Full moon in February

February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Historically, First Nations often called this the Hunger Moon as hunting becomes very difficult. The Cherokee First Nations called it the Bone Moon because there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup. Take a look at the skies tonight and you may see Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, shining brightly as a ‘silvery star’ in the constellation Leo. This photo was taken in Westview over the weekend. Pic Cred: Caroline Jobe.

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