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PHOTO GALLERY: Supermoon double feature in January

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TUCSON – The Supermoon bookends January 2018.

According to 4WARN Meteorologist Jeff Beamish, Supermoons on are expected Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. The New Year’s Day Supermoon rises over the Old Pueblo at 5:29 PM.

The Jan. 31 Supermoon will feature a total lunar eclipse, where the Earth blocks the sunlight from reflecting off the moon.

Cloud cover permitting, totality should be seen in Tucson in the early morning hours of Jan.31. It will also be a blue moon, which is defined as the second full moon to occur in the same month.

According to NASA, a Supermoon is a Moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Because of its proximity, the moon will appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

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