Have you seen the full “snow moon” rising? The third and final full moon of winter – and one of the highest in 2021 – brought in attackers and photographers around the world, but it was a particularly special full moon in Asia.
Officially full at 08:17 Universal Time on Saturday, February 27, 2021, while in Leo’s constellation, our satellite’s peak of brightness sparked the Asia Lantern Festival to cover the New Year celebrations of the moon (also known as the “Spring Festival”). 15 days before.
The first day of the new lunar year (Taurus Year) was Friday, February 12, 2021, but the Lantern Festival – also known as “Yuanxiao” and “Shangyan” – is a time for candles and the date of eating rice dumplings.
However, the full moon is a global event – and its monthly rise in the eastern sky at dusk is a phenomenon observed throughout human history.
A full moon is when the earth is between the sun and the moon. During this period of the Moon’s Earth orbit, the Moon appears to be completely illuminated when viewed from Earth. A full moon happens once in every orbit of the earth – “moon-moon” (month).
The full moon of February is known as the full “snow moon” in North America, while in Europe it is known as the “storm moon”.
The names popularly used for full moons are mostly repeated to those that were used – or said they were used (there is no written record) – by Native American tribes. Hence the name “Snow Moon” in February, although there were many Native American tribes.
as per MungiantAlthough “Snow Moon” was a popular name for the full moon of February throughout North America, the Cherokee tribe called it the “Bone Moon” and the Calafia tribe called it the “Moon Out of Food” because winter supplies were reduced to the bone.
However, for the Hopi tribe it was the “Moon of Purification and Renewal” as it was the first full moon of the lunar calendar year. In Europe it is called by the Celts the “Ice Moon”.
The next full moon will be the first in the spring of 2021 – “Worm Moon” – which will rise on Sunday, March 28, 2021.