AUSTIN (KXAN) — Though all the talk of last month’s Super Blood Wolf Moon has passed, an even larger supermoon is occurring this morning.
February’s full moon is referred to as the Snow Moon, and this year it will be the biggest full moon we will have in all of 2019.
- Supermoon: A full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth on its monthly, elliptical orbit
This supermoonmoon looks up to 10 percent larger and 16 percent brighter than a regular full moon.
The Snow Moon reached its peak at 9:54 a.m. Central time yesterday, but clouds blocked our view anyway.
So when can we see it?
Though the completely full moon is technically waning this morning, the moon is up until 8:01 a.m. Wednesday and the near-full supermoon moon will still look big and bright to the untrained eye.
Clouds should break in Austin between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. today. This means that you may have a chance to see the supermoon between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. this morning.
The next (smaller) supermoon appears in the sky the night of March 20.