A supermoon will be visible in the skies over OR on New Year's Night, providing the illusion of being a larger moon. A second full moon in a calendar month is considered a "blue moon".
Aside from the lunar eclipse, there will also be a second full moon - also known as a blue moon - on January 31.
Tonight's full moon is the closest and brightest of the year. Marie, Timmins and Elliot Lake will enjoy a view of the full lunar eclipse beginning about 6:50 a.m. and lasting about 12 minutes while North Bay, Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, Guelph and Barrie will be able to view a partial lunar eclipse at that time. It will also serve as our last Supermoon of 2018. The moon rises at 4:17 p.m. 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.
This evening, pictures show the blood-red moon rising over Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear. But let's stick with Wolf Moon, it sounds a bit more like a Nineties rap album.
The full moon on January 2 was also a super moon because it was within 361,000 kms.
It will be the largest moon that appears in the sky this year. "It didn't look at all brighter than normal". "At that time, the distance of the moon from the Earth will be 3,56,846 km".
What if I miss this Supermoon, how long will I have to wait for the next one? It was the closest approach to Earth since 1948.
"The best thing about this, with lunar eclipses it doesn't matter where you are because the moon is so bright and visible", Bonadurer said. And the margin for a supermoon seems to be widening, as full moons that occur within one or two days of perigee are sometimes given the "super" moniker.