Good news for sky observers and selenophiles, the next full moon will be the biggest and brightest of the year, according to NASA
The largest and brightest moon of the year was used early this week to make stunning photographs around the world.
The "super-snow moon" or supermoon was about 17,000 miles closer to Earth than the average Tuesday and was full from Monday to Wednesday in some areas.
The name "snow" comes from the Almanac of the old farmers, who notes the moons by seasons. The February full moon is aptly named because it is the snowiest month in the country, according to data from the National Weather Service.
If you missed this month's supermoon, you can take another one on March 21st. It just will not be as big and bright.
Discover the origins of the popular nicknames of the full moon.
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Here are some pictures of this week's supermoon:
New York, New York
The supermoon passes Tuesday behind the World Trade Center in New York. (Photo11: J. David Ake, AP)
Patterson, New York
Fort Myers, Florida
Around the world:
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