Once in a blue moon happening twice in 2018

Once in a blue moon happening twice in 2018

A supermoon will be visible in the skies over OR on New Year's Night, providing the illusion of being a larger moon.

The Jan. 31 supermoon will also be referred to as a blue moon because it will be the second full moon of the month. The supermoon on January 31 is also known as the Blue Moon since it's the second full moon of January.

Stargazers tonight will see that the moon appears to be both bigger and brighter tonight. "On the night of January 1, those living close to the 20-degree latitude would have seen the shadows of vertical objects disappear for a while, as the moon passed from overhead". This is the biggest full moon of 2018.

This is a Supermoon. meaning that the full moon is occurring when the moon is at or near it's closest approach to the earth on it's orbit. Today, our lunar companion reaches an extreme perigee distance of 221,559 miles (356,565 kilometers).

Beach shack operators had complained about a lack of warning earlier this month, after a combination of cyclone Ockhi and Supermoon wrecked havoc on the beaches, with the rising water damaging several beach shacks and eroding beach stretches, popular with tourists.

Plane crashes in Costa Rica killing at least 12 people
The US State Department said it was working with Costa Rican authorities to determine if the plane carried US citizens. The ministry released photographs of the crash site, showing the burning wreckage of the plane.

At 6:24 p.m., the moon was full. It appeared about seven per cent larger and 15 per cent brighter.

The moon just like the Earth does not have a completely round orbit. When added to the glow of a full moon, the difference is hardly perceptible to the human eye.

And there have been some pretty amusing reactions to seeing the moon, presumably because the only other choice late on New Year's Day is watching the final of the darts or a Bond movie.

What if I miss this Supermoon, how long will I have to wait for the next one?

"The best thing about this, with lunar eclipses it doesn't matter where you are because the moon is so bright and visible", Bonadurer said.

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