In Native American lore, the full Moon in February is called the Snow Moon, as this time of year usually signals the deepest snows of winter in the now cold northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the full moon fell on February 25th and here are a few images shared by our readers. Above is a classic view of a winter evening in the north — especially where I used to live in Minnesota, but also where Rick Stankiewicz lives in Ontario, Canada.
“I was fishing for walleye with some friends on the Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario) near Belleville, Ontario,” Rick wrote, “and I was fortunate to be in an opportune location to see the Moon rising in the eastern sky. “A pale pastel pink disc appeared initially, but as the minutes wore on and the lunar disk rose higher above the horizon it grew brighter and transformed from pink, then red, then orange as it evaded more and more of the earth’s atmosphere along the horizon. What a wonderful sight and this made the whole trip worth the effort. Our fishing party caught one nice fish this trip but the rising of the Snow Moon was the ‘icing on the cake’ for me.”
A beautiful shot too!
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Here’s a fun panoramic view of the full Moon, which seemingly creates a little snow covered planet with the full Moon in the sky. This was sent in by Göran Strand from Sweden: “I wanted to catch the Moon in a snowy environment,” Göran wrote, “so me and my friend went out on Storsjöns snow-covered ice here in Östersund, Sweden….As a bonus, a light mist came in over the lake just as we arrived.”
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