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Full Snow Moon Update for 14 February, 2014, 3:53 PM PST

February 14, 2014
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-shaped, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).

Refuge Moonrise (T. Hinnebusch 2/14/14)

Moonrise over Refuge (T. Hinnebusch 2/14/14)

  Feb. 14, 3:53 p.m. PST — Full Snow Moon.   Usually the heaviest snowfalls occur during this month.   Hunting becomes very difficult, and so to some tribes, this was the Full Hunger MoonStorm Moon, Hunger Moon, Little Famine Moon, and Full Bony Moon are other traditional names for February’s full moon.  [Infographic: Moon Phases & Lunar Cycles]

Note: Pacific Daylight Time starts on March 9, 2014 at 2 AM (becoming 3 AM) and ends November 2, 2014 at 2 AM (becoming 1 AM).

The next significant full moon will occur on 16 March 10:09 a.m.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional late-breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of: http://www.space.com/24262-weird-full-moon-names-2014-explained.html
written by Joe Rao.   Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer’s Almanac and other publications, and he is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, N.Y.

But that’s waaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!   [Chuck Almdale]

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