Supermoon, Meteor Shower and Eclipse to Begin 2018

The moon will appear to be 16 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter tonight

The moon is called blue because it's the second full moon in the month and it's red because it's going to be eclipsed. That full moon - the second in the same calendar month - is also known as a Blue Moon. Millions of people risked their retinas to stare at it during the total solar eclipse in August, and in December President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1 to send NASA astronauts back to the moon.

A supermoon is a full moon that appears 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.

But for those in North America, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on January 31, according to EarthSky.

The full moon on January 31 is exceptional because it also occurs as a "super moon".

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PAGASA said the eclipse will begin at 6:49 p.m. on January 31 (Philippine time) and will end at 12:09 a.m. on February 1.

A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is at its closest orbit to Earth. Today, our lunar companion reaches an extreme perigee distance of 221,559 miles (356,565 kilometers). It will officially be a full moon at 8:24 p.m. local time, and it sets at 7:18 a.m. Tuesday. This one showed the supermoon rising over Rome.

In an advisory issued to all businesses located near the coastline, Goa tourism director Menino D'Souza has also cautioned against the supermoon phenomenon occurring once again on January 31.

With the moon being as close to Earth as it is, there is a significant impact on the tides.

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The moon was visible from Earth with the naked eye, just as it always is. It appeared about seven per cent larger and 15 per cent brighter.

January 2018 will have not one but two full moons.

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

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