New Year's Supermoon Tonight

December's Full Cold Supermoon as seen at sea in the Atlantic

December's Full Cold Supermoon as seen at sea in the Atlantic

The Trump directive could even open new doors for Americans to move to the moon in coming years, NASA technologist Robert P. Mueller told Newsweek in December.

The first full moon of 2018 will reach its peak tonight between January 1 and 2 - at around 2.24am. This will be the biggest supermoon of the year.

That is the point in the moon's elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth and it makes for a pretty spectacular sight.

Apogee is the opposite of perigee - meaning the moon is at its farthest from the Earth.

Check out the Roseland Observatory's handy guide to seeing the supermoon at its best below. On Jan. 31, the moon will rise at 4:54 p.m. and be visible for almost 10 hours.

While that full moon will not be as close to earth in its orbit as the one we will see tonight, it will coincide with a lunar eclipse!

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There's a reason the phrase "once in a blue moon" means something rare, but what about two blue moons happening in the same year. On January 31, a Blue Moon will rise in the sky.

Don't expect a blue color, though, the event has nothing to with the color of the moon. They typically occur around every 13 months, according to NASA. "It didn't look at all brighter than normal". First, the Virtual Telescope Project by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi will host a free webcast of the full moon rising over Rome, Italy, at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT).

Nasa is urging sky-watchers to lead their "pack" outside to take in the "wolf moon" as it's known.

Goa is one of the most popular beach and nightlife tourism destination in the country and attracts more than five million tourists every year, especially in the period from Christmas to New Year.

January's supermoons will be just the latest in a spate of supermoon events taking place in close succession.

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