The Gorgeous ‘Snow Moon’ You May Have Missed This Week
If you totally missed Monday night’s “snow moon,” have no fear — plenty of people caught it and captured it on camera.
What is a snow moon, and why is it so special? Each month’s full moon has a different name in the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which vaguely claims the names “come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in regions from New England to Lake Superior.”
February’s full moon is called the “snow moon,” and frankly, it probably gets a lot of attention because it sounds more poetic than say, March’s “worm moon.” (That said, we personally think January’s “wolf moon” sounds the coolest.)
Here’s what Monday’s snow moon looked like.
A photo posted by Sean (@mseanb) on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:27am PST
A photo posted by Al Garman (@al_garman) on Feb 23, 2016 at 5:29am PST
Full Snow Moon rising over Boynton Inlet… #fullmoon #snowmoon #sureal #itdoesntseemreal #soflo #moonrise #fullsnowmoon #lastnight #forrestinfocus #reflection #shimmer #longexposure #twilight #southflorida #moon #moonreflection #palmbeach
A photo posted by Forrest In Focus (@forrestinfocus) on Feb 23, 2016 at 4:11am PST
A photo posted by Jess Jidas (@mrsjidas) on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:41am PST