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Full Snow Moon Update – February 22, 2016, 10:19 a.m. PST

February 21, 2016

Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (referred to in hushed whispers as the moon).

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

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

 Feb. 22, 10:19 a.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 Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2 AM (becoming 3 AM) and ends Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2 AM (becoming 1 AM).

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a page for each full moon. One tip: set your eggs on the 16th, 17th, 24th or 25th. Now you know, so you have no excuse.

The next significant full moon will occur on March 23, 5:00 a.m. PDT.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional late-breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
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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