February full moon a sign of longer days to come | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Sunny
4.8°C

Penticton News

February full moon a sign of longer days to come

February's full moon peaks early Saturday morning, Feb. 27, 2021.
Image Credit: Peter Jones via Flickr
February 26, 2021 - 6:30 AM

February is coming to an end with a full moon to light up the night sky.

The Snow Moon, or Hunger Moon, turns officially full in our time zone at 12:17 a.m. early on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The moon can look full to the naked eye for several nights before and after, so there’s a bit more of a weather window to catch this month’s only full moon lighting up the night sky.

Environment Canada is calling for cloudy periods tomorrow night, Feb. 26, with a chance of precipitation Saturday night.

The February full moon will rise around sunset, reach its highest point in the sky around midnight and set around sunrise. Saturday’s full moon rises near the star Regulus in the constellation Leo.

According to earthsky.org, this month’s full moon’s lengthy trajectory across the sky is a reflection of the sun’s increasing presence in the Northern Hemisphere, and a signal of longer days to come.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to tips@infonews.ca and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.

News from © iNFOnews, 2021
iNFOnews

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile