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Snow Moon Supermoon Shines A Bright Light Tonight

18 Feb 2019, 17:54 UTC
Snow Moon Supermoon Shines A Bright Light Tonight
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The full moon rising over Duluth’s Park Point last fall. Thicker air near the horizon filters out the green, blues and violets from the rising moon, leaving the warmer hues to color it. Click the photo to find out when the moon rises for your town. Bob King
I’m back! Due to server errors the blog was offline over the weekend. My apologies. In case you haven’t heard, the full Snow Moon will light the sky tonight. It also happens to be the closest full moon of the year, one of three supermoons in 2019. Supermoons occur when the moon is full at the same time it’s close to the Earth. Not only does it appear larger — 7 percent wider than a typical full moon — but also brighter. Will you be able to tell the difference? Some people can and some can’t. I’m one of the latter.
Full moon is the best time to notice Earth’s shadow rising in the eastern sky. It’s the gray band that comes up along with the moon. A clear view to the east is all you need to see it. Bob King
Moon and Earth will be closest tomorrow morning, Feb. 19 ...

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