See the annual Snow Moon tonight

The Snow Moon can be seen tonight and tomorrow

The Snow Moon can be seen tonight and tomorrow - Credit: (c) copyright

A Snow Moon, symbolising the beginning of spring, will be appearing in Suffolk skies tonight and on Saturday.

The second full moon of the year in February is traditionally called a Snow Moon in the northern hemisphere, or the Hunger Moon, and reaches its peak on Saturday morning at 8.17am.

According to NASA it was named for the snowiest month of the year. On Friday evening it will be dimmed slightly by the partial shadow of the Earth, although it will be hard to notice the difference.

The bright star below and to the left of the Snow Moon will be Regulus.

The best time to spot this annual spectacle will be tonight under clear skies, while on Saturday there is a risk of some cloud appearing.

If you want to see the moon, try some of these stargazing spots in Suffolk:

  • Westleton Common Off Mill Street, Westleton
  • Athenaeum Observatory on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds
  • Orwell Park Observatory, Nacton
  • Suffolk Coast Nature Reserve in Blythburgh, Halesworth
  • Walberswick Car Park in Lodge Road, Walberswick

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