Jordan | Find out when the “Younger February Full Moon” will appear.

2024-02-06 2024-02-06T09:52:10Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - The President of the Jordanian Astronomical Society, Ammar Al-Sakkji, said that the Jordanian sky will witness the “Younger February Full Moon” on Saturday , February 24 , as the full moon cycle will be completed at exactly 3:30 in the afternoon that day, Jordanian time.

Al-Sakji explained in a statement issued on Monday that, due to the geographical location of Jordan, the full moon at this time will be below the horizon, which means it cannot be seen from Jordan at that moment.

He pointed out that the full moon will rise on the same day after three hours, that is, at 6:30 pm , where it will be visible from Jordan from sunrise until sunset, and the position of the moon at the moment of the full moon will be in the sign of Leo.

What is the Snow Moon or February's Younger Full Moon?

The Snow Moon, also known as the second full moon of 2024 , will be the third full moon of the winter season of 2023-2024.

This moon is called the “Snow Moon” because its appearance coincides with the month of February, which is usually characterized by low temperatures in most regions of the Northern Hemisphere, leading to snowfall in many areas. The moon’s name goes back to some Native American tribes. Which gave him this name; Due to the scarcity of food sources and the difficulty of hunting during the middle of winter.

How can we distinguish between the size of the full moon... between the smallest and the largest?

The Snowy Full Moon, also known as the Lesser Full Moon, is characterized by its small size compared to the regular full moon, and this name is due to its coincidence with the farthest point in the Moon’s orbit from the Earth, where the distance is approximately 404 thousand kilometers. In contrast, the “Great Full Moon” is distinguished by its coincidence with perigee, the closest point. In the Moon's orbit to Earth, the distance is approximately 393 thousand kilometers.

There may be difficulty in distinguishing between the size of the full moon or its brightness with the naked eye, whether it is the smallest or largest full moon, due to the presence of the full moon at the perigee or apogee point. This is related to the term “moon illusion,” and how close the moon is to the horizon, as the moon appears to be larger at Proximity to the horizon compared to its appearance in the sky, which is an optical illusion that has been recognized since ancient times and recorded in various cultures.

The size and brightness of the moon depends on the moon's distance from us and its illumination, which results in a difference in visibility between perigee and apogee.

Read also:

Full moon calendar for the year 2024, in which we will see 12 full moons, including 4 supermoons

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Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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