Full Snow Moon

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Colleen Quinnell/The Old Farmer's Almanac

Bundle Up for the full Snow Moon!

In February, the full Moon is called the Snow Moon! This Moon follows January’s Wolf Moon.

Why is it called the Snow Moon? 

Traditionally, February is one of the snowiest months of winter. On average, February is the month when the United States receives the most snow. 

When to See the Snow Moon

This year, the full Snow Moon reaches peak illumination on Sunday, February 5 at 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time. It will be below the horizon at this time, so for the best view of this Moon, look for it starting the night before or later on Sunday. The Moon will drift above the horizon in the east around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight.

Learn more about the Moon names for every month, including your birthday month!