Daily Postcard: Snow Moon Over White Rock

The Snow Moon with clouds beginning to cover it Monday evening over White Rock. The full moon this morning, Feb. 19, will be the brightest and largest supermoon in 2019, appearing about 10 percent larger than normal, according to space.com. February’s full moon, nicknamed ‘Snow Moon’, appears larger than normal because it will be closer in its orbit to the Earth than at any other point in 2019. The name Snow Moon comes from the typically heavy snowfall across parts of the U.S. in February. Different Native American tribes had other names for February’s moon. The Cherokee referred to it as the ‘Bone Moon’, because it came at a time of the year when people had so little food, they had to resort to eating bone marrow soup, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs