First Supermoon of the year tonight

First Supermoon of the year tonight

First Supermoon of the year tonight

"A Super full moon looks around 12 per cent to 14 per cent bigger than its counterpart, the micro moon, and up to 7 per cent bigger than an average full moon", says timeanddate.com, a popular astrology website. You may want to bring out your binoculars or telescopes to help magnify the view.

The best viewing will be from a tall structure because the moon will be so low on the horizon.

When a February within that 19-year period has no full moon, which happens in 2018, that's when two blue moons can happen in the same calendar year. Peak viewing times for the rising of the moon are 5:04 p.m.in San Francisco, 4:34 p.m.in New York City, 6:06 p.m.in Honolulu, and 4:15 p.m.in Anchorage, Alaska. The moon won't come that close to Earth again until November 24, 2034.

Since it will not be seen anymore tonight, don't worry: another supermoon awaits at the end of the month. The next supermoon will be on January 31. A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes completely through the Earth's shadow.

The supermoon occurs in about one in ever 14 moons.

Bitter cold greets New Year in Baltimore
Be safe and Happy New Year! Expect wind chills to range from 10 above zero to 10 below zero for portions of Middle Tennessee. The mercury struggled to make it into the 30s this afternoon. 2018 is going to start on the bitterly cold side.

January 31 marks the date of a supermoon that is both blue and red.

"The wolf moon is given because you often hear wolves howling at the moon, especially during the winter time", Michelle Nichols-Yehling said, who works at the Adler Planetarium.

Check out the Roseland Observatory's handy guide to seeing the supermoon at its best below. Today's moon is expected to be 16 percent brighter and 7 percent larger than normal.

The good news... you will not have to wait long at all. I think overall, when the skies allow, the moon should make it seem a lot brighter outside along with the snow.

On this first day of the New Year, the January full moon will arrive at perigee, its closest point to Earth in an orbit. To take a photo, fit your camera with a telephoto lens and lengthen the shutter time and increase the sensitivity (ISO) to compensate for the lower nighttime light.

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