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Full Snow Moon set to light up the skies around the world on Wednesday evening

15-02-2022, 10:34 Armenia » Public
Full Snow Moon set to light up the skies around the world on Wednesday evening

15 February 2022, 10:34 - NovostiNK
Full Snow Moon, the second full moon of the year, is set to light up the skies around the world on Wednesday evening, Daily Mail reports.

February's full moon – the phase of the moon in which its whole disc is illuminated – will reach 100 per cent illumination at 4:56pm GMT (11:56am EST) this Wednesday, February 16.

However, this is before sunset (5:18pm in the UK), so stargazers will get the best view later in the evening when the sun has gone down.

A full moon occurs once every 29.5 days – the length of time it takes for the Moon to go through a whole lunar cycle.

When the full moon arrives in February, astronomers give it the name 'Snow Moon' because it often coincides with with heavy snowfall.

To see as many of the surface details of the Moon as possible while out stargazing, give your eyes time to adjust to lower lights and turn off artificial lights sources.

According to EarthSky, the Full Snow Moon will be close to the bright star Regulus, which is the brightest star in Leo the Lion constellation.

Although 100 per cent illumination of the moon is at 4:56pm on Wednesday, the moon will also appear just as full on Tuesday and Thursday evenings too.



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