Evening sky showcases the moon at its brightest and biggest tonight

Why tonight's super snow moon will be the brightest full moon this year

Snow moon: Biggest supermoon of the year visible tonight

Just two months into 2019 and it's already time for the biggest supermoon of the year. A cloudy forecast doesn't sound too great, but some should be thin enough that you'll be able to see the moon through them.

A supermoon happens when a full moon or a new moon when the moon is at its closest to Earth.

This month's full moon will peak at 10:54 a.m. ET Tuesday.

There many be some drizzle in western and northern parts of the Netherlands on Tuesday evening, making good views of the moon less likely.

Sydney: The moon will rise at 7.39pm.

The reason for its "snow moon" nickname is because February is associated with having heavy snowfalls according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Super snow moon was given this name because the full moon in February is known as the "full snow moon" among Native American tribes. The moon this time will be bigger and brighter.

"Yes, maybe it's not as super as you might have imagined but in my mind, it gets people thinking about the moon and looking at it", Dr Tucker said. A Supermoon is a full moon or new moon that occurs with perigee, which is the moon's closest approach to the earth within its orbit.

"Hence, starting 11.53pm tonight the public could witness the biggest full moon with their own eyes anywhere, depending on the condition of the weather", she said when contacted by Bernama here today.

An Israeli nonprofit says it'll launch what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week.

This week, the earth will get to experience the second supermoon of the year.

This makes it appear about 14 per cent larger than at its furthest point, or apogee.

Following the dazzling lunar event over Istanbul, the Full Moon provides an incredible view from the hills just outside Turkey's capital.

If you miss this month's supermoon, don't fret, as there is going to be another one on March 21, 2019.

The moon will rise around 5.20 p.m.in Kolkata, 6 p.m.in Delhi, 6:05 p.m.in Chennai, and 6.30 p.m.in Mumbai.

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