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Super moon to light up the night sky on the first day of 2018

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Mother Nature will have her own celebration to kick off the new year: a supermoon.

You can see the first supermoon of 2018 on Monday night.

A supermoon can appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon because the moon is at its closest point to earth in its orbit.

The moon will rise at 5:23 p.m. on Monday, just after sunset.

Skies will be mostly clear across the Upper Midwest on Monday night, including Michigan and Ohio.

Monday's full supermoon will also be the first of two full moons in the month of January.

Two full moons in one month is referred to as a "blue moon."


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