(CNN/KDKA) — Make sure you look up this week: a Snow Moon will be taking over the sky on Sunday.
The year started off with a meteor shower and the first month of 2020 had a penumbral lunar eclipse during the full moon.
Now, the next full moon, called a Snow Moon, will be Feb. 9. According to Time and Date, the best time for Pittsburgh to see the moon will be Feb. 9 at 2:33 a.m.
Each moon has its own name associated with the full moon. In January, it’s known as the “wolf moon,” inspired by hungry wolves that howled outside of villages long ago, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
February’s Snow Moon is simply named after the snow on the ground this time of the year.
Full moons in 2020
Normally, there are 12 full moons in a year because one occurs each month. But in 2020, October will have two full moons, once on October 1 and then again on October 31.
Two full moons in the same month is known as a “blue moon.” And the fact that the second one falls on Halloween truly makes this event “once in a blue moon.”
This year will also have two supermoons, when the moon appears even larger and brighter in our sky. They will happen on March 9 and April 7.
Here are all of the full moons and their names occurring this year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac:
- January 10 — Wolf moon
- February 9 — Snow moon
- March 9 — Worm moon
- April 7 — Pink moon
- May 7 — Flower moon
- June 5 — Strawberry moon
- July 5 — Buck moon
- August 3 — Sturgeon moon
- September 2 — Corn moon
- October 1 — Harvest moon
- October 31 — Blue moon
- November 30 — Beaver moon
- December 29 — Cold moon
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