Photo Gallery of Super Snow Moon in Suffolk 2019 | Suffolk and Essex Lifestyle News



PUBLISHED: 14:03 20 February 2019

The Supermoon at Barlham at 10 pm last night. Image: ALAN BALDRY

The Supermoon at Barlham at 10 pm last night. Image: ALAN BALDRY

If you missed the moon phenomenon yesterday, you may still be able to see it today.


The spectators of the sky sent their photos of the spectacular spectacle of yesterday's snow super moon.

It was the second full moon of 2019 and the tallest and brightest form that the moon should have this year.

Bex Sheppard captured this image with the help of his telescope. Image: BEX SHEPPARDBex Sheppard captured this image with the help of his telescope. Image: BEX SHEPPARD

The phenomenon made its first appearance on February 18 and should be seen today. However, it will not be as visible as yesterday.

Read more: All you need to know about today's snow super moon

Suffolk photo of the supermoon Image: CARLA WIGGINSSuffolk photo of the supermoon Image: CARLA WIGGINS

A supermoon occurs when the orbit of the moon is closest to (perigee) the Earth at the same time as it is full. This can make the moon appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

Jim Slight, of the Darsham Astronomical Society, said, "Supermoon is simply a term for the full moon when it is closer to the Earth.

Detailed photo of Stuart of Supermoon on Suffolk Picture: STUART HAWESDetailed photo of Stuart of Supermoon on Suffolk Picture: STUART HAWES

"I believe this is attributed to the North American Indians who gave the various moons a name reflecting the time of the year and the season.

"For example, in the fall, you have the harvest moon, this one is called the Snow Moon because there was traditionally snow in the plains of North America.

If you took a picture of the moon, be sure to post it in Image: ROBERT EDGEIf you took a picture of the moon, be sure to post it in Image: ROBERT EDGE

The first full moon of 2019 was lifted in the early hours of January 21st.

Read more: Astronomers share beautiful photos of the lunar eclipse

The snow super-moon in the distance Image: CLAIRE HANNANThe snow super-moon in the distance Image: CLAIRE HANNAN

After today, we will not see the full moon until March 21st.

If you took pictures of the super moon, make sure to send them to us here.


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