Full Moon meaning: What is the meaning behind February's Snow Moon?


Amy Nieskens of the Old Farmer’s Almanac said: “February’s Full Moon is called the Full Snow Moon because typically the heaviest snows fall in February.

“In the old days, the abundant snow made it difficult to hunt and trap, so often times Native Americans would refer to this Moon as the Hunger Moon.”

There are, of course, many other names for this Moon in North America alone.

In some parts of the world, this is the Magha Purnima – the last day of the month of Magha in the Hindu and Buddhist calendar.

The Full Moon will also arrive on the day after the Chinese Lantern Festival, the traditional end of Chinese New Year celebrations.





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