PICS: #Wolfmoon sees super start to 2018

2018-01-02 09:50 - Selene Brophy
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A plane on its approach to London's Heathrow on January 1, 2018. (Photo: AFP)

Cape Town - The moon seems to be more super than average of late.

And while some say the hype of super moons are not all they're cracked up to be - the full #WolfMoon as it's been dubbed, which kicked off the new year, somehow still holds a sense of wonder for the small spot we occupy in our universe.

This Super moon, the largest for 2018, is the second in a trio of super moons within a two-month time-frame. The first took place on 3 December and the third is set to take place on 31 January.

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A full moon happens at perigee - and a super moon happens at the same time in the lunar cycle that the moon is closest to the earth.  The moon became full at 02;24 GMT on Tuesday, 2 January and will peak at 21:54 GMT. At that time, according to, the moon will be about 356 565 kilometers (About 221 559 miles) from Earth.  

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