Blue moon, PAGASA said, refers to the second of two full moons occurring in the same month.
There's an added bonus for stargazers, astronomy nerds and telescope aficionados - January's blue moon on the 31st will feature a total lunar eclipse. The supermoon on January 31 is also known as the Blue Moon since it's the second full moon of January.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Filipinos are in for several spectacles of the evening sky with the occurrence of a total lunar eclipse on January 31, which will be visible throughout the country. It happens each month but tonight's moon is the closest of 2018. Peak viewing times for the rising of the moon are 5:04 p.m.in San Francisco, 4:34 p.m.in New York City, 6:06 p.m.in Honolulu, and 4:15 p.m.in Anchorage, Alaska.
The moon is set to reach its perigee, at a distance of 3.56 lakh km from the earth, at 3.34 am and will set around 7.54 am. When added to the glow of a full moon, the difference is hardly perceptible to the human eye. The term gives preference to the geometric alignment of Sun-Earth-Moon and allows the occurrence of perigee into a wider time period than the actual instant of perigee (up to about two weeks, which is nearly half of the Moon's orbit). But let's stick with Wolf Moon, it sounds a bit more like a Nineties rap album.
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You can watch webcasts of January's New Year's Day supermoon live today and tonight.
Of course, once somebody is told that the moon is closer than normal to Earth and that it will consequently appear somewhat larger, they might respond with something like, "Oh yeah!"
"The best thing about this, with lunar eclipses it doesn't matter where you are because the moon is so bright and visible", Bonadurer said.