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January 2018 Brings Super Moons, Blood Moon, Blue Moon

30 December 2017

There will be more than just fireworks lighting up the night sky this New Year's.

Those who miss the chance to spot the New Year's Day moon will get another chance on the last day of the month.

Mother Nature is preparing to offer a nice little treat to the hungover people of the world on the first day of 2018. It'll be the first of 2018 and it will be closely followed by another at the end of the month, the celestial event known as a blue moon.

Astrologer Richard Nolle first defined the term supermoon in 1979 as he explained that the phenomenon "is a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90 per cent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit".

The eclipse of the moon will happen the evening of January 31 or the morning of February 1. Unfortunately, the blue moon won't actually be blue in color.

If you're trying to photograph the moon, be sure to position it near a reference point, like a local landmark, to give viewers perspective on size, NASA's senior photographer Bill Ingalls said in a tip sheet for photographing a supermoon. Really, this is the astrological event that is a true must-see in January.

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The second full moon, or blue moon, which also comes with a lunar eclipse, will occur on the night of January 31 for most. The first supermoon of 2018 is called the 'Full Wolf Moon, ' and it will be visible starting early in the night on New Year's day, while the second supermoon is what is known as a 'blue moon'.

So the moon won't be as bright, but it will "take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow", NASA says, and could take on a "reddish hue".

And as a post by NASA on the "supermoon trilogy" explains, the January 31 supermoon will be definitely worth taking a look at.

After that, another supermoon will start on the night of January 30 but won't hit its full phase until around 8:30AM EST on January 31.

The lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere in nighttime unlike the solar eclipses which can be seen from specific places. Check out The Virtual Telescope Project or Slooh.com, which livestreams supermoons.

January 2018 Brings Super Moons, Blood Moon, Blue Moon