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By Denise Chow
Skywatchers will receive a special Tuesday on Tuesday, when the largest, brightest supermony in 2019 lights up in the night sky.
This will be the second in this year's trio of super-pain. The first took place on January 21
A supermon is a full moon that occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its moon's elliptical orbit around our planet. Since they are a little closer to us, supermones seem larger and lighter than normal full moon – although scientists quickly point out that the difference is usually so thin that it's invisible.
Patrick Hartigan, an astrophysicist from Rice University in X & J, told NBC News MACH in an e-mail. "You can say that this is a difference from a normal full moon if you practice seeing many of them," said Hartigan, that's true for him.
This month, the moon will be closest to Earth at 4:07 AM EST on February 19th. At that moment, what astronomers call the lunar perigee – our natural satellite will be at a distance of 221,681 miles from the planet. On the average, the Moon is at a distance of about 240,000 miles from Earth; The largest distance that the Moon from Earth receives – called the lunar apogee – is about 253,000 miles.
The moon will not be fully loaded until 10:53 EST on Tuesday. The snowy moon "in the folk tradition due to the heavy snowstorms that are common in the winter, whatever you call the full moon, you will not need any special programs to see it. You will only need a clear sky.
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