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Feb 24’s Snow Moon is a ‘Micromoon’

According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac:

“February’s full Snow Moon reaches peak illumination at 7:30 A.M. EST on Saturday, February 24. It will be below the horizon at this time, so for the best view of this Moon, look for it starting the night before or later on Saturday; it will drift above the horizon in the east around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight.

“February’s full Moon is a ‘Micromoon’ this year. Think of this term as the opposite of a ‘Supermoon.’ It simply means that the full Moon is at its farthest point from Earth (not the nearest point).”

The Snow Moon is a term given to the February full moon by various cultures due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs during this time of the year in the northern hemisphere. The name "Snow Moon" reflects the association of this full moon with the winter season and the snow-covered landscapes characteristic of February in many regions.


Of course, on the Treasure Coast we enjoy observing the Snow Moon, maybe during a moonlit stroll on the beach, or anywhere outside where we can connect with nature and marvel at the wonders of the night sky.


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