The brightest moon of 2018 is expected tonight

On the night of January 2, 2018 in the sky will appear exciting Superlun, that is full, bright and the biggest in 2018.

Our satellite will reach the full moon on January 2, 2018 and will be at the point closest to the Earth in its orbit (perigee, 356565 km). When these two astronomical events “coincide”, they usually talk about the Superlun. In fact, the satellite will be slightly larger and brighter than usual. When the Moon, moving in an elliptical orbit, approaches as close as possible to our planet, this phenomenon is called a super moon. For us, the satellite looks 14% larger and 30% brighter than the usual full moon.