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Check out the snow moon in Wisconsin this weekend – it’s also a supermoon

Jake Prinsen
Green Bay Press-Gazette

The full moon will light up the night sky this weekend, and it might look even bigger and brighter than usual.

The celestial event, known as a snow moon, will happen at 1:33 a.m. Sunday, but the moon will look full all weekend, according to NASA.

The snow moon was named by Native American tribes in the northeastern United States because of February’s winter weather, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

It’s the second full moon of winter, and this year’s is a supermoon, which means the moon is at its closest point to earth in its orbit and will look even larger when rising and setting.

That’s if cloudy cover doesn’t ruin it. The National Weather Service predicts a chance of snow for much of the state Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The snow moon also coincides with many important cultural events around the word, including the end of the Chinese New Year, the Buddhist festival Magha Puja and the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat, according to NASA.

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