Supermoon on Feb. 19 should be outstanding


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — On February 19, we will enjoy a view of our second supermoon of the year.

The full moon on Tuesday night will be the largest and closest supermoon of 2019.

A supermoon is a full or new moon that coincides with the point when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. The moon on February 19 will appear 7 percent larger and 15 percent brighter than usual.

The modern definition of a supermoon is a full or new moon coming within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth. The Snow Moon will come within 221,681 miles in its nearest approach to Earth at perigee on February 19.

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