Although February is generally the quietest month for celestial events, each year we are graced with a Snow Moon in the second month of the year.

Snow Moon meaning

Snow Moon is the name for February’s full moon, named as such due to the month’s colder temperature and to work with the seasonal elements of the lunar calendar.

The snow moon is a breathtaking event as the moon’s appearance shines so brightly and its white, large appearance takes over the sky.

But with stormy weather predicted in the days ahead, will we be able to catch a glimpse of the Snow Moon in the UK this year?

How to see the Snow Moon in the UK

According to Science Focus, the moon will appear in the night sky on Wednesday, February 16 and will be north of Regulus, the brightest star in Leo the Lion constellation.

It will reach its peak brightness at 4.56pm, following the moonrise at 4.52pm just before sunset at 5.17pm.

As always, the best chance of seeing a full moon is on a clear night away from any light pollution.

Visit the Met Office website to check your local forecast for Wednesday’s snow moon.