The Super Snow Moon is Coming Tuesday Night; Here’s What to Watch For


A plane crosses in front of the moon. Or alternately, the Man in the Moon gets a mustache. Photo by Scott Matthews.

We don’t get snow anymore round these parts, but we are getting a Super Snow Moon on Tuesday night that will be the largest full moon of the year!

“We get a supermoon when the moon is full or nearly full and also at its closest point to Earth along its slightly elliptical orbit,” CNET reports.

The moon will be most dramatic early in the evening, just as the sun is setting.

“If you really want to be wowed, your best bet is to check out the full moon when it rises in the east as the sun is setting in the west. This is when it will appear to be biggest, although this is mostly due to an optical illusion.

This happens when the moon is close to the horizon and there are objects such as trees or buildings within our line of sight, NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams explains.”

Check out some great shots of the Blood Wolf Moon earlier this year. And send your photos of the moon to westsiderag at gmail!

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    1. Tim says:

      “We don’t get snow anymore round these parts…”

      Was this story borrowed from another writer in a different city? We here in NYC have had several snowfalls this year. Just sayin