Snow Moon is out in February

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Pamela Moore
Pamela Moore of Barre took these photos of the “Snow Moon” last night. She is taking a series of photos of the full moons throughout the year.

According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the full moon in February is known as the Snow Moon because the heaviest snow usually falls during this month. Native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full moon the Full Snow Moon, according to the Almanac.

Because harsh weather conditions made hunting difficult, some tribes also called the full moon in February the “Full Hunger Moon,” according to the Almanac.