January 2018 Brings Super Moons, Blood Moon, Blue Moon

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The first month of 2018 is certain to delight moon lovers.

The first supermoon of the year actually happens on New Year’s Day. It’s nicknamed the ‘wolf’ moon conjuring images of howling wolves.

Scientists say the moon will at its closest point from earth and will have an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow.

NASA forecasts yet another supermoon on January 31 which will also feature a total lunar eclipse. The moon will pass into the Earth’s shadow, making it a Blood Moon.

The second full moon in the month is called a ‘Blue’ Moon.

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