HomeSpace NewsFebruary full moon 2022: The 'Snow Moon' is accompanied by predawn planets

February full moon 2022: The ‘Snow Moon’ is accompanied by predawn planets

The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, will arrive Wednesday (Feb. 16) at 11:57 a.m. EST (0457 GMT). That same day, Mercury reaches its greatest distance west of the sun, making it a bright but challenging to observe “morning star” in mid-northern latitudes. 

In New York City the full moon will rise at 5:32 p.m. local time, according to Time and Date — exactly the time of sunset, so from an area with a flat horizon (open fields or water are good candidates) one can watch the sunset and moonrise at the same time. 

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