February’s full moon is traditionally known as the Snow Moon in the northern hemisphere and typically symbolises the beginning of spring. The moon will reach its peak at 8.17am GMT on Saturday but will appear full in the sky on both Friday and Saturday night. Some North American tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to the scarce food sources and hard hunting conditions during mid-winter, while others named it the Storm Moon.
In Australia we should call it the Summer Bat Moon because the sunsets and sunrises are particularly vivid this time of the year, and this year has seen the Bats migrating back to the Islands…and its the sunset time that they fly back in great numbers. The full moon was rising as the bats arrived