The full moon instant occurs on February 9, 2020, at 7:33 UTC. The moon will appear full to the eye on both February 8 and 9. It’ll be near the star Regulus in Leo. We in North America call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.
This evening – February 3, 2020 – use the moon to find Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Aldebaran is a reddish star and represents the Bull’s fiery eye. Also, watch for the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades nearby.
Chinese New Year 2020 falls on January 25 in Asia (January 24 in the west), beginning the Year of the Rat. China’s public holiday will be January 24-30. In Beijing this week, Chinese health officials expressed concerns about a coronavirus now spreading during this heavy travel season in Asia.