A full ‘Snow Moon’ is coming this weekend


There are 13 full moons this year, with the first, a wolf moon, occurring on Jan. 10. If you missed last month’s full moon, you can catch the “Snow Moon” in the night sky this weekend.

The full moon is called a snow moon because Native American tribes across Europe used to name months based on attributes they associated with seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. Thus, a full moon in February is called a snow moon because of heavy snowfall that typically happens throughout the month.

This will be the fourth-closest full moon of the year according to EarthSky.