Friday, February 1, 2019

Astro-Calendar: Feb. / Largest So-Called 'Super-Moon' of 2019

                                  
Comparison of a Lunar Perigee Full Moon, a so-called "Super-Moon," of 2011 March 19 and an average-sized Full Moon of 2010 December 20, both as viewed from Earth. This month's Full Moon (Snow Moon), which occurs on Tuesday, February 19 at 10:53 a.m. EST / 15:53 UTC, will be the largest and closest Full Moon of 2019 (and, hence, considered by some a so-called "Super-Moon"), due to a Lunar Perigee (distance from Earth: 221,681 statute miles / 356,761 kilometers) on February 19 at 4:00 a.m. EST / 9:00 UTC.
(Image Sources: Wikipedia.org, By Marcoaliaslama - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14651085)

Astronomical Calendar for 2019 February ---
Link >>> http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/astrocalendar/2019.html#feb

 Related Blog Post ---

"Astro-Calendar: Jan. / Pix of NASA Fly-By of Ultima Thule." 2019 Jan. 2.

Link >>> https://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2019/01/astro-calendar-jan-nasa-flies-by-ultima.html


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