STARGAZERS should be able to spot a 'super snow moon' in the skies tonight. 

In what is expected to be the 'biggest and brightest' full moon of the year, the phenomenon is the second of three special winter lunar events in 2019.

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Picture of the Super Blood Wolf Moon taken by Zoltan Romvari last month

A Supermoon is a full moon that appears larger in the sky than usual, as it is at the closest point in its orbit to the Earth.

Tonight's moon should appear 14 per cent larger and up to 30 per cent brighter than a normal moon.

February's supermoon is called the snow moon because the month is traditionally the one with the greatest amount of snowfall. 

It was so bright over America last night, one news reporter claimed you could see your own shadow in the moonlight.

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Chris Jones took this picture of the Moon earlier this week

Last month the Super Blood Wolf Moon was captured by photographers who stayed awake into the early hours of the morning.

This time you should be able to see the super snow moon much earlier in the evening as long as there is a break in the cloud. 

The next full moon, on March 21, is known as the worm moon.