Supermoon, 2019’s Biggest and Brightest, to Light up Sky Tuesday

London United Kingdom. The super blue blood moon is a rare combination of a supermoon a blood moon and a blue moon all simultaneously occuring. (Ph

London United Kingdom. The super blue blood moon is a rare combination of a supermoon a blood moon and a blue moon all simultaneously occuring. (Ph

On display in the night sky will be a super full moon on Tuesday, bigger and brighter than you can hope to see in the next seven years.

So, if you're looking to see it at night, stargazers can look up at the sky on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings where the moon will appear full.

For those wondering why the term "Snow" has been added to the Supermoon, this is because full moons in February are referred to a Snow moons by Native Americans and this is also listed in the Farmer's Almanac.

The full moon - also dubbed the "Snow Moon" - will peak on Tuesday morning, February 19, at 8:54 a.m. Arizona time (10:54 a.m. EDT), according to NASA.

It's the second of three supermoons to light up the skies this year, following the Super Blood Wolf Moon that took place on January 21, with another set for March 21.

According to USA Today, the moon will only be about 221,000 miles from Earth, which is about 17,000 miles closer than the average. So, see the snow moon, then watch the snowstorm.

MoDOT: Winter storm expected to impact evening rush hour
Scattered rain showers will last through our Wednesday afternoon with air temperatures reaching the mid to lower 40's. This storm has been trending farther west, meaning more of it could be rain rather than ice or snow.

The Super Snow Moon was biggest and brightest at around 8.30pm in the United Kingdom, when the Moon was close to the horizon. In contrast, the year's farthest full moon on September 14, 2019, will reside at a distance of 406,248 km.

"But the moon energy is still potent and powerful", said Snow Owl, who's waiting for the seven Fridays before the Holy Week in April for the annual "tang-alap", or "the gathering of herbs". Not to worry, the Virtual Telescope live stream will offer video of the super snow moon.

Another supermoon will arrive this week following the celestial event late last month.

On Tuesday 19 February the world will be treated to a stunning full moon.

Here's what astrophysicist and research fellow at the Australian National University Brad Tucker said about our obsession with the next big supermoon.

A crow sits atop the deer sculpture by Ludwig Habich on the roof of the art house in Stuttgart, Germany, in front of the nearly full moon, on February 18, 2019.

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