This year the Super Snow Moon falls on Tuesday, February 19. It is the closest, biggest and brightest moon of the year. Some other nicknames for it are the Storm Moon, Hunger Moon and Bone Moon.
NASA explains when a full moon can be termed ‘super’, A full moon occurs every month when we can see the moon in its entirety. It happens when rays of the sun completely illuminate the side of the moon that faces our blue planet.
When can people see the super snow moon?
The moon will technically reach peak fullness next Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, at 10:54 a.m. EST, but won’t be visible to most in the U.S. at that time. Instead, you will have to wait for moonrise, which will occur between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. local time (for precise timing go here). If you are hoping to capture a good “supermoon” photo, catching the moonrise is your best bet.
We won’t be able to see a larger moon until December 2026, so make sure you don’t miss it.