Super snow moon: What you need to know

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February's full moon is also referred to as "Snow Moon" traditionally, as this is the month where the US sees its heavy snowfall.

Almost a month after January's "Super Wolf Blood Moon" illuminated the moon (and social media) in a red-orange hue, February's full moon will bring the largest and brightest "supermoon" of the year.

You won't need to use any special equipment to see the super moon - it'll be huge!

The supermoon will occur during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth.

February's full moon reached its peak at 10:54 a.m.

"Some believe that a full moon is responsible for their shorter or more disturbed sleep, as well as events such as sleepwalking", Massey University sleep researcher Dr Karyn O'Keeffe said.

The super snow moon is seen from Mount Maunganui.

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In the northern hemisphere the February moon is known as the snow moon or the bone moon, since it occurs in the winter. Known to be the biggest and the brightest Supermoon of the year, this particular display of moon will be much bigger and brighter than the usual days. On these evenings, visitors can catch telescopic views of the moon, stars and more through Chamberlin's historic, 28-foot long, 20-inch-aperture Alvan Clark-Saegmuller refracting telescope.

The super snow moon is the second of a trio of super moons 2019 will see. Astronomically, it is called as the perigee-syzygy Moon.

An Israeli nonprofit says it'll launch what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week. Tuesday's moon will be 17,000 miles closer than average. As the Moon orbits Earth, the distance between the two objects changes.

Today's Super Moon will also be 14 percent larger and nearly 30 percent bright than normal Full Moons. Recently, stargazers have also been using nicknames from The Farmer's Almanac to describe each month's full moons.

2019's third and final super moon is set to arrive in Ireland on March 21st.

And from then on, each full moon for the next seven months will be farther away than the previous one.

Melbourne: The moon will rise at 8.11pm.

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