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The year 2018 starts with rear celestial events; more two events to come soon

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The New Year has entered with some special kind of light works. It was not the fireworks; it was something more than that. It has been said that the year 2018 will witness some rare celestial events such as, the recently happened supermoon. The whole world has witnessed the beauty of supermoon. The space research agency NASA termed this as the wolf moon.

The moon which stays 384,400 km away from earth is playing a great role to provide some important thing to Earth to support life. It controls oceans and its tides and also helps to control the climate of the planet. So during the supermoon, it comes very close to earth and brings some changes to Earth for a short period.

Many people captured this Celestial event, and after that, they have started some beautiful images of the supermoon.  The science says, the reason behind the supermoons, while orbiting around the Earth, at a time the moon passes very close to Earth which is known as the perigee.

Well, it is not ending here. There are two more celestial events which will happen soon, and it will occur on January 31, 2018. People will see two more rare events, i.e., the second full moon and a total lunar eclipse. It will be a rare thing as it comes after more than 150 years.

If go through the Canon of Lunar Eclipses, 1500 B.C. – A.D. 3000, by Bao-Lin Liu and Alan D. Fiala after this, this celestial event will again occur on 31st December 2018 and then on 31st January 20137. It is also said that two supermoons may occur in March 2018.

NASA informed that the supermoon was 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the other supermoon occurred till now.

Some report has given information about the places in where people will get a clear visibility of upcoming blue, red supper moon. The scientists have informed that Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and few parts of Australia will see a complete view of the blue moon lighting the sky. In those places, the blue moon will occur in the night. Apart from these areas, people living Alaska, Hawaii and northwestern of Canada will also see the blue moon without any disturbance.  The timing of blue moon in western Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe will be the time of moonrise.

As it is a rare event, NASA advised to people to take this opportunity to study more about the moon.

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