One thing is certain: The full “snow moon” of February 2020 will officially reach its fullest phase early Sunday morning, Feb. 9.
What’s uncertain: Will it be tracking close enough to the Earth to be considered a supermoon?
It all depends on who you talk to and which standard is being used to determine what defines a supermoon. Some astronomy writers and bloggers are calling the upcoming full moon the “super snow moon,” saying it should be classified as a supermoon. Others are throwing kryptonite on this super-hyped nickname.