Supermoon gets 2018 off to big, bright start

A 2016 supermoon in Michigan. MLive file art

The big event is coming on January 31, when another supermoon is set to light up the sky - making it, as some have pointed out, a "blue supermoon".

The month's second supermoon will occur on 31 January when there will be a total lunar eclipse or blood moon.

A supermoon is a full moon that appears 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter. Marie, Timmins and Elliot Lake will enjoy a view of the full lunar eclipse beginning about 6:50 a.m. and lasting about 12 minutes while North Bay, Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, Guelph and Barrie will be able to view a partial lunar eclipse at that time. It happens each month but tonight's moon is the closest of 2018.

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A supermoon is a full moon which reaches its fullest point when it is closest to Earth in its monthly orbit (perigee).

'The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth's atmosphere.

According to the Space Sciences and Astronomy Section of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), today's supermoon was visible at 10:24 a.m. "Normally, we are used to seeing the full moon rising above the eastern horizon, but this time it will be best to watch it setting over the western horizon early in the morning", he explained. It was the closest approach to Earth since 1948.

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What if I miss this Supermoon, how long will I have to wait for the next one? This year on Halloween, for instance, the last-quarter moon will come within less than 4 hours of perigee.

In case you don't remember, a "supermoon" occurs when the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky.

"As long as it's clear out, you'll have no trouble seeing the moon at all", she said.

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