', meaning 'Old Moon' in their language. Other names are 'Storm Moon' and 'Candles Moon'.
In Hindi, the phenomenon is known as 'Magh Poornima', and in Buddhist it is called 'Navam'.
Tonight's full moon will rise at around sunset and set at around sunrise. This is the only night of the month that the moon remains in the sky all night long.
SLOOH president Patrick Paolucci told SPACE.com that, Using our observatory in the Cannary Islands, we will explore the Full Snow Moon, sometimes known as the Hunger Moon, with fascinating stories by astronomer Bob Berman."
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