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Full 'Snow Moon' Shines in Sky Over Tehran - Video

© AP Photo / Charlie RiedelThe full moon rises silhouetting roller coaster riders at the Worlds of Fun amusement park on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo
The full moon rises silhouetting roller coaster riders at the Worlds of Fun amusement park on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.02.2021
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The name of the moon traces back to Native American tradition and refers to heavy snows usually associated with this time period - which also earned our satellite the name “Hunger Moon”.

Sputnik is live from Tehran, Iran as a full “Snow Moon” has lit up the sky on Saturday, 27 February.

The moon's monikers come from Native American folklore and were usually associated with the peculiarities of the entire month in which the full moon occurred.

Just as the name suggests, the Snow Moon heralded the period of snowy conditions and lack of provision, which is why it is also occasionally called the Hunger Moon.

Folklore aside, the full moon occurs when our planet is located between the Sun and our natural satellite, which makes it fully illuminated.

Tune in to Sputnik's live feed to find out more!

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