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iN PHOTOS: Thompson Okanagan residents capture dazzling night skies

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Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Jason Foster
February 15, 2020 - 9:42 AM

There have been some beautiful nights in the Okanagan and Thompson Nicola and local photographers have been out making sure they don't pass unnoticed.

Last week, we asked readers to share their moon photos with us for a chance to be featured and they delivered.

This full moon is the fourth largest moon of the year and a precursor for three consecutive supermoons. It is known in astronomical circles as a Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Peter Mgr

The February full moon is named after the snow on the ground. Native Americans were known to refer to it as the Hunger Moon, due to food scarcities prevalent at that time of year.

According to, full moons always rise around sunset and set around sunrise.

And the moon isn’t the only thing that residents were eager to share, landscape photos with colourful backdrops were also shared with InfoNews this week.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Kim Slizak

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Jason Foster

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Miguel Forster

READ MORE: How to make your night sky photography stand out

A trio of full supermoons is in store for March 9, April 8 and May 7, 2020, so there will be chances to sharpen your photography skills then.

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