New Year kicks off with a Supermoon

(WBAY) - The new year kicks off with a Supermoon.

StormCenter 2 Chief Meteorologist Steve Beylon says the Supermoon will peak Monday (Jan. 1) at 8:24 p.m.

So what it is a Supermoon? It's a full moon at or near the closest point in the moon's orbit around earth, according to NASA.

NASA says a Supermoon appears about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons.

Click here for more information on the Supermoon.

The Supermoon is the first of two full moons in January. We'll have a blue moon at the end of the month.

Native American moon names:

ONEIDA TRIBE: "MID-WINTER" MOON
MENOMINEE TRIBE: "SHAKING HANDS" MOON





 
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