Full Snow Moon: Largest supermoon of the year happening February 19


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — If you missed January's supermoon, you'll get another chance this month to see one.

The largest supermoon of 2019, called a Full Snow Moon, will happen on Tuesday, February 19 around 4 a.m., according to EarthSky.

The Full Snow Moon gets its name because the heaviest snow usually falls during this month.

This supermoon will be the closest to Earth for the year. The moon will appear 7 percent larger and 15 percent brighter than usual on Tuesday night, which makes it a supermoon.

It will be the fullest around 11 a.m. (local time).

The supermoon will be accompanied by a star called Regulus, which is the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.