Wolf Moon rises over frozen Mille Lacs Lake

Wolf Moon rises over frozen Mille Lacs Lake

Wolf Moon rises over frozen Mille Lacs Lake

We will have another super moon in January - the second being a blue moon - that will also undergo a total lunar eclipse.

Will you be sky-watching?

NASA described last month's supermoon, Monday's and the one coming at the end of the month as a sort of trilogy of supermoons.

This year's supermoon will appear at 10:45 a.m. today over Taiwan at a distance of 356,565 kilometers (221,559 miles) from the Earth and will be best viewed just after dusk tonight, according to the observatory.

The second full moon will come on January 31, but it will not reflect much light and will not always be a perfectly round shape because it will be part of a full lunar eclipse that starts at 6:50 p.m., the observatory forecast.

The moon will be at full phase (directly opposite the sun) at 9:24 p.m. EST and at perigee as it is rising (closest to the Earth for the month) at 5 p.m. EST - less than 24 hours apart, hence the Supermoon.

The first full moon of 2018 pictured in Somerset, England.

Supermoons are accompanied by king tides - the highest tides of the year - because they have a greater gravitational pull on the ocean.

A lunar eclipse - when the moon passes through the earth's shadow - will also take place on January 31. This happens twice a year on average.

Paranjpye further said the best time to watch the supermoon (or for that matter any full moon) is when it rises and sets. The moon was thought to appear when hungry wolves howled outside the villages.

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