Super Moon

Jan. 31, 2018: 1:27 p.m. to 1:28 p.m. UTC

Super Moon

Super Moon

January 31st - Supermoon time!

A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its full phase at the same time as it hits its closest approach to Earth. The result is a stunning sight as it appears to be much larger and brighter than normal. When the moon is farthest away it’s known as apogee, and when it’s closest it’s known as perigee. On October 27th, we’re going to have another perigee full moon— a close full moon of the year.

Main image credit: Supermoon by Miguel Claro -

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