2018’s First Supermoon Just Fell on New Year’s Day

A new year, a new supermoon. Looks like we’re off to a good start as 2018 kicked off with an interesting omen: the first supermoon of the year fell on none other than New Year’s Day itself!

According to NASA, a supermoon is when the moon is either full or new and is closest to the earth during its orbit. A full supermoon can appear to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon.

Interestingly, the world was treated to just one supermoon last year, and it fell on the last full moon of the year, December 3. This year, however, we only get to witness two supermoons, and the first one, nicknamed as the Wolf Moon has already commenced. The second one also takes place THIS month, and it’s a blue moon, to boot!

Better plan that romantic date this month, then.

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