You won’t have to wait long for the first supermoon of the year. Not only does the first full moon of the year fall on January 1; it also happens to be a supermoon.
According to NASA, a supermoon is a moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around earth. When these lunar events occur, the moon appears 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, though experts say it’s tough for the naked eye to notice much of a difference.
Supermoons usually show up every 13 months, but this year is different. Because January has a second full moon — on January 31 — it will also be a supermoon.
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