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Supermoon on February 19
February 14, 2019

The year’s biggest supermoon will be on February 19, 2019. It will appear plenty full to the eye on February 18th. The bright star accompanying the February full moon is Regulus, the brightest in the constellation Leo the Lion.

For Pinedale viewers, the full moon moment arrives on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 around 8:53a.m. Mountain Time.

The next supermoon will be on March 21, 2019. There was another one on January 21st. These full moons are regarded as supermoons because of their relative nearness to Earth making them appear larger than normal. The February full moon is the closest of this year’s 12 full moons.
2019 Jan 21 full moon: 357,715 km (222,274 miles)
2019 Feb 19 full moon: 356,846 km (221,734 miles)
2019 Mar 21 full moon: 360,772 km (224,173 miles)

When the full moon is farthest away (a micro-moon) on September 14, 2019, it will swing 30,697 miles further away than during the supermoon.

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