2019’s Biggest “Supermoon” | February 19
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco
From around the world, the moon will look plenty full to the eye tonight (February 18-19) and tomorrow night (February 19-20) as it parades across the nighttime sky. Read more on EarthSky.
Best chance for photos of the Super Moon: Moonrise/Moonset
As long as weather coorporates, the best time to take photos of a Super Moon is either right around moonrise or moonset as the moon will be closest to the horizon so you can see the moon relative to hills, trees or buildings for a frame of reference.
- Monday 2/18 Moonrise – 5:00pm
- Tuesday 2/19 Moonset – 7:10am
- Tuesday 2/19 Moonrise – 6:14pm
- Wednesday 2/20 Moonset – 7:50am
Although the moon appears full for a few to several nights in succession, the moon is only truly full for a fleeting instant – when the moon lies 180 degrees opposite the sun, from the vantage point of Earth.
The full moon on February 19, 2019, counts as the most “super” of these full supermoons because it’s the full moon that most closely aligns with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.
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