(Fox News) – Skygazers across the globe have been enjoying the “super snow moon” as the largest supermoon of 2019 lit up the sky. February’s full moon is known as the “snow moon” as a result of the heavy snowfall that often occurs at that time of year, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. As a result, the Feb. 19 supermoon has been dubbed the “super snow moon.” Supermoons occur when the Moon’s orbit brings

it to the closest point to Earth while the Moon is full. Photographers were already capturing stunning shots of the supersize Moon on Feb. 18 and early Tuesday morning. “When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon—and that’s where we get a ‘supermoon’,” explains NASA, on its website, noting that the phrase was coined in 1979. READ MORE

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