Supermoon Over San Francisco? | 2020
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Saturday, February 8, 2020
“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | 2020
On February 9th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 11:34 pm pst when the moon will appear its largest.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year.
Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some tribes as the Full Hunger Moon, since the harsh weather made hunting difficult.
This is also the first of four supermoons for 2020. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
Please note: In 2020, there’s some discrepancies regarding how many supermoons we’ll have this year. Experts disagree on whether the full moon on February 9, 2020 is considered a super moon because the term supermoon has some ambiguity. Either way, look up at a cool full moon. Read more about what is a supermoon.
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