The explanation behind February’s full Moon name is straightforward: it’s known as the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February. This month’s Moon also has a connection to animals. The Cree call this the Bald Eagle Moon or Eagle Moon. The Ojibwe Bear Moon and Tlingit Black Bear Moon refer to the time when bear cubs are born. The Dakota call this the Raccoon Moon, and for the Haida, it’s the Goose Moon. This month’s moon is also associated with scarcity. The Cherokee names of Month of the Bony Moon and Hungry Moon give evidence to the fact that food was hard to come by at this time.