CLOSING IN. This year’s biggest and brightest super moon will be tomorrow night, igniting yet another round of lunar hype. Things should be clearing up to observe it as well. We take a look at those topics and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The “super snow moon” will be at perigee and will appear larger and brighter than normal tonight and especially tomorrow, when it’s full. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 2/18 – Calm – Hi 5, Lo -4, Wind L&V.
Tomorrow: Tue 2/19 – Tens – Hi 10, Lo -10, Wind S@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:07PM 7:19AM Fol. Day 12:09PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Moonset, sunrise and calmer conditions will start the day off in our Edge Hour.
GETTING CLOSE. The February full moon (we didn’t have one in the month last year!) is also called the snow moon, and in 2019 it will come when the moon is at perigee, or its closest point to the Earth. Learn more about how close and how much bigger it will look at EarthSky.
CLOSER TO SEASONABLE? While not hitting our average temperature of 27 for the month of February, this week’s temps improve into the teens and threaten to touch 20 degrees above zero for the first time in quite a while. The last time we’ve been in that territory was way back on Groundhog’s Day.
CLOSEST CALLS. Some of the scariest moments in spring fishing come when contact with cold water is made, whether from a boat or shore. Take the time now to be certain everyone in your household has a life jacket and wears it all season long, and consider using one while wading in chilly spring waters as well.