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Everything to Know About the Snow Moon in the Night Sky This Weekend

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February’s full Snow Moon reaches peak illumination at 7:30 A.M. EST on Saturday, February 24.

For the best view of this Moon, look for it starting the night before on Friday, February 23 or later on Saturday night. It will drift above the eastern horizon around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight local time.

Where to Spot the Snow Moon

The further east your viewing location, the earlier the Moon will rise. In eastern regions of North America, spot the nearly full moon rising Friday evening.

As Earth rotates overnight, the moon will shine brightly overhead Saturday morning as it illuminates fully. Observers across more western time zones will catch the illuminated full moon ascending over the eastern skyline later on Saturday night.

Regardless of location, the bright full moon will remain visible much of both nights—Friday night and Saturday night.

Just find an clear view of the open horizon in the east as the moon emerges and an unobstructed view overhead and toward the west as it climbs across the night sky and eventually sets below the western horizon by dawn.


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