There Will Be A Very Special Full Moon Tonight, Don’t Miss It !
Just in time to properly introduce the new year, the night sky of January 1, 2018, will be graced with a rare “Wolf Moon” supermoon.
The first full moon of January is nicknamed the “Wolf Moon”, apparently in accordance with certain Native American traditions, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Other sources, however, claim that the name has Anglo-Saxon origins. Either way, it just so happens that this year’s Wolf Moon will occur on New Year’s Day and will also be a supermoon, according to NASA.
Supermoons appear around 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than your typical full Moon. That might sound like a lot (and the name does sound impressive), but don’t expect to be totally blown away as the results are not always noticeable to the naked eye.