NASA: 1st Supermoon of 2018 to be on New Year's Day

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The first full moon of 2018 will take place on New Year's Day.

According to NASA, the full moon, nicknamed a wolf moon, will take place on January 1st and it will be a supermoon.

A supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day that it reaches its perigree, the point in the moon’s elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth.

But if you miss the supermoon on New Year’s Day, don’t worry. On January 31, another supermoon is set to light up the sky.

January’s supermoons will be just the latest in a series of supermoon events taking place in close period of time. The last one occurred on December 3rd.