January could be called the month of the Moon! Two Full Moons occur in January, January 1 and
January 31. The Full Moon of January 1 is the closest to Earth, and largest in appearance, for 2018,
due to close proximity to Lunar Perigee (which can lead to large tides along ocean coastlines), which some people refer to as a "Super-Moon." A second "Super-Moon" occurs on January 31 for the second Full Moon in a calendar month, known as a "Blue Moon." And, the January 31 Full Moon occurs at the time of a Total Lunar Eclipse visible over most of the Earth except most of South America, most of Africa, Western Europe, and Antarctica. An Eclipse of the Moon / Lunar Eclipse is the type of eclipse completely safe to watch with telescopes, binoculars, and the naked-eyes.
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Astronomical Calendar for 2018 January:
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"Astronomical Calendar: 2017 December." 2017 Dec. 1.
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