'Snow Moon' dazzles February night sky
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:06 AM - Stargazers were treated to a stunningly bright full moon Tuesday night, commonly known as the "Snow Moon."
Aside from the amazing glow it provides, there's a lot of meaning behind this February moon.
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"February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February," explains the Farmer's Almanac. "Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon."
According to the almanac, the tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon during the months in which they occurred.
"The Cherokee Native American tribe called this moon the "Bone Moon," meaning "there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup," the almanac reports.
Because the lunar cycle is about 29 days long, February has no full moon once almost every 19 years.
Weather Network viewers braved the cold Monday night to capture some incredible images of this February's moon as featured below. If you saw this moon, upload your photos or video here.
Allannah Lauren - London, Ontario
Kevin Van Ulden - Mississauga, Ontario
Shelly Allen - Pubnico, Nova Scotia
Jamie S - Hanover, Ontario
Dale Matthies - Goderich, Ontario
Karen Kennett - Oshawa, Ontario
Brent Wilson - Saint John, New Brunswick
Laurie Dominato - Oakville, Ontario
Lillian Kennedy - Maces Bay, New Brunswick
Chris Parlow - Parksville, B.C.
Full moon rising over Alberta Highway 37, Alberta, Canada | Photography by ©Jeff Wallace pic.twitter.com/Xl6Mj4YmWw— Piclogy (@Piclogy) February 20, 2016