What better way to start 2018 than to look to the sky and catch a glimpse the beautiful Wolf Moon, peaking on January the 2nd. The Wolf Moon will even more spectacular as it is also a supermoon, meaning the full moon coincides with the point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the full moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. January’s full moon is the second of three back to back supermoons.
But it doesn’t end there….
January 2018 will see two full moons. The second full moon in one calendar month is called a Blue Moon. This is where the expression ‘Once in a blue moon’ comes from, meaning something happening rarely (but in reality a blue moon actually happens about every thirty-two months or so). The Blue Moon will be the second and last supermoon of 2018 and will also coincide with a lunar eclipse! When a full moon temporarily turns red during a total lunar eclipse it is called a Blood Moon.
So make sure you catch a glimpse of the Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st!