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Supermoon trilogy 2017-2018
23:34, 4 December 2017
Supermoon trilogy 2017-2018

The first supermoon appeared on December 3, 2017, the next will be on January 1 and January 31, 2018

23:34, 4 December 2017

 

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A supermoon is a full moon that stays at the closest distance to the Earth at the elliptic orbit. It will appear bigger by 14% and brighter by 30% than usually due to this as NASA reported.

NASA

The supermoon trilogy began on December 3 and will continue on January 1 and January 31, 2018.

Talking about the supermoon on January 31, it will be seen from the western part of North America across the Pacific to Eastern Asia as there will be a total lunar eclipse.

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‘The lunar eclipse on January 31 will be visible during moonset. Folks in the Eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it’, Noah Petro, the research scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center said.

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Moreover, it will be the second full moon of the month that is usually called Blue Moon so this time it also will be a super blue Moon. Blue Moons happen every two and a half years, on average. With the total eclipse, it will be a royal spectacle indeed: a ‘super blue blood’ Moon.

NASA

According to this, those who did not succeed to enjoy the supermoon on December 3 will also have a possibility to see a special moon on January 31, 2018.

 

 

 

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