Most importantly, this phenomenon coincides with the full moon day in January.
For many people, Tet is over, but for the astronomical community, today they will be as happy as Tet. Because tonight we will welcome the second super moon of 2019, which is also the time of the biggest, roundest and brightest moon of the year with the name “Snow Moon”.
In total, there will be 3 super moons in 2019, and all of them will take place in the first 3 months of the year. In January, the Vietnamese astronomical community must have missed the event “Blood Wolf Super Moon” – Blood Wolf Super Moon – where the trio of phenomena “super moon”, “blood moon” (or total eclipse of moon) takes place. at the exact time of the January full moon, known to Americans as the Wolf’s Moon.
But in turn, we will now see another super moon with a better name: “Super Snow Moon”. The reason for the name is that the super moon seems to coincide with the time when it typically snows the most in the United States.
Most notable is that this super moon takes place just around the time of the full moon in January. At the same time, the Moon will be closer to Earth than the next super moons in January and March by about 583 km. In other words, it will be the biggest, roundest, and brightest super moon this year.
According to forecasts, Super Snow Moon will be around 14% larger than usual and 30% brighter. Although this is the brightest super moon of the year, you will have to be very keen to see the difference between the remaining super moons.
According to NASA, the snow moon will peak at 10:53 pm this evening, February 19, 2019. For the most practical monitoring, choose a ventilated, less cloudy, less luminous place. Probably the most beautiful place to observe is on the coast, as you will have the opportunity to watch the Super Moon rise from the horizon.