February’s full moon will take place on Tuesday 19 at 3.53pm UTC. This particular moon is also known as the Full Snow Moon. Stargazers will see it
February’s full moon will take place on Tuesday 19 at 3.53pm UTC. This particular moon is also known as the Full Snow Moon. Stargazers will see it appear full the night before and after its peak.
When do full moons occur?
The Moon travels once around Earth every 27.3 days and also takes about 27 days to rotate on its axis.
This means the Moon always shows us the same face.
The Moon also rises around 50 minutes later every day, meaning it sometimes rises during the day and sometimes during the night.
So far this year, there has been a Total Lunar Eclipse, which is also known as a Blood Moon.
This occurred on January 20 at around 2.35am GMT (9.35pm EST) and ended at 7.50am (2.50am EST) on January 21.
Lunar eclipses take place when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth.
This causes the bright white Moon to turn red, hence the nickname Blood Moon.
What are the rest of the Full Moon names and dates in 2019?
Full Worm Moon – March 20
Full Pink Moon – April 19
Full Flower Moon – May 18
Full Strawberry Moon – June 17
Full Buck Moon – July 16
Full Sturgeon Moon – August 15
Full Harvest Moon – September 14
Full Hunter’s Moon – October 13
Full Beaver Moon – November 12
Full Cold Moon – December 12