On the last Saturday of February you will be able to see this astronomical phenomenon

On the last Saturday of February you will be able to see this astronomical phenomenon

The full moon is approaching again, which can be admired in a better way during the phenomenon of the snow moon this month of February 2024.

According to him United States National Weather Servicethe snow moon received this name from the Native Americans, since on these dates the region recorded a greater number of snow events.

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Another name would be ‘micromoon’, it is known as this because the celestial body is located at the furthest point from our planet, although it has this visual effect of looking smaller, it does not change its size.


The next full Moon will occur in the month of February, specifically on the 24th of 2024.

The maximum intensity of its brightness It will be reached a few minutes before 6:30 a.m.because the fundamental characteristic of this lunar phase is that its entire surface is illuminated.


1. New Moon: During this phase, the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun.

2. Crescent: As the illuminated surface of the Moon increases, it enters a phase called crescent and less than half appears full.

3. First quarter: In this phase half of the Moon is illuminated.

4. Waxing gibbous moon: When the Moon is more than half full and the illuminated surface continues to increase, it is called a waxing gibbous moon.

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5. Full Moon: the Moon is behind the Earth with respect to the Sun and its face is fully illuminated.

6. Waning Gibbous Moon: This is the stage in which more than half of the Moon is illuminated, but the illuminated surface that we can see is decreasing.

7. Last quarter: only half of the Moon is illuminated again, but the visible surface is decreasing.

8. Last quarter: As the next new moon approaches, the Moon is once again reduced to a quarter and less than half is illuminated.

These are the phases of the moon, according to National Geographic.


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