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  • The First Supermoon of 2018 Arrives on New Year's Day

    12/30/2017 2:41:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    time.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Aric Jenkins
    The new year will be off to a celestial start with the appearance of a bigger and brighter supermoon — this time nicknamed the “wolf moon.” The supermoon is a nickname of its own, referring to a full moon that appears larger and more luminous due to its increased proximity to the Earth. The wolf moon, however, refers to the first full moon of the new year, which so happens to fall on New Year’s Day this time around, according to NASA. The second of a “supermoon trilogy” that began with a supermoon at this beginning of this month, the...
  • Tonight: Year's Biggest Full Moon, Mars Create Sky Show

    01/29/2010 2:08:21 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 1,131+ views
    National Geographic ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | Andrew Fazekas
    The biggest full moon of 2010 will rise in the east tonight, and it'll appear with a bright sidekick: Mars will cozy up just to the left of the supersize moon. January's full moon is also called the wolf moon, according to Native American tradition associating this month's full moon with wolves howling in the cold midwinter. (Take a moon myths and mysteries quiz.) The 2010 wolf moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon this year, because our cosmic neighbor will actually be closer to Earth than usual. The moon will be...