Do you know the name of tonight's full moon?

February 10, 2017

Did you know that every full moon has a name? That's because Native American tribes used the different full moons to keep track of the seasons. January's full moon is called the Wolf Moon since the hungry wolf packs could be heard howling loudly by the tribes. February's full moon is called the Snow Moon because it's when the heaviest snows would typically fall and if you tell this to one of your friends in NY this weekend I'm sure they'll agree! 

This evening there is also a lunar eclipse happening and will be visible at 6:45pm CST. It's a penumbral lunar eclipse and it's one that tends to be the least noticeable. Some might look and see the Earth's  shadow inching across the moon and others might look at the moon and see no difference at all. Here's a little lunar eclipse tutorial to refresh what you learned in Astronomy 101.