Yesterday, on the 1st of January, you had the chance to witness the very first supermoon of 2018.
Many different cultures from all over the globe have gave various names to each full moon that can happen in the year that follows.
Supermoon (the phenomenon you could’ve witness yesterday) is when a full moon arrives near the part of its orbit that appears to be closest to the Earth.
The human eye has a hard time spotting the difference between a regular moon and a supermoon.
Even if this is over, we have the honor to witness this event one more time. The first time it happened on the 3rd of December, the next one is on the 1st of January, and the next one you can’t miss will happen on the 31st of January.
Even NASA says on the post called “supermoon trilogy” has explained that the last one will be really worth seeing.
When there is a second full moon in the same month, it is called a blue moon. This phenomenon usually happens only once in almost three years.
“The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth’s atmosphere. Often cast in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, totally eclipsed Moons are sometimes called ‘blood moons.’”
Noah Petro from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said: “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.”
“The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon,” he said, “not just that once, but every chance they have!”