February 23rd, 2016

First day of school

A snow moon!?

You've heard of a blue moon, you've heard of a blood moon, but have you ever heard of a 'snow' moon? If you haven't, you'll get the chance to see one over North America's night skies on Monday.
Since the lunar cycle is about 29 days long, February has no full moon once almost every 19 years. This year, the snow moon will be visible at 1:20 p.m. EST Monday, and maintain its full appearance into the night.
It's called a snow moon because each full moon has a different name for the month it falls in. For February, it's a snow moon since the second month of the year typically sees the highest snow average (January gives it close competition).