Why is February’s Full Moon called the Snow Moon?
The unusual name is said to originate in the time-keeping traditions of America’s Native tribes.
Different tribes would give the Full Moons different names to reflect seasonal changes in the landscape and wildlife.
June’s Strawberry Moon, for instance, signalled the wild fruit would soon be ripe for picking.
The Royal Observatory said: “The number of Moon names differs slightly from tribe to tribe, but many assign either 12 or 13 Full Moons to the year.
“These names were then adopted by the Colonial Americans and have entered popular culture; below you can see a few alternatives alongside the most popular names for each month’s Full Moon.”