The full “Snow Micromoon” rises on February 5th. Here’s how you can see him.

When it rises on February 5, the Full Moon appears smaller than average because it is at one of its most distant points in its elliptical orbit around the Earth.

This positioning makes February’s “Snow Moon” a micro moon, a full moon visible when the moon is at one of the greatest distances from the planet. In astronomical terms, this is called the apogee. After EarthSky Magazine (opens in new tab)the micromoon will be 252,171 miles (405,830 km) from Earth in February, compared to the average distance of 239,000 miles (384,400 km).

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