A full moon, an eclipse and a comet — all in one night

By Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News Posted: Feb 10, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 9:20 AM ET

This weekend offers a good reminder that there’s a lot going on in space

Friday is a night full of fun astronomical treats.

First, there’s February’s full moon, called the Snow Moon — named for the typically cold and snowy weather this time of year.

All full moons are given nicknames, such as January’s Wolf Moon, the Strawberry Moon in May, and, of course, the Harvest Moon — the one nearest the autumnal equinox in either September or October.

The Snow Moon will rise around 5:35 p.m in Toronto and at 5:26 p.m. in Vancouver.

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

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We see so many “year in review” articles and social media posts around this time every year, but there’s something off about them…

Do you notice it, too? They’re just depressing.

We think there’s more to the world than that, and we were inspired by Col. Chris Hadfield’s example of celebrating the amazing things that happened recently.