Supermoon makes its appearance Monday night

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It will appear slightly bigger than a normal full moon, and it might appear to be significantly brighter than a full moon. If you want to know when your local "moonrise" time is, check here and put your city in the search bar.

The best viewing will be from a tall structure because the moon will be so low on the horizon.

A very cold night is expected again tonight, and with clearing skies, we should be able to get a glimpse of the biggest supermoon of the year (and month). In Milwaukee the eclipse will start at 5:48 a.m. and totality will begin at 6:51 a.m. and last until the moon sets at 7:06 a.m., said Bonadurer. The last one occurred on December 3. Check out The Virtual Telescope Project or Slooh.com, which livestreams supermoons.

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Since it will not be seen anymore tonight, don't worry: another supermoon awaits at the end of the month. A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes completely through the Earth's shadow. That means skywatchers will see the moon about 14% largers and about 30% brighter than a regular moon.

The January 31 supermoon will also be the second full moon of the month, often referred to as the "blue moon", which happen every two and a half years, on average. The best time to watch this supermoon would be when it is setting over the western horizon early in the morning. A supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day that it reaches its perigree, the point in the moon's elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth.

PAGASA, however, said the moon appearing with a tinge of blue, may occur in certain atmospheric conditions like during volcanic eruptions or when exceptionally large fires leave particles in the atmosphere. To take a photo, fit your camera with a telephoto lens and lengthen the shutter time and increase the sensitivity (ISO) to compensate for the lower nighttime light.

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