How – potentially – to see the Super Moon in the northwest tonight



(Photo AP Marco Ugarte)

The second Super Moon of 2019 should make the sky shine early on Tuesday, February 19th. But despite a larger appearance of 14% and 30% brighter than usual, seeing this Super Moon could be difficult in the Northwest.

"The clouds will continue to increase all night, so it's better to start early if you can get a glimpse of it," said Jeff Michalski of the National Weather Service.

Although Michalski says the clouds will make viewing the very bright and super big moon a challenge, there is still a chance to spot it. But sky observers will have to be patient and keep a watchful eye.

"We have a partly cloudy sky during the night," Michalski said. "If you can get a glimpse of the two, you may be able to see it. But we are not talking about a night of clear, cloudless skies. "

"Maybe if you really want to go, you have to go to the east of Washington," he said.

A super moon occurs when the moon is full closer to Earth, called its perigee. This is the kind of show that actors, werewolves, love. Whatever it is, this should happen three times in 2019.

The first was the Super Blood Wolf Moon that occurred on January 20 and 21, when the moon was not only full, but eclipsed, giving it a reddish color.

This month's Super Moon, Feb. 19, is expected to shine over the northwest early Tuesday morning. This event also has a flashy name – the snow moon. Which seems not only cool (like its counterpart Super Wolf Wolf Moon), but also suitable considering the snowy climate of February.

The last Super Moon of 2019 will take place on March 21st. The name of this event is perhaps the least attractive – the Moon of Vers.


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