The Moon Will Look Cool in January

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, December 30, 2017
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There will be several astonishing events in the night sky next month.

January will feature two supermoons, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.

It all kicks off with the first supermoon on January 2. The second supermoon will happen on the 31st.

A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the Moon.

The blue moon happens on the 30th. A blue Moon is the second Full Moon in a month with two Full Moons.

A total lunar eclipse will occur that same night.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra. This can occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle.



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