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It will rise in the east at around nightfall on Friday and will cross the night sky until it sets early Saturday morning in the west. The actual moment it reaches full moon phase is 3:19 a.m. EST Saturday.
Why is it called the snow moon? For millennia, people across the world, including Native Americans, named the months after nature’s cues.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, full moon names in our part of the world date back to the Native Americans who lived in the northern and eastern U.S.
Each full moon has its own name.
“The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon,” the almanac said. “Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.”
The Old Farmer’s Almanac also said some tribes referred to February’s moon as the “hunger” moon because harsh weather conditions made hunting difficult.
The snow moon follows January’s wolf moon. The worm moon will grace the sky in March.USA Today