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Full moon photos: February’s Snow Moon lights up the sky

The moon lights up the sky over the Moscow.

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Updated 1931 GMT (0331 HKT) February 9, 2020

The moon lights up the sky over the Moscow.

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A Snow Moon appeared at its fullest at 2:33 a.m. ET on Sunday, February 9.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, northeastern Native American tribes referred to the second full moon of winter as the Snow Moon because of February’s heavy snow.

This month’s moon is also being called a supermoon by some experts, which means it will be one of the biggest moons of 2020 and will look especially large when rising and setting.

However, experts disagree on what constitutes a supermoon, according to EarthSky. While Fred Espenak, known as “Mr. Eclipse,” lists this weekend’s event as a supermoon, others argue it’s not, EarthSky says. Astrologer Richard Nolle counts this year’s first supermoon as occurring on March 9.

The moon rises at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon.

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The moon rises behind the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, England.

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A plane passes the moon as seen from London.

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The moon rises behind the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens on February 8.

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The moon sets beside the Statue of Liberty before sunrise on February 8.

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