Full 'Wolf Moon' to illuminate sky tonight


But the celestial anomaly is set to be even brighter tonight, and comes after December's dazzling supermoon. A supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full the same day it reaches its perigee, its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

In case you don't remember, a "supermoon" occurs when the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky.

In the United Kingdom, the peak point was just before 2.30am on Tuesday but we reckon it looked pretty impressive earlier in the evening! Don't worry, January will have another full moon this month, making it a "Blue Moon".

Brian Sheen from the Roseland Observatory told Pirate FM that the second will be on the 31st of the month.

"The wolf moon is given because you often hear wolves howling at the moon, especially during the winter time", Michelle Nichols-Yehling said, who works at the Adler Planetarium. It appears 14% bigger than normal and is therefore pretty spectactular and attracts a lot of attention. During the eclipse, the moon will slowly lose it's brightness and take on a reddish color.

This month's total lunar eclipse is said to be extraordinary as it will be the first total eclipse of a blue moon in 150 years, according to Space.com. In Bonadurer's monthly newsletter to Milwaukee Public Museum planetarium visitors and astronomy fans, he's calling the January 31 event a "super, blue, blood moon".

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The ministry also said later that 10 foreigners were passengers aboard the plane, which was flown by two Costa Rican pilots. The plane was believed to be carrying 10 passengers, at least five of whom shared the same last name, and two pilots.

People will also be able to witness the total lunar eclipse on January 31. That was the first and only supermoon of 2017. It looks slightly larger and slightly brighter, and definitely catches the eye.

New Year celebrations will begin with a touch of caution in Goa, with tourism authorities in the coastal state warning of unusual tidal activity and possible flooding of beaches on Monday due to the supermoon phenomenon on January 2.

Twitter users around the world have shared images of the January 1 supermoon.

Also, the 2nd full moon is extra special, as it is many times referred to as the "blue moon" being the 2nd in a month.

Goa is one of the most popular beach and nightlife tourism destination in the country and attracts more than five million tourists every year, especially in the period from Christmas to New Year.

D'Souza has asked all businesses located along the coastline, in close proximity to the water including beach shack owners and water sports operators to take safety measures in wake of the recurrence of the Supermoon.