Supermoon 2019: Full moon to be visible in United Kingdom tomorrow

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The supermoon will emerge on February 19 and will be the largest and brightest full moon of 2019.

The full moon - also dubbed the "Snow Moon" - will peak on Tuesday morning, February 19, at 8:54 a.m. Arizona time (10:54 a.m. EDT), according to NASA.

NASA explains that a full moon at perigee looks up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth.

The supermoon will reach its peak Tuesday morning at 9:54 a.m. local time.

The Cherokee referred to it as the "Bone Moon" as it was the time of the year when food was so scarce that people nibbled on bones and drank bone marrow soup.

Instead, check the skies Monday and Tuesday nights for the best views.

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. The moon is not actually that much closer to the earth, it is just our brain that interpret it as a lot closer.

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Its closest point is the perigee, which is an average distance of about 226,000 miles (363,300 kilometers) from Earth.

The astronomer added: "The Snow Moon sits in the spring zodiac, among the stars of Leo the lion, giving it a favourable altitude of about 50-degrees above the southern horizon around midnight, as seen from London".

Another supermoon will arrive this week following the celestial event late last month.

Tuesday's Super Snow Moon will be the second of three projected supermoons in 2019, with the third coming in March. Some other tribes called it a "hunger" moon as the harsh weather conditions were not suitable for hunting. If you missed January's "Super Blood Wolf Moon" this grand spectacle will make up for it.

You'd need to have a remarkably trained eye to notice the difference between each supermoon. And while you will have to settle for normal-sized full moons for the rest of the year, there are still a few more moon-related astronomical events to look out for this year.

The moon will appear even bigger at the horizon, but don't be fooled by the optical illusion.

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