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Video: Snow moon lights up San Diego sky

'How to see the next full moon this weekend'
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Posted at 9:13 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 00:13:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The last weekend of February begins with a bright full moon, the snow moon, shining in the sky.

February’s full moon is called the Snow Moon because it’s the middle of winter, and for many parts of the country, this is typically the snowiest time of year.

Catch the snow moon as it rises around nightfall on Friday, Feb. 26. When it's low on the horizon, the moon will look bigger than normal, potentially making for a good backdrop for stunning winter photos, according to AccuWeather.

Here are the full moons for 2021, according to NASA:

DateNameU.S. Eastern TimeUTC
Jan 28Wolf Moon2:16 p.m.19:16
Feb 27Snow Moon3:17 a.m.8:17
Mar 28Worm Moon2:48 p.m.18:48
Apr 26Pink Moon11:31 p.m.3:31 (Apr. 27)
May 26Flower Moon7:14 a.m.11:14
Jun 24Strawberry Moon2:40 p.m.18:40
Jul 23Buck Moon10:37 a.m.2:37 (Jul 24)
Aug 22Sturgeon Moon8:02 a.m.12:02
Sep 20Corn Moon7:55 a.m.23:55
Oct 20Harvest Moon10:57 a.m.14:57
Nov 19Beaver Moon3:58 a.m.8:58
Dec 18Cold Moon11:36 p.m.4:36 (Dec 19)