February full moon 2021: See the 'Snow Moon' with Mars this weekend
The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, will occur in the eastern U.S. during the wee hours of Saturday, Feb. 27, at 3:17 a.m. EST (0817 GMT). Related: The moon: 10 surprising lunar factsMars will be high in the southwest sky when the Full Snow Moon rises on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 27. (Image credit: SkySafari app)Meanwhile, in Melbourne, Australia, the moon is full on Feb. 27 at 7:17 p.m. local time, and doesn't rise until 8:23 p.m. The full moon happens when the moon is exactly on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. How the "Snow Moon" got its nameAccording to the Ontario Native Literacy Project, the Anishinaabe peoples called the February full moon Mkwa Giizis, the Bear Moon.space.com
Here’s how to see the full Snow Moon this week
ORLANDO, Fla. – The second full moon of the year is about to take center stage in our night sky. The full Snow Moon will rise in the eastern sky as the sun sets Friday evening. The February full moon is known as the Snow Moon, for probably obvious reasons, as heavy snow typically falls in the month. Full Snow Moon Friday into SaturdayThe moon will be at its fullest at 3:19 a.m. Saturday, but will still appear full after it rises after sunset. March’s full moon, the Worm Moon, will occur on Mar.
Full moon names (and more) for 2021
Here is a listing of all of the full moon names as well as the dates and times for 2021. January full moon 2021: The 'Wolf Moon' rises with winter constellationsFebruary 27: Full Snow Moon3:17 a.m. EST (0817 GMT)Usually the heaviest snows fall in this month. Other names were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and — among coastal tribes — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad came upstream to spawn. Related: Amazing photos of the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'The Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse of Jan. 20-21, 2019. This month's full moon is also called the Long Night Moon, since nights are at their longest and darkest.space.com
Look up! Full Snow Moon tonight
ORLANDO, Fla.- – The second full moon of winter will shine bright this weekend. Just after 2 a.m. eastern time, the Snow Moon will be at its fullest. February’s full moon gets its name from the heavy snow that usually comes with the month. If you snap a photo, upload it to the Pins section of the Pinpoint Weather App. It’s the best way way to get your picture on News 6.