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While the blanket of snow subsided in the almost-spring sunshine, the Snow Moon waxed to its fullest on Feb. 27. According to timeanddate.com, this name of this full moon refers to the idea that February is the snowiest month of the year. Some Native American tribes called it the Hunger Moon because of the harsh conditions for finding food at this time of year. Because it is the shortest month, about every 19 years February has no full moon, and that condition is called the Black Moon.
February had no full moon in 2018, timeanddate.com reports, but the preceding and succeeding months each had two full moons – a blue moon in January and March of that year.