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January 2018 brings two supermoons

Gracie Warda, Online Editor

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The new year can bring many events, among which are two supermoons in the first month. A supermoon occurs when a full moon and the moon’s perigee (or point in its orbit where it is closest to Earth) fall on the same day. This lunar occurrence causes the Moon to appear to be 14 percent larger and 30 percent larger, according to Space.com. Click below to learn more about these two supermoons.  

The first supermoon of January happened on Jan. 1-2, with the peak on Jan. 2 at 9:24 p.m. EST, according to Space.com. While the full moon was visible on Jan. 1, the supermoon did not occur until Jan. 2.

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  1. mike warda on January 5th, 2018 8:30 AM

    A lot of great information in such a short article. Presenting your research and using the video allowed you to get a huge point across in a short time. It was also easier to read and more fun. Nice job