Supermoon makes its appearance Monday night

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And there have been some pretty amusing reactions to seeing the moon, presumably because the only other choice late on New Year's Day is watching the final of the darts or a Bond movie. The term gives preference to the geometric alignment of Sun-Earth-Moon and allows the occurrence of perigee into a wider time period than the actual instant of perigee (up to about two weeks, which is nearly half of the Moon's orbit). In fact, it is an elliptical orbit around the Earth, with an average distance from the Earth of about 238,000 miles.

What is so "Super" about the moon tonight?

A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is at its closest orbit to Earth. On Jan. 31, the moon will rise at 4:54 p.m. and be visible for almost 10 hours.

This is nearly as close as the Supermoon back in November of 2016 when we were about 221,500 miles away. It won't be that close again until November 25, 2034.

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What can I expect out of the Supermoon? When this happens, the moon appears rusty, or blood colored. It will be a neat site to see if you can courageous the extreme cold tonight, because we have a nice snow pack outside, which will reflect a lot of the light from the moon. A third supermoon will happen January 31. Hopefully, some of you can share a better version.

Stargazers are sharing their images of this full moon on social media and they sure are giving those fireworks videos posted Sunday night a run for their money.

The last in this series of Supermoons will be on January 31st which will make it not only a "Supermoon" but also a "Blue Moon" since it'll be the second full-moon occurring in a month's time. It will still be a neat event either way!

It is expected to have 99.8 per cent illumination bringing the brightest moon light of the year as well.

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