Tonight's Supermoon will be biggest and brightest of 2018

Biggest supermoon of 2018 to shine over Taiwan tonight

Biggest supermoon of 2018 to shine over Taiwan tonight

But do not worry if you missed it, there will be a second chance to see the supermoon at the end of January.

A lunar eclipse - when the moon passes through the earth's shadow - will also take place on January 31.

We'll also see another supermoon in February, NASA said. Plus, both the January full moons will be super moons, appearing about 7% bigger than normal.

Another full moon will light up our skies on January 31 too. The moon rises at 4:17 p.m.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is at the closest point to Earth on its monthly orbit, and as much of the moon as possible is visible.

The moon is at its closest point to Earth - known as the perigee - around 221,600 miles away.

Beach shack operators had complained about a lack of warning earlier this month, after a combination of cyclone Ockhi and Supermoon wrecked havoc on the beaches, with the rising water damaging several beach shacks and eroding beach stretches, popular with tourists.

"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon, not just that once but every chance they have". "Like when you go from 100 to 150 watts; I thought the moon was going to appear noticeably brighter last night, but it really wasn't at all!"

According to the Space Sciences and Astronomy Section of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), today's supermoon was visible at 10:24 a.m. It looks slightly larger and slightly brighter, and definitely catches the eye.

Another Supermoon is on the calendar for January 31, 2018. The last time two blue moons happened in the same year was 1999.

"As long as it's clear out, you'll have no trouble seeing the moon at all", she said.

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