A 'Super Snow Moon' will take over Orlando's sky tomorrow night

A 'Super Snow Moon' will take over Orlando's sky tomorrow night

"When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon-and that's where we get a "supermoon"," NASA said on its website, noting that the phrase was coined in 1979.

You may recall in January we had the spectacle of the "super blood wolf moon" in which a lunar eclipse or "blood moon" coincided with a supermoon and the first full moon of the calendar year, traditionally called the wolf moon.

The moon achieved fullness at 10:45 a.m. EST. If you have trouble seeing the super snow moon tomorrow due to overcast skies, you'll have one more chance to experience a supermoon this winter with the Worm Moon on March 21.

The moon's closest approach will bring it within 356,761 kilometers (221,681 miles) of the Earth, otherwise known as perigee.

"I believe it is attributed to North American Indians who gave the various moons a name to reflect the time of year and season". The moon rises around 6pm in Delhi, 6.30pm in Mumbai and 5.20pm in Kolkata, around half-an-hour ahead of the sunset at these places. Depending on the visibility, those living in India should be able to see the Supermoon tonight. The Moon also appears 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.

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The super snow moon is the second of three super moon's this year.

A lovely moon has been pictured in a purple sky behind the Statue of Liberty in NY.

EarthSky explains that all of these full moons are less than 362,000 km distant as measured from the centers of the Earth and moon.

The biggest supermoon of the year will be visible later this evening, with a forecast of mostly clear or partly cloudy skies for most of the country.

February's supermoon is part of a trio of supermoons taking the celestial stage at the start of 2019.

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