On February 27th, 2021, the Snow Moon will come blowing into the cold winter night sky. This full moon is the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. So, why is this moon named the Snow Moon? Does it snow more when it is in the night sky? Let’s find out together.
Why is it called the Snow Moon?
The Snow Moon is the full moon that occurs in February. February is the snowiest month in North America, so the European colonists aptly named this moon after that fact. The moon has a few more names, such as the Groundhog Moon. The groundhog did see his shadow this year, so his prediction of 6 more weeks of winter was correct. There is no evidence that it snows more on the night of the Snow Moon, but since it’s snowy in February overall, the name is still appropriate. February is almost over, and hopefully, it will take some winter with it.