Look out for a Wolf Moon over Manchester this New Year

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The full moon that occurs at this time in the year is nicknamed the Frost Moon due to Native American traditions or the Moon Before Yule as it is the last full moon of the season.

Mother Nature is preparing to offer a nice little treat to the hungover people of the world on the first day of 2018.

So, lunar gazers will witness a 'blue, blood supermoon, ' on January 31.

Supermoons occur when a full moon coincides with the time that the moon is closest to Earth. A supermoon, the site added, happens when the moon is in something called "perigee", which means it's making its closest approach to Earth in a single orbit. The first moon of the New Year, the wolf moon, is named after the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Then, the moon will be just 223,068 miles from Earth, compared to its average distance of 238,855 miles. The best time to check out a full moon is when it's low on the horizon, during moonrise or moonset.

The supermoon will happen the evening of January 30. The final installment of the supermoon series will kick off on January 31, which will be "extra special", NASA says. This is when the moon will also take on the characteristically orange-red color of a blood moon as it passes over the Midwest through the completion of the lunar eclipse.

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In 2018 there will be two Blue Moons - one in January and one in March, February being left out without a full moon.

That supermoon on January 31 also will be a blue moon, which is the name given to any second full moon in one calendar month.

So the moon won't be as bright, but it will "take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow", NASA says, and could take on a "reddish hue".

The lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere in nighttime unlike the solar eclipses which can be seen from specific places. "Folks in the eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it", said Noah Petro, supervising research assistant at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The moon is pretty cool and worth looking at, no matter what: "The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon, not just that once but every chance they have!"

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