Don't you just love a good moon? We sure do - there's just something magical about that big glowing orb in the sky.

On our earth that's increasingly seeming like a scary place, the moon remains basically untouched and still has that mysterious, mystical beauty about it.

And the second full moon of the decade seems set to be a smasher. Scroll on for all the details - and keep your eyes on the skies!

Ready to look up?

The second full moon of the decade is set to appear today!

What do you need to see it?

Well, actually, you didn't need any fancy equipment to catch this moon - you just need to know what you're looking for.

It's not gonna be too hard to spot.

Because this moon is particularly oversized. It's known as a "super moon."

It's worth looking out for.

The second full moon of the decade is called the snow moon.

And, depending on where you are...

You'll be able to spot it in the sky this weekend!

So, why does this moon look so big?

It's all to do with its position in the sky.

During a super moon, the moon is at "perigee."

This means it's at the point of its orbit when its closest to earth.

It's set to reach its peak at 2:33 AM EST on February 9th.

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And the reason it's closer to earth is because of the gravitational pull of the orbit.

So, why is it called the snow moon?

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Well, the reason is surprisingly simple - it's because February is, on average, the snowiest month of the year.

The name comes from indigenous American mythology.

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"As the midwinter moon or the second full moon of winter, the Native American tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States called this the Snow Moon or the Hunger Moon," writes NASA.

"It was known as the Snow Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season."

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In fact, every moon of the year gets a special name.

But why?

Well, they're all based on ancient mythology and astrological beliefs.

And (obviously) this isn't the only moon action we get this year.

Normally, we get twelve full moons annually.

But this year, we get thirteen.

October has full moons - the second of which is called a blue moon.

You know the phrase "once in a blue moon?"

That's where it comes from! You learn something new every day.

But to make this blue moon even spookier?

It falls on Halloween - making it an even rarer occurrence.

It's set to be a stellar year for moon lovers.

We're also set to have 2 more supermoons on March 9th and April 7th.

Here's a full list of the moon dates for your diary.

February 9th has the snow moon, March 9th has the worm moon, April 7th the pink moon, May 7th the flower moon, June 5th the strawberry moon, July 5th the buck moon, August 3rd the sturgeon moon, September 2nd the corn moon, October 1st the harvest moon, October 31st the blue moon, November 30the the beaver moon, and December 29th the cold moon.

Lots to look forward to!

But if you're truly passionate about the moon, scroll on. NASA is planning on sending people back there in 2024!