New Year Starts With A Super Blue Moon, A Blood Moon, And A Black Moon

 

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Happy New year and welcome to 2018.  January first was the full wolf moon, which also happens to be a super moon.  That means the moon's orbit is in perigee, its closest point to Earth.  The moon this year will be full, just as the moon hits its closest point in orbit (perigee), making it appear up to fourteen percent larger and thirty percent brighter than usual  (9:24 p.m. EST (0224 GMT Tuesday Jan. 2).  The January full moon is called the Wolf Moon named after howling wolves, that would appear outside native American villages. It . . .

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