Snow Moon: Full Moon to Be Visible Across North America on Feb. 22

February 22, 2016 Updated: February 22, 2016

The next full moon is scheduled for Feb. 22, and should be visible across North America.

The moon appeared full as early as Feb. 20 in some places, but will be at its peak on Monday.

This particular full moon was known traditionally as the snow moon, “because usually the heaviest snows fall in February,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac

“Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon. Other Native American tribes called this Moon the ‘Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon’ (Wishram Native Americans), the ‘No Snow in the Trails Moon’ (Zuni Native Americans), and the ‘Bone Moon’ (Cherokee Native Americans).

“The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.”

The snow moon was scheduled to be visible as early as 1:20 p.m. ET on Monday and last into the next morning.

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