The night sky will be putting on a show this weekend.
It’s time for this month’s full moon, most commonly called the Snow Moon.
The peak of the moon will happen Sunday at 1:28 p.m. ET, according to Space.com. It will rise at 5:10 p.m., just after it reaches its fullness. You will also be able to see Jupiter, Mars and Venus Sunday evening. If you’re up early you’ll be able to see Mercury around 5:48 a.m. on Feb. 6.
It got its name because of February’s tendency to have a lot of snow, almanac.com reported. It is the snowiest month according to the National Weather Service.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, it is also called:
- “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” by the Wishram people in the Pacific Northwest.
- “No Snow in the Trails Moon” by the Zuni in the Southwest.
- “Bone Moon” by the Cherokee in the Southeast.
The next full moon, the Worm Moon, will happen on March 7, according to Starwalk.space.
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